Marina is a Co-Leader for the Centre’s research team for Mental Health Reform and Policy.
She is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities, and Mental Health at SFU.
In her work, Marina is interested in better understanding the social, political and institutional processes through which health and mental health policies and practices are developed and how social and health inequities are sustained or attenuated for different populations.
Marina strongly supports public scholarship and collaborative research partnerships with community-based organizations, health care practitioners, advocates, and policy decision makers.
Marina’s research has been published in a wide range of academic journals and policy reports. Her most recent publication (with Kate Rossiter) is Intersectional frameworks in mental health: Moving from theory to practice, in O. Hankivsky (Ed), (in press) Health and Intersectionality Inquiry in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press)