Lois A. Jackson (PhD, Sociology, University of Toronto) is a Professor of Health Promotion at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS). Currently she is Co-Director of the Atlantic Interdisciplinary Research Network (AIRN), and she is past Scientific Director of the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (now the Healthy Populations Institute). For over 20 years she has conducted community-based research with diverse marginalized populations including people who use substances. Much of this research centres on improving access to health services as well as harm reduction services. Dr. Jackson also conducts research with healthcare workers who travel to provide services in communities and in homes, and this work draws attention to the challenges and opportunities of mobile work. She was an Executive Member of the SSHRC-funded ‘On the Move Partnership’, and she co-led the Nova Scotia component of the partnership. She has led a number of nationally-funded studies and presented and published widely internationally, nationally and locally. She is the recipient of numerous career awards and has devoted much of her career to capacity building in qualitative research methods.
Jackson, L, Kruisselbrink, A., Bourgeault, I., Price, S., Gardiner Barber, P., Nourpanah, S., & Leiter, M. Geographically mobile healthcare workers and the conditions of their travel: The perspectives of managers. Published online April 2020. Healthcare Management Forum
Jackson, L. & Strike C. Harm reduction ‘on the move’: What is the role of environmental influences? [Commentary]. (2020) Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserviced, 31(2), 519-529.
Jackson, L., Price, S., Gardiner Barber, P., Kruisselbrink, A., Leiter, M., Nourpanah, S., & Bourgeault, I. Healthcare workers ‘on the move’: Making visible the employment-related geographic mobility of healthcare workers. (2019) Health Sociology Review, 28:3, 277-290. DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2019.1659154
Nourpanah, S., Bourgeault, I., Jackson, L., Price, S., Gardiner Barber, P., & Leiter, M. (2018). Intersecting policy contexts of employment-related geographical mobility of healthcare workers: The case of Nova Scotia, Canada. [Discussion and Debate] Healthcare Policy, 14(2), 12-21.
Leiter, M., Jackson, L., Bourgeault, I., Price, S., Kruisselbrink, A., Gardiner Barber, P., & Nourpanah, S. (2018). The relationship of safety with burnout for mobile health employees. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (1461), 11 pages.
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