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Sara Kirk

Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research at the School of Health and Human Performance

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School of Health and Human Performance

Email: sara.kirk@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-8440
Fax: (902) 494-5120
Mailing Address: 
School of Health and Human Performance
Dalhousie University
Stairs House, P.O. Box 15000
6230 South Street
Halifax, N.S. B3H 4R2
(Office location: 1318 Robie Street)
 
Research Topics:
  • Health services
  • Health promotion
  • Health intervention
  • Obesity remediation
  • Physical activity

Education

Curriculum Vitae

Bachelor of Science (BSc), University of Leeds
PhD, University of Leeds

Research interests

Synopsis: Dr. Kirk is cross-appointed with Community Health and Epidemiology and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. She is also a research associate with the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre and a senior scientist with the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute. Originally from the UK, she moved to Canada in December 2006, and now heads a research group called Applied Research Collaborations for Health (ARCH). Her research program uses a social-ecological approach to understand lifestyle factors influencing health status and health services utilization, particularly in relation to excessive weight gain (obesity).

  • Lifestyle factors influencing health status and health services research
  • Social ecological approaches to health
  • Nutrition, physical activity, energy balance and obesity
  • Health promotion and policy
  • Population health intervention research