Building on her background in journalism, sociology (B.A.) and environmental sciences (MSc.) in Quebec, Geneviève Nadeau is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Administration at the School of Political Studies of the University of Ottawa. An active member of the CIHR Team in Gender, Environment and Health, Geneviève sustains a keen interest in the managerial dimensions of emerging science-policy issues. Her doctoral research aims to develop a better understanding of the nature and contours of some discretionary dimensions of the decision-making process related to the choice of public policy instruments in the Canadian federal administration. She studies more specifically the implementation of a program aiming to risk manage toxic chemicals categorized as high-priority for the protection of health, safety and the environments.
As part of a concurrent interest in the social and political implications of the unfolding of new labour dynamics in Canada (notably related to the development of new types and localizations of extractive activities), Geneviève is involved in the On the Move Partnership’s Policy component as a research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Bornstein (Memorial University). Her work with On the Move focuses on the production of a comprehensive understanding of the multiple ways in which actual interprovincial policies are likely to affect Canadian and non-Canadian mobile workers and how, conversely, existing interprovincial trends in mobile work raise challenges for federal and provincial governments in Canada.Top ^