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, I lead and co-conduct 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 include:

  • Prenatal knowledge Xchange for equity in birthing outcomes and experiences, co-investigator [Women's Xchange Women's College Hospital]
  • Improving maternity care for marginalized women in N.W. Ontario, P.I., [LU SRC]
  • Northern Centre of Excellence for addictions and mental health, co-P.I.  [Ministry of Health and Long-term Care - MOHLTC]
  • Evaluating the continuum of prescription drug abuse recovery in Matawa First Nations, co-investigator, [Ontario Mental Health Foundation/MOHLTC]
  • Nursing lives of Francophone nurses in Northern Ontario, co-investigator [Canadian Association for the History of Nursing/LU SRC]
  • Collaborative network to develop community created cervical cancer screening education and screening strategies for FN women in northwestern Ontario, co-P.I. [CIHR]
  • Tracking study for northern Ontario dietetics program, P.I. [MOHLTC/NOSM]