2019 Conference Organizing Committee

P Nugus Peter Nugus (MA Hons, MEd, PhD) is a sociologist and ethnographer, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Research Scientist in the Centre for Medical Education at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Peter’s ethnographic research in emergency departments and various hospital and community settings, and teaching, has focused on workplace and organizational learning, care coordination, and culture and identity in complex organizations. Peter’s first-authored articles have appeared in leading journals, such as Social Science & Medicine, Sociology of Health & Illness, the British Medical Journal and Annals of Emergency Medicine. Peter’s research is supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ-S).
Ivy-slider Ivy Lynn Bourgeault is a Professor in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources. She is also the lead of the Canadian Health Workforce Network. She has been a consultant to various provincial Ministries of Health, Health Canada and to the OECD, PAHO and the WHO. Her recent research focuses a gender lens on psychological health and safety in the workplace, with a particular focus on the professions, and equity, diversity and inclusive health leadership. She was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2016.
A Hammond Dr. Andrew Hammond is a Postdoctoral fellow in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. He is primarily interested in policy and disability and how the sport sector is used by government, in an attempt to achieve public health outcomes. He completed his Ph.D. in 2018 at Monash University that focused on the relationship between disability and inclusion policy and sports coaching practice, and is currently researching how the BC sport sector can be more inclusive of a more diverse range of persons with disability. Andrew also instructed the course Health, Policy and Society at UBC.
Gerry Veenstra Gerry Veenstra,  Born in southern Ontario, I received undergraduate degrees in Pure Mathematics and Sociology from the University of Waterloo and graduate degrees in Sociology from McMaster University. I am past holder of a New Investigator career award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, an Early Career scholar award from the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, a Senior Scholar career award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and a Killam Research Fellowship from UBC. I am currently a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia.
S Short

Professor Stephanie Short is Director of the Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre (SAPMiC) and leads Workforce Development Activities in the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Strengthening Rehabilitation in Health Systems. Prof Short is also Academic Lead of the Shaping Health Systems Research Group, World Universities Network.
In 2010 Professor Short was elected to the Board of the Sociology of Health Research Committee of the International Sociological Association, for an eight-year term, and in 2014 she was elected Secretary-Treasurer for a four-year term.
Professor Stephanie Short is Convenor of HealthGov, an international research network that brings together researchers, health professionals and regulators to provide ideas and evidence to underpin safer practice, effective regulation and improved access to health care. She has been a member of the Editorial Committee of 'Health Sociology Review', and is on the Editoral Boards of the 'Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management' and the 'International Journal of Health Governance'.
Currently Prof Short is a chief investigator on an Austraian Research Council Discovery Project 'Strengthening Health Workforce Migration to Australia and Canada'.


Professor Miwako Hosoda graduated from the Department of Sociology, University of Tokyo, in 1992, and received her MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of Tokyo. After working as a research fellow for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, she studied at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Harvard School of Public Health. Prof. Hosoda has been a member of Board of Trustees of the Japan Foundation of Cancer Research. She was elected to President of the Asia Pacific Sociological Association and President of RN (Sociology of Health) East Asia Sociological Association. In 2010 she was elected to the Board of ISA RC15 (Sociology of Health)and in 2018 to the position of President. Prof Hosoda conducts research on the sociology of healthcare and ethics.
She is Vice-President of Seisa University, Japan.

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