Seminar Series: Karen Lawford

Contextualizing Indigenous Peoples health: A qualitative, desire-based research goal 

Karen Lawford

Assistant Professor
Department of Gender Studies
Queen's University

Short Biography:
Dr. Lawford is an Aboriginal midwife (Namegosibiing, Lac Seul First Nation, Treaty 3) and a Registered midwife (Ontario). Her research focuses on comprehensive, gender-inclusive sexual and reproductive healthcare for Indigenous Peoples with a particular focus on the provision of maternity care for those who live on reserve. Dr. Lawford seeks to identify the barriers to achieving equitable health services for Indigenous Peoples. She was the 2020 Indspire Laureate in Health for her research and policy work on mandatory evacuation for birth.

Keywords: maternity care, sexual and reproductive care; federal health policy; Indigenous health and wellness

Date: Friday, November 11th
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: PHFM 3015 (Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine)