Alison Gerlach

Alison Gerlach (Co-Investigator) is an Occupational Therapist and Assistant Professor at University of Victoria School of Child and Youth Care

As a Co-Investigator on this project, I bring 20 years of experience in partnering with Indigenous communities and organizations as an occupational therapist and researcher. My research is focused on the development of responsive and inclusive knowledges, and policy and practice interventions that address social justice and health equity issues for families and children who experience structural violence and inequities, and children with developmental challenges, disabilities, and/or complex health conditions. I was a Graduate Research Assistant on the EQUIP team. Currently, I am a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and an Honorary Research Associate with CRiHHI in the School of Nursing and HELP (Human Early Learning Partnership) in the School of Population Health at UBC. In June 2017, I start a 2-year CIHR Banting postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Margo Greenwood at the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health at the University of Northern British Columbia.