As a PhD student in Social and Ecological Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, I study health systems in the transition to a society that can secure human and environmental wellbeing over the long-term. My research brings together theories from anthropology, complexity science, ecology, sociology, ecological economics, and social innovation to create a prefigurative model of green healthcare grounded in original ethnography of niche health systems. Currently I am most interested in 1) theories of socio-ecological systems transformation, 2) anthropological and sociological approaches to social change, 3) ecological limits to economic growth and their implications for medicine in the Anthropocene, and 4) wicked problems in the transition to an alternative, ecologically viable modernity. My work is supervised by Dr. Stephen Quilley and Dr. Jennifer Lynes.

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