Julia Smith

University Research Associate

Health Sciences

Julia Smith

University Research Associate

Health Sciences

Areas of interest

Gender and outbreak response, commercial and political determinants of health, global health

Education

  • BA (Hons), University of Victoria
  • MA, Peace Studies, University of Bradford
  • PhD, School of Social and International Studies, University of Bradford

Biography

Dr. Julia Smith, PhD, is a University Research Associate in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. In addition to currently co-leading the Gender and COVID-19 Project, she plays a lead role in research on the political economy of the tobacco industry (SSHRC and NIH) and Indigenous Peoples’ health (CIHR). Dr. Smith’s research interests centre around the social, political and commercial determinants of health, global health governance, gender-based analysis, sexual and reproductive health, community development, human rights, participatory methods and feminist theory. She is the author of dozens of peer reviewed articles on topics related to gender, global health and political economy, as well as the book Civil Society and the Global Response to HIV/AIDS, and numerous chapters. She has worked with health and development projects in North America, Europe and Africa, and frequently works in consultation with government actors and multilateral organizations. Dr. She holds a PhD in Peace Studies, from the University of Bradford, where she was a Rotary World Peace Fellow.

Courses

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