Danielle Alcock, PhD


Assistant Professor
P: 519.661.2111 ext: 86200
F: 519.661.3766
E-mail: Danielle.Alcock@schulich.uwo.ca

Danielle Alcock, PhD is Anishanaabe kwe and a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation. Her research focuses on storytelling of female Indigenous caregivers for a loved one with memory loss. Her research interests include improving culturally safe care through education of healthcare providers while examining systemic barriers, the impact of discrimination for patients and systemic change. She has experience as a seniors’ health advocate and patient navigator for Indigenous clients which has influenced her research greatly.


  • Indigenous Leader in Residence, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Research Cluster Membership

Research Interests

  • Memory loss (Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias) affecting First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples
  • Health System Navigation and development of resources
  • Social determinants of health
  • Storytelling and Indigenous methodologies
  • Healthcare education and practice focused on culturally safe care
  • Regular Substance use amongst the aging population


  • PhD, Socio-cultural Anthropology-Western University
  • MA, Socio-cultural Anthropology-Western University
  • Honours BA, Major in Anthropology, minor in History-York University

Selected Publications

  • “Developing Ethical Research Practices Between Institutional and Community Partners: A Look at the Current Base of Literature Surrounding Memorandums of Understanding in Canada”. International Indigenous Policy Journal, Volume 8, Issue 4 (2017)

  • “Transforming First Nations’ Health Governance in British Columbia”. International Journal of Health Governance Volume 21, Issue 4 (2016): 229 – 244

  • “First Nations Health Authority and Simon Fraser University Research Partnership Preliminary Report”, (2015)