My research addresses challenges at the interface of environmental assessment and policy through an interdisciplinary lens, with a focus on air pollution and toxics. Find more info on my research group here.
I'm interested in how environmental assessment processes can better empower communities and inform policy decision-making. How can we assess the environmental and health impacts of human activity given uncertainty and complexity in human, technological, and natural systems? How can different ways of knowing inform policy design and evaluation? How can we integrate scientific analysis and public deliberation in policy decision-making? Combining integrated modelling and qualitative approaches, my ongoing and past research on mercury, lead, and persistent organic pollutants has explored these questions in the context of North American and global policy.
Key approaches and tools in my research are drawn from: atmospheric sciences (specifically, chemical transport modelling); environmental and health economics; science technology studies.
I'm from Toronto, Canada. When I'm not doing research, I like to read, craft, and binge watch TV.