Title or Function
- Evidence-Based Policy, Knowledge Mobilization, Science–Policy Interfaces, Deliberative Democracy, Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity, Energy, Climate Change
- Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
I am a member of the new Atlantic Hub of PhiLab, based at Grenfell Campus (Memorial University of Newfoundland) in Corner Brook, NL. One of the Atlantic Hub’s priorities is to investigate rural capacity to participate in the grantmaking ecosystem in Atlantic Canada. Within this thematic area, I am interested in examining the role of charitable organizations in transdisciplinary relationships as well as making comparisons between the conceptual areas of evidence-based policy and effective altruism. Outside of PhiLab, I am broadly interested in knowledge mobilization for sustainability. I want to understand how to take existing knowledge in universities and “move” it to where it can do the most good for society and the environment. In practice, this research examines cases of public deliberation as well as partnerships between academia, government, and community, usually around issues of energy or climate change. Also, I am a board member for the Environmental Studies Association of Canada, am passionate about public speaking and debating, and am a certified facilitator for the internationally-recognized Instructional Skills Workshop.