Dr. Pamela Wakewich


Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8353
Office Location: 
Ryan Building 2021
Academic Qualifications: 

Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Warwick, U.K.
M.A. (Anthropology), McGill University
HBA. (Anthropology), University of Alberta

Date joined Lakehead: 
Research Interests: 

I am an interdisciplinary health researcher with training in health sociology, medical anthropology and feminist studies. My research interests include: gender and health in rural, northern and Indigenous communities; body studies; qualitative and arts-integrated research; and oral/life history and women's WWII working lives.

As Director of the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (CRaNHR) at Lakehead from 2012-2017, I lead and co-conducted multidisciplinary team projects on equity and access to health care in the north, and the training and education of regional health care providers. 

Current projects:

  • Prenatal knowledge Xchange for equity in birthing outcomes and experiences, Co-investigator [Women's Xchange Women's College Hospital]
  • Northern Centre of Excellence for Addictions and Mental Health, P.I.  [Ministry of Health and Long-term Care - MOHLTC and Thunder Bay Drug Strategy