Dr. Emily Reid-Musson
Dr. Emily Reid-Musson is the Principal Investigator for the studies and is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Memorial University in the Department of Geography and the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research. She is also Adjunct Faculty in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Trained as a geographer, her research focuses on experiences of work-related health, safety, and geographical mobility (commuting, migration) particularly in the context of non-standard workplaces, with a particular emphasis on Canadian agriculture.
Dr. Ellen MacEachen
Dr. Ellen MacEachen, Co-Investigator (OHS Futures Grant and SSHRC IDG Grants), is Associate Professor and Associate Director in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. She is an expert in OHS policy, non-standard work, injury prevention, and advanced qualitative research methods. She sits on the Expert Panel for the Labour Market Information Council of Canada and is past president of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health.
Dr. Mary Beckie
Dr. Mary Beckie, Co-Investigator (OHS Futures Grant), is a Professor, Associate Dean Academic and Director of Community Engagement Studies in the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta. She specializes in the scholarship of engagement and sustainable community development, particularly as relates to alternative agri-food systems. While most of her work is situated in Western Canada, she has also conducted research in the UK, Cuba, and Southeast Asia.
Dr. Lars Hallstrom
Dr. Lars Hallstrom, Co-Investigator (OHS Futures Grant), is Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities, and Professor of Political Studies and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta. He is a comparative policy analyst, and has experience in risk assessment and management, health and environmental policy, community and rural development, and the social determinants of health.
Dr. Kendra Strauss
Dr. Kendra Strauss, Co-Investigator (SSHRC IDG Grant), is the Director of the Labour Studies Program and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at SFU. She is also an Associate Member of the Department of Geography. Kendra is a feminist political economist with interests in labour regulation, carework and social reproduction, migration, and social infrastructures.
Lydia Vermeyden is a research analyst for the study. She has an MSc. in Physics and Quantum Information from the University of Waterloo, and several years of experience as a research analyst. Her research areas of study have been experimental quantum optics, nursing and public health, and most recently agriculture and public health.
Hannah Moore acts as a research assistant for the study and is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Women’s and Gender Studies in 2019. Her research experience is qualitative in nature and prior to this study focused on topics such as women and criminalization and the underrepresentation in Nova Scotia’s labour force.