Protecting and promoting health in a rapidly changing world

We live in a rapidly changing and inequitable world. Our health is increasingly impacted by interconnected social and ecological challenges such as resource extraction, climate change, and biodiversity loss.
Photo of Dr. Lindsay Galway, CRC in Social-Ecological Health

Dr. Lindsay Galway

Canada Research Chair in Social-Ecological Health (Tier 2)


Areas of Research

  • Health
  • Climate change
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Equity

Overview of Research

As Canada Research Chair in Social-Ecological Health, Dr. Lindsay Galway is studying and addressing the interconnected social and ecological determinants of health. She and her research team are using an interdisciplinary, place-based, and community-engaged approach to identify how we can respond to climatic and environmental change in our communities to promote sustainability, health and social justice for all. This work will advance the emerging field of planetary health and inform public policy and action in Canada and beyond. Dr. Galway’s research program will also support integration, interdisciplinary research, and intersectoral action through methodological and practical innovations.

Galway Research Photo

Dr. Galway's research exemplifies Lakehead University's commitment to advancing the following United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

 UN SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-BeingUN SDG 5 - Gender EqualityUN SDG 6 - Clean Water and SanitationUN SDG 10 - Reduced InequalitiesUN SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesUN SDG 13 - Climate ActionUN SDG 16 - Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsUN SDG 17 - Partnerships for Goals

Contact Information:
Dr. Lindsay Galway
Associate Professor
Department of Health Sciences
Tel.: 807-343-8010 Ext. 7280