Lois A. Jackson (PhD, Sociology, University of Toronto), is the Scientific Director of the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC), and Professor of Health Promotion, Dalhousie University. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Jackson has led numerous large-scale, community-based, collaborative research studies. Her research analyzes how multiple social factors, including a lack of employment opportunities, limited access to health care, and social marginalization, shape the health and well-being of various populations. Her nationally funded research has focused on rural populations, women, youth and people with addictions. From 2000-2005, Dr. Jackson held a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Investigator Award, and in 2011 she was the recipient of the Faculty of Health Professions (Dalhousie University) Research Excellence Award. She has published extensively in national and international journals, and has received research funding from regional and national (CIHR and SSHRC) funding bodies. Over the course of her career, Dr. Jackson has devoted much of her time to mentoring students and faculty in research development , community-based research, and qualitative research methods.
Lois co-leads, with Ivy Bourgeault, the Nova Scotia field research component of On the Move. She is also a member of the Executive Committee.
Parker, J., Jackson, L., Dykeman, M., Gahagan, J., & Karabanow, J. (2012). Harm reduction in Atlantic Canada: Access to services and implications for rural and small-town residents who inject drugs. Health & Place, 18 (2), 152-162.
Jackson, L., Unruh, A. & Donahue, M. (2011). Living in a rural community is good for your health…or is it? Young rural women talk about rural living and their health. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 30 (1), 1-16.
Temple, J., Neis, B., Jackson, L., Roseman, S. Romanow, P. & Vincent, C. (2011). Employment-related mobility and the health of workers, families and communities: The Canadian context. LeTraville/Work, 67, 121-156.
Jackson, L., Tirone, S., Donovan, C. & Hood, R. (2007). Community restructuring and the health of youth: A qualitative study of a small coastal community in Newfoundland, Canada. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 26(2), 71-89.
Jackson, L., Marshall, A., Tirone, S., Donovan, C. & Shepard, B. (2006). The forgotten population? Power, powerlessness and agency among youth in coastal communities. In P. Sinclair & R.E. Ommer (Eds.). Power & Restructuring: Shaping Canada’s Coastal Society & Environment (pp.232-248). St. John’s, NL: ISER Books.
Faculty page, Dalhousie University