Research Staff & Postdoctoral fellows

Carlee Wright      IHACC Project Manger University of Guelph

Carlee Wright
IHACC Project Manger
University of Guelph

Dr. Terence Epule   Postdoctoral Fellow McGill University

Dr. Terence Epule
Postdoctoral Fellow
McGill University

Matthew King      Research Assistant University of Leeds

Matthew King
Research Assistant
University of Leeds

Emma Windfeld      Research Assistant University of Leeds

Emma Windfeld
Research Assistant
University of Leeds

 

PHD STUDENTS

Ingrid Arotoma   University of Leeds

Ingrid Arotoma
University of Leeds

Kate Bishop-Williams     University of Guelph

Kate Bishop-Williams
University of Guelph

Katy Davis     University of Leeds

Katy Davis
University of Leeds

Melanie Flynn     University of Leeds

Melanie Flynn
University of Leeds

Jacqueline Middleton     University of Guelph

Jacqueline Middleton
University of Guelph

Kaitlin Patterson     University of Guelph

Kaitlin Patterson
University of Guelph

Guilia Scarpa     University of Leeds

Guilia Scarpa
University of Leeds

Paola Torres-Slimming     Cayetano University

Paola Torres-Slimming
Cayetano University

Bianca Van Bavel     University of Leeds

Bianca Van Bavel
University of Leeds

 

MASTERS STUDENTS

Triphine Ainembabazi     Makerere University

Triphine Ainembabazi
Makerere University

Darya Anderson     McGill University

Darya Anderson
McGill University

Crystal Gong   University of Alberta

Crystal Gong
University of Alberta

Martin Kigozi     Makerere University

Martin Kigozi
Makerere University

Emilinah Namaganda     Makerere University

Emilinah Namaganda
Makerere University

Rosa Mercedes Silvera     Cayetano University

Rosa Mercedes Silvera
Cayetano University

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Grace Asaasira     Makerere University

Grace Asaasira
Makerere University

Isaac Bell     University of Guelph

Isaac Bell
University of Guelph

Shaugn Coggins   University of Alberta

Shaugn Coggins
University of Alberta

 
 

STUDENT & TRAINEE BIOgraphies

KATY DAVIS

Katy is based at the University of Leeds, and is co-supervised by Dr. Ford and Dr. Harper.  Her PhD research focuses on participatory climate modelling, ethnoclimatology, and human health in the Canadian Arctic.  It aims to use co-research to develop and apply a new framework that will connect Indigenous Knowledge and science to model how climate change-related changes in trail access impacts health. Katy has a BSc in Neuroscience from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London. She has experience in the use of qualitative, participatory, and quantitative research methods for global health research and an interest in innovative mixed-methods research.

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Matthew King

Matthew is a photographer and research assistant working with IHACC. Currently, his work involves creating companion photography to IHACC research in order to more effectively convey the emotional aspects of the work. 

MatthewKingPhotography.com  //  Adapt to Eat website  

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Emma Windfeld

Emma recently graduated from McGill with a B.A. in Environment (Ecological Determinants of Health) and a minor in Geography. Emma’s current research involves integrating indigenous knowledge and community-based metrics into climate modeling, with a focus on the ways in which climate change will impact the health of the Batwa population in southwest Uganda.

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Jacqueline Middleton

Jacqueline is a PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of Guelph working with Dr. Harper and Dr. Cunsolo. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences from the University of Toronto in 2014. Jacqueline's PhD work uses participatory methods to understand the connections between environment, mental health and wellbeing in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut. 

Katherine Bishop

Kate Bishop-Williams is a PhD Candidate (Epidemiology) in the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph (supervised by Drs. Sherilee Harper and Jan Sargeant). Kate's research uses an EcoHealth approach to investigate meteorological impacts on hospital admissions and respiratory infections in Bwindi, Uganda. Kate uses spatial, temporal, statistical, and epidemiological modelling to better understand the relationship between weather and climate and respiratory infections in this region. 

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Carlee Wright

Carlee completed her Masters degree in Population Medicine at the University of Guelph in 2017, and is currently the IHACC project manager. Carlee's MSc research used an EcoHealth framework to understand drinking water storage and contamination, acute gastrointestinal illness, and water consumption in the community of Rigolet in Nunatsiavut. 
Email: carlee@uoguelph.ca

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Bianca Van Bavel

Bianca is a PhD student at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, working under supervision of Dr. Berrang Ford.  She is working at the interface between health and environment, together with Batwa communities in Southwestern Uganda, to find new epidemiological approaches that monitor and reflect sensitivities of health to climate and environmental change.

Melanie flynn

Melanie is a PhD student working with Indigenous communities in the Arctic to explore culturally appropriate ways to plan for and adapt to climate change. Her research interests include knowledge co-production, effective adaptation, participatory methods and usable science.

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Darya Anderson

Darya Anderson is an MSc student in Geography at McGill University, working with Dr. Ford. Darya’s research interests include environmental justice, climate change, and microbial ecology. Her research aims to address the question of how climate change impacts the land-based livelihoods of Indigenous communities, with a focus bakeapple picking (an important traditional food source in the region).

Personal Website 

ISSac BELL

Isaac is a Bio-Medical Science student at the University of Guelph. Isaac joined the Harper Lab in May 2017, and has a wide range of academic interests, spanning human health, environmental issues, and the philosophy of science. Isaac has assisted with several IHACC graduate research projects, as well as various organizational duties. He is interested in continuing to learn about how environmental toxins and physical threats related to climate change can affect the health of Indigenous populations in the Arctic, and the role of community-based adaptations in addressing these issues. 

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KAitlin patterson

Kate is a PhD student in Population Medicine and International Development at the University of Guelph. Her Masters in Health Geography from McGill University (Supervisor: Dr. Lea Berrang Ford) focused on food security among the Indigenous Batwa of Kanungu District, Uganda. Kate is now shifting her focus to maternal and infant health among the Batwa, a key priority identified at the local and national levels in Uganda for her PhD.
kpatte08@uoguelph.ca  // www.epidemiologykate.wordpress.com

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Dr. Terence Epule

Coming soon.

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Guilia Scarpa

coming soon.

Shaugn Coggins

coming soon.

Alejandra Bussaleu

coming soon.



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Grace Asaasira

Asaasira Grace is a student at Makerere University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in community psychology. She has completed her second year of coursework and plans to do an honours project with IHACC, focused on the influence of alcohol production on environment among the Batwa and Non-Batwa in the Kayonza subcounty.

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Martin Kigozi

Martin is an MSc student in the Environment and Natural Resources program at Makerere University in Kampala. His graduate studies with the IHACC Project focus on the Influence of land cover/use change and water quality on the health of Batwa communities in the Kigezi Highlands.

 

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Emilinah Namaganda

Emilinah is completing the coursework of her Master of Arts in Geography program at Makerere University. She has strong interests in the impact of climate change on water systems and the subsequent impact of such changes on rural and Indigenous livelihoods. In August 2018, Emilinah will begin working on her master thesis, where she will be conducting a scenario analysis to identify and characterize how changes in water systems in Batwa settlements could affect their agri-food futures.

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Triphine Ainembabazi

Triphine is a graduate student of the Disaster Risk Management program in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Climatic Sciences at Makerere University. Her research project focuses on food security and vulnerability trends of Indigenous populations amidst climate change. Previously, Triphine has worked as a research assistant with PhD student Kaitlin Patterson. Triphine also aims to hopes do research relating to hazard and risk reduction among Indigenous populations in a changing environment.

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Ingrid Arotoma

Coming soon.

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