Jennifer (J.D) Drummond, B.F.A., M.S.W. joined the CRCF in 2011 as a research assistant for the Canadian Mental Health Commission project “Parenting for the Promotion of Adolescent Mental Health”. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in women’s studies from Concordia, and a Masters of Social Work degree from McGill. Her master’s thesis explored embodied identity for queer women with chronic illness. J.D. has been involved in a number of community building and grassroots initiatives. She currently works with Stella, an organization working to end discrimination against, and improve the lives of sex workers.
She also works as a research assistant on the following studies through the McGill School of Social Work and the CSSS Cavendish: “Long-Term Care Home’s Responsiveness to Resident Diversity”, “The Impact of Caregiving on the Expression of Sexuality and Intimacy Among Spousal/Partner Caregivers” and “Caregivers in the Healthcare Workplace: Impacts, Challenges and Policy Change”. Her academic areas of interest include women’s health, sexuality, disability, lgbtq identities, intersectionality, embodiment, as well as visual, feminist and narrative methodologies.
Centre for Research on Children and Families
McGill University, School of Social Work
3506 University St., Suite 106
Email: jennifer [dot] drummond [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Jennifer Drummond)