Christelle Moneypenny, MSc joins our team with a specialty in qualitative research informed by critical theory. She has an academic background in sociology with a sub-focus on social determinants of health, gender rights, and safe equitable access to abortion as well as cultural safety in Canadian healthcare. Christelle brings considerable previous experience in health services and policy research, including her graduate research, which examined the barriers international medical graduates experience while attempting to gain licensure and entry into the medical profession in Canada.
Christelle is passionate about collaboration with diverse groups and stakeholders and is consistently curious about the “why”. She has created tools to help educators build more inclusive, reflective, and culturally responsive classrooms and has facilitated workshops empowering youth to champion change in their communities. Christelle is committed to social justice and gender equity, and to operating under anti-oppressive, anti-racist, pro-feminist intersectional frameworks while bringing reflexivity into her everyday work and research.