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Curriculum Vitae

Education

2007

PhD. Candidate University of Warwick: From a Cough to a Coffin: The Child's Medical Encounter in France and England, 1762-1882.

2003

Masters of History: Detecting Disease: The Evolution of Diagnostic Techniques and Attitudes Toward Children in France, 1750-1850

2002

Bachelor of Arts, Concentration in History from the University of Ottawa. Magna Cum Laude.

2000

Bachelor of Science, Honors Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario.

1996

Graduated with distinction from Stephen’s High School in Stephenville, NFLD.

Work Experience

2005-2006

Medicine, Disease and Society in Britain 1750-1950: Seminar Tutor. University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

The module introduces students to a series of ongoing debates within the social history of medicine, and encourages them to situate sickness, disease and the provision of medical care in a broad social, demographic, economic, political and cultural context.

2005-2007

Research Methodologies in the History of Medicine: Guest Lecturer. University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

This module aims to introduce students to historical methods and examines how historians approach their subject; understand historical bias and interpretation; and the specific sources and resources that are available to medical historians.

 2003-2004

 

Nova Group Inc.: English as a Second Language Instructor. Aichi-Ken, Japan.

Daily activities include creating a fun and interesting cross-cultural exchange in an innovative educational format for the clients ranging in age from children to elderly. One of my chief responsibilities was to conduct internet based lessons and assessments for students who lived in remote locations.

2003

Western Europe from the 5th to the 15th Century: Teaching Assistant. University of Ottawa, Canada.

Introduction to medieval history, from the barbarian invasions to the Age of Discovery. Origins and development of political, economic and social structures of the Western World. Principal Responsibilities: maintaining office hours, correcting student exams and papers, and giving a lecture.

2002

Britain from 1800 to the Present: Teaching Assistant. University of Ottawa, Canada

The British Isles since the industrial revolution, focusing on the main trends of modern British society, from the height of its power in the Victorian age to its comparative decline in the 20th century.

2002

Canadian Museum of Civilization: Research Assistant. Ottawa, Canada.

Archival Research on the economic, political and social evolution of the City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century.

Academic Awards

2005

University of Warwick Post-graduate Research Fellowship

2005

Overseas Research Award,

2005

Wellcome Trust Research Expenses Grant

2003

Gaston Héon Graduate Scholarship, University of Ottawa

1998

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Level Award

1996

National Scholar Award: Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario

1996

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award: Honorable Mention

1996

Bank of Montreal National Leadership Award

1996

Jostens’s Canada Female Scholar Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Publications

2003

Lifelines Exhibit Teacher Resource Guide. Canadian Museum of Civilization Press.

Professional Activities

2005-2007

Society for the History of Childhood and Youth. Student Member

2005-2007

Society for the Social History of Medicine. Student Member

2004-2005

University of Warwick History Department Staff-Student Liaison Committee: Chair.

2004-2005

University of Warwick History Graduate Conference Organizing Committee: Chair.

2002-2003

University of Ottawa History Graduate Student’s Association: Vice President.

2002-2003

University of Ottawa Graduate Studies Committee: Student Representative.

2002-2003

Ottawa History Association: Student Representive

2001-2003

Duke of Edinburgh Challenge: Award Leader

Conferences

2006

 

 

Society for the Social History of Medicine Annual Conference

Practices and Representations of Health: Historical Perspectives

Warwick University, United Kingdom

Paper Presented: From a Cough to a Coffin: examining the mother-doctor relationship and its role in child health, 1762-1882.

2006

University of Warwick History Graduate Conference

Session Chair: Power and Community

2005

Colloque International GRAAT

Histoires d’enfant, histoires d’enfance [Stories for children, histories of childhood]

Université de Tours, France

Paper Presented: Inside the Nursery: child perceptions of medical practitioners in England and France, 1762-1882.

2005

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Annual Spring Conference

York University, United Kingdom

Paper Presented: Pig Killers vs. Paediatricians: child perceptions of medical practitioners in England 1762-1870.

2005

University of Warwick Arts Faculty Interdisciplinary Conference

Session Chair

Other Interests

I enjoy swimming, basketball, and rowing and have competed at either a provincial, or national level in each sport.