Janique Johnson-Lafleur

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Janique Johnson-Lafleur
Contact Information
Email address: 
janique.johnson-lafleur [at] mcgill.ca


Areas of expertise: 

Transcultural psychiatry, intercultural competence training, youth mental health and wellness, social polarisations, qualitative and mixed methods, participatory research.


Janique Johnson-Lafleur received her PhD in transcultural psychiatry from McGill University and did her postdoctoral and undergraduate training in anthropology at McGill University, and at Université de Montréal and Université Laval, respectively. She holds a researcher position at Sherpa University Institute, CIUSSS West-Montreal, a community-based research center dedicated to the study of primary healthcare and social services in intercultural contexts.

Her research program focuses on the perception and lived experiences of the different actors involved in the field of mental health and social services in Quebec, and on the practitioners’ needs in terms of intercultural resources and training. She is also interested in art-based methods and the role of images and imagistic ways of knowing in transformative practices – both in clinical interventions and training initiatives. Her current work also investigates communities of practice as a training modality, the prevention of violent radicalization in socially polarized times, and Indigenous mental health and wellness. Her work relies on qualitative and mixed methods research designs and is inspired by participatory research principles and intersectional, anti-oppressive and decolonial approaches.

Dr. Johnson-Lafleur is available for research supervision of students in the fields of social science, psychology, social work, psychiatry, and public health.

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