Assistant Professor & Tier ll Canada Research Chair, Mount Saint Vincent University - Early Childhood: Diversity and Transitions, Faculty of Education and Department of Child and Youth Study
Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac is an Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Early Childhood: Diversity and Transitions with the Faculty of Education and Department of Child and Youth Study at Mount Saint Vincent University. She was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow (funded by Knowledge Translation Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society) with the Healthy Populations Institute at Dalhousie University. She holds a PhD in Public Health (funded by a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, CIHR) and an MSc in Health Promotion (funded by a Canada Graduate Scholarship, SSHRC), both from the University of Alberta, and a BSc in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University.
The goal of her program of research is to enhance well-being during early childhood by ensuring policy and practice supports families as they transition across early learning environments. McIsaac studies early childhood and educational policy initiatives using an engaged scholarship approach to co-produce research that mobilizes knowledge and experiences for and with marginalised families. She works collaboratively with researchers, community, policy makers and research participants to inform policy and program design and decision-making.
MSc, Health Promotion, University of Alberta
PhD, Public Health, University of Alberta
Early childhood development, health and well-being
School-based health promotion and healthy living
Social determinants of health
Early childhood and educational policy
Engaged scholarship and research collaborations
Qualitative and participatory research methods
Recruiting Graduate Students Interested In
- Early childhood development
- Health and well-being