As a scholar–practitioner and educator in Counselling Psychology, I work at the nexus of mental health and social justice. Recent and current projects explore the implications of homophobic and transphobic stigma, trauma, and intersectional oppressions for refugee protection, settlement, and mental health.
My research uses critical, interpretive, and collaborative qualitative inquiry methods, and I strive to involve communities and participants in active, respectful, knowledge co-production. Results of these projects include academic and practitioner publications, policy briefs, public advocacy, and knowledge exchanges.
In parallel, I am working with community agencies that support LGBTQ and refugee mental health as they develop and assess their counselling practices and programs.