Anna joined the Centre for Research on Children and Families in 2009 as a research assistant for the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Abuse and Neglect (CIS - 2008). Since then she has worked on research for the Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal, the Batshaw Clinical Integration Group on conjugal violence and the First Nations component of the CIS (FNCIS-2008). In addition to her other research related to First Nations child welfare, she also worked on a program evaluation study at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres.
Anna is currently a third-year Ph.D. student at the McGill School of Social Work. Her research focuses on federal and provincial First Nations child welfare policies, in particular on jurisdictional disputes related to health and social service provision to First Nations children. Previous research focused on alternative justice interventions to violence against women and problems with child welfare handlings of intimate partner violence. For her Master of Social Work degree at McGill, she looked at contradictions between child welfare interventions to intimate partner violence and the laws that govern those interventions.