Dr. Brenda Roche is the Director of Research at Wellesley Institute. She has over 25 years of research experience in the use of qualitative methods and community-based research on health issues for urban populations, as well policy-oriented research carried out in collaboration with community partners. She has a strong interest in the use of participatory methods in research and the ethical dimensions of community-based research, and has served on numerous Research Ethics Boards and was a founding member of the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research.
Her research has focused on issues related to homelessness and displacement, trauma and resilience, and most recently, the impact of economic and social policies on health for precarious populations. She holds a PhD in Health Policy from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, with a concentration on Anthropology and Health.
Recently Published by Brenda
- “Fighting to Keep Your Home in a Community”: Understanding Evictions through Service Provider and Community Leader Perspectives in North York Communities
- COVID-19 and racialized communities: Impacts on mental health
- Leaving No One Behind in Long-Term Care: Enhancing Socio-Demographic Data Collection in Long-Term Care Settings
- Women Living with Long-Term Disabilities in Ontario
- Toronto Community Based Research Network Survey