Dr. Allison Williams is trained as a social geographer, specializing in health research addressing: caregiver-employees, quality of life, critical policy/program evaluation, and therapeutic landscapes. She currently is an Associate Professor at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) and has held previous academic appointments at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) and Brock University (St. Catherines, Ontario). She is the recipient of a number of Awards, including the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) - Ontario Women's Health Council, Institute for Gender and Health Mid-Career Scientist Salary Award (2008-2013), the CIHR New Investigator Salary Award (2001-2006), and the Canadian Association of Geographers Julian M. Szeircz prize (2003). She currently holds the CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health (2014-2019) and is leading a research program examining caregiver-employees.
I am currently accepting masters and doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows into my research program addressing the gendered aspects of caregiver-employees (2014-2018).
Dr. Williams'?research program will examine how sex and gender is manifested in the interface between unpaid caregiving work and paid labour, recognizing that the role strain across these two entities causes ill-health for caregiver employees. In addition to building capacity for research on work and health that accounts for sex and gender, she will work with a range of knowledge users and non-academic collaborators to simultaneously foster the translation of that research into sex and gender sensitive policies and interventions that improve workers' health. She is currently recruiting graduate students to work in this program of research at both the Master's (2) and Doctoral (2) levels, as well as post-doctoral fellows (3).
- Post-doctural Fellow Call (3 over the course of 2014-2019): focus on caregiver-employees, where various projects will be advanced.
Applications will be accepted by mail (electronic and hard copy) on an ongoing basis, with the start dates of Sept. 2014 (2 year), Sept. 2016 (2 year) and Sept. 2019 (1 year).
For further information, please contact Dr. Allison Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org via phone at (905)525-9140, ext. 24334.
Therapeutic landscapes; Informal/family caregiving; Home/community health care; Urban health/quality of life; Health determinants; Women's health; Sense of place; Rural health/care; Health care services/policy; Program planning and evaluation.
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