- PhD in Adult Education, University of Toronto (2005)
- MSW in Policy & Administration, University of Toronto (1991)
- BA (Hons) in Human Geography, Queen's University (1983)
Interests: Research methods: community-based participatory research; participatory action research; qualitative research; demographic dataset analysis. Social work education: anti-oppression education; popular education; pedagogy for the privileged; advocacy skills; activist practice; critical social work. Social determinants of health: health equity; income inequality; conceptual models; political determinants of health. Anti-oppressive organizational change: structural, ideological and behavioral change.
Received the Civic Engagement award in 2011.