Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Science Society and Policy
University of Ottawa
Heather is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow with the Institute of Science, Society, and Policy at the University of Ottawa (2019-21). Prior to this, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (2018-2019). Heather holds a doctorate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto (2018) and a Masters in Public Policy from Simon Fraser University (2010).
Heather's research focuses on Canadian provincial energy and climate politics; risk perception, policy learning and policy change; and social acceptance of new technologies.
Heather has published articles in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Canadian Public Administration, and Policy Sciences. Previously, she held leadership positions in the Canadian non-profit sector and have experience in a variety of policy areas including housing, poverty reduction, food security, and international development.