Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017-2018)
SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research
Newfoundland and Labrador
Dana Howse is a Postdoctoral Fellow funded by the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP), co-supervised by Drs. Barbara Neis and Katherine Lippel and respectively co-located between the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research at Memorial University and the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law, affiliated with the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. Dana’s postdoctoral work is examining the ways in which existing work disability policy frameworks and programs support and/or hinder Canadians with physical disabilities who are engaging (or trying to engage) in travel to, from and from place to place within work, or ‘work mobility.’ Dana completed her PhD in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto, where she studied injured workers’ experiences with problematic compensation claims, as well as the discursive context contributing to system players’ understandings and practices. Dana is an affiliated trainee with the On the Move Partnership and the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD). Her research interests include the social relations of work and health, workers’ compensation and return to work, work mobility, disability policy, OHS systems, and critical qualitative methodology.