As a postdoctoral fellow with the Vanier Institute, Dr. Margaret Campbell is responsible for conducting research that strengthens our understanding of family diversities and family wellbeing.
Margaret pursues a variety of research interests, including the wellbeing of families with disabilities and families of those who work in high-risk occupations. Her research interests are borne out of her experiences growing up on a family farm in rural Prince Edward Island and her experiences living with a chronic illness.
Margaret received her PhD in Social and Cultural Analysis from Concordia University. Her thesis, which was supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), explored the diverse ways that people with disabilities make sense of their sexual health and expression. Her research examined barriers to sexual health and expression that many persons with disabilities face and identified diverse ways that they create opportunities for sexual expression despite these barriers. Margaret is passionate about the rights of persons with disabilities and has authored several articles that advocate for changes that would allow Canadians with disabilities to fully participate in key domains of social life.
Margaret has a breadth of experience teaching courses in Family Studies, Sociology, and Gender Studies. Her teaching and research practices are informed by critical theories, feminist frameworks, and her belief in the possibility of creating a world that is more equitable, accessible, and ultimately more livable.