Anne Taillefer, PhD, is a homeopathic practitioner (EEH Paris-Aix) and independent researcher. She was first trained as midwife and in medical sciences (BSc(Med)) at McGill University, and later obtained her Ph.D. in health sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM-co dir.McGill). She has been involved for decades in the women’s health movement in Quebec and currently works with groups toward the development of unconventional medicines serving the communities. She is a consultant to the scientific committee of the Syndicat professionnel des homéopathes du Québec (SPHQ-FP-CSN), member of the IREF-UQAM (Institut de Recherches et d’Études Féministes) and of RQASF (Réseau Québécois d’Action pour la Santé des Femmes).
Her work explores the political construction of knowledge, professional monopolies in healthcare, and a range of research areas related to unconventional medicines. Her engagements emphasize feminist epistemological perspectives that account for the experiences of excluded groups; pluralistic, heterodox, and non-hegemonic modes of health knowledge; considerations of epistemic justice; evidentiary critiques; and complex systems research methodologies..