Sarah Elton, PhD, was recently selected for a Gairdner Foundation Early Career Investigator Award, in recognition of her “crucial and fascinating critical qualitative health research exploring how rethinking nature is key to addressing emerging global health crises”.
Dr. Elton was selected by Drs. Malik Peiris and Yi Guan, recipients of the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for their work on newly emerging infectious disease outbreaks in Asia.
On October 28, 2021, she presented her award-winning research as part of the Gairdner Science Week Laureate Lectures. A recording of her presentation is available for viewing here.
Dr. Elton, a CQ Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at X University, is a multidisciplinary food systems scholar who has published her research in academic journals including Social Science and Medicine, Critical Public Health, Canadian Food Studies, Gastronomica, Environmental Humanities and the Canadian Journal of Public Health.
A recipient of the 2019-2020 Joan Eakin Award for Methodological Excellence, Dr. Elton presented her thesis work as part of CQ’s Public Seminar Series in 2020.