Nature and mental health, health equity, environmental psychology
I am interested in how time spent in green and natural spaces contributes to mental health and wellbeing. I have studied the equity implications of green space (i.e., as a social determinant of health) and continue to look at socioeconomic-based disparities in access and use of natural spaces in North America. I have developed a framework and novel method for use in experimental and quasi-experimental research designs, and continue to learn alongside experts in the nature and health realm as part of various professional organizations. I am also the founder and a convener of the International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS) Early Career Researchers Network.
When I’m not inside working on how to get others outside, I am walking, surfing, or on Grouse Mountain.