Profile: Chantelle Richmond

Dr. Chantelle Richmond, Assistant Professor in Geography and First Nation Studies, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. Chantelle’s research foci are the geographies of indigenous health, social and environmental determinants of health, community based research, and mixed methods.

Chantelle Richmond completed her undergraduate and Master s degree at McMaster University, and her Ph.D. at McGill University. She undertook a one-year postdoctoral in Community Health Sciences at the University of Toronto, and on 1 July 2008, she took up her current position at UWO. Chantelle s research seeks to understand how physical and social environments interact to influence the health and wellness of Indigenous Canadians. Chantelle spent much of her early life on the North shore of Lake Superior and she is particularly excited about engaging with Indigenous communities in the Great Lakes region on projects that will promote health, engage youth and preserve local knowledge. Chantelle s research is currently supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and she draws from a variety of methods and community-based approaches to build on the local knowledges and capacities of Indigenous communities. Chantelle has worked with Statistics Canada and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to find better ways of linking research and policy to influence health. Her research has been published in a range of geographic and public health journals, including Social Science and Medicine, Health and Place, and the American Journal of Public Health. Chantelle is also a member of the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group.

Chantelle may be contacted by e-mail at: chantelle.richmond@nulluwo.ca

Updated: March 2011