Lindsey is in the final year of her PhD with the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan. Her dissertation research is on how Arctic community-based organizations are addressing food security through technology and innovation within food production methods, as well as how organizations navigate challenges in an Arctic food system and ways to improve capacity. This work is underpinned by critical and sociopolitical approaches to food security and health. Lindsey prefers to learn through active experience, humor, travel, and in the classroom.
Lindsey has worn many nursing hats since completing her BSN in 2015 and MN in 2018. She has primarily worked in the community and public health settings with a focus on communicable disease prevention, and reproductive and sexual health. Lindsey also has the privilege to work in remote northern communities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Her other clinical experience has been in neonatal intensive care, maternal-child, and primary care and out-reach. Lindsey also has experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and in course design and development. Recently, Lindsey and colleagues facilitated sexual and reproductive education for youth in a land-based format with local Knowledge Keepers and Elders, which has been a career highlight.
The broad foci of her research interests include public and community health, reducing health inequities, climate change, and systems thinking. Outside of her dissertation, Lindsey has been involved in several projects such as a community-based research project on improving access to harm reduction and recovery services in Saskatoon, various food security and systems projects, and projects that aim to elucidate connections between climate change and health for healthcare providers. When she is not reading or writing, Lindsey enjoys playing team sports, riding her bicycle, and working with her hands.