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Ingrid Waldron

Associate Professor


Related Information:

School of Nursing , Department of Psychiatry

Email: iwaldron@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-4267
Fax: 902-494-3487
Mailing Address: 
Room G19, Forrest Bldg.,
Dalhousie University
PO Box 15000
5869 University Avenue
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Medical Sociology
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Mental Illness in Black Canadian, Immigrant and Indigenous Communities
  • Environment Health Inequities


Dr. Ingrid Waldron holds a PhD from the Sociology & Equity Studies in Education Department at the University of Toronto, a MA in Intercultural Education: Race, Ethnicity and Culture from the University of London (England) and a BA in Psychology from McGill University. She was also awarded a Postdoctoral Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award by the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies and the Ontario Women’s Health Council in 2003 to conduct postdoctoral research at the Center for Women’s Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Her scholarship focuses specifically on the impact of inequality and discrimination on the health and mental health of African Nova Scotian, African Canadian, Mi’kmaw, immigrant and refugee communities in Canada. Dr. Waldron’s recent research projects focus on the health effects of environmental racism in African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities and the social determinants of health in African Nova Scotian and immigrant communities in Halifax. Her methodological expertise is in critical anti-oppression approaches, including Black feminist, anti-colonial, antiracism, African-centred, and Indigenous knowledge theories. Dr. Waldron has used diverse knowledge mobilization approaches to share her research findings, including a live-streamed bi-weekly talk show; documentary film and film festivals; television, radio and print interviews; online live chats; webinars; Facebook; Twitter; project websites; and community and government workshops, presentations and meetings.


  • CIHR College of Reviewers
  • Canadian Sociological Association (CSA)
  • Cross-Appointed Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Cross-Appointed Faculty, Health & Human Performance, Dalhousie University
  • Cross-Appointed Faculty, School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University
  • Cross-Appointed Faculty, Department of Sociology & Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University
  • Cross-Appointed Faculty, Gender & Women’s Studies, Dalhousie University
  • Cross-Appointed Faculty, International Development Studies Program

Awards & Honours

  • Faculty of Health Professions Research Establishment Grant, Dalhousie University, 2016
  • Advocate of the Year Award for 2015 for “Environmental Noxiousness, racial inequities & community health project”, Better Politics Award, Springtide Collective, 2016.
  • Green Campaign of the Year Award, 6th Annual Greenie Awards, for “Time to clear the air: Art on environmental racism by Mi’kmaw & African Nova Scotian youth”, Dalhousie Student Union Sustainability Office, Dalhousie University, 2015.
  • Annual Sunshine Award Second Place Prize for “Environmental Noxiousness, racial inequities & community health project”, Ecology Action Center, 2015.
  • Postdoctoral Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award, Ontario Council on Graduate Studies & Ontario Women’s Health Council, Toronto, 2003-2006.


  • Waldron, I. (2018) There’s something in the water: Environmental racism in Indigenous & Black communities. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing. In press.  
  • Waldron, I. (2018). “Re-thinking waste: Mapping racial geographies of violence on the colonial landscape”, Environmental Sociology (Special Issue: Environmental Justice & Deep Intersectionality), 1 (4). In press.
  • Waldron, I. & A. Gazso. (2018). “Managing low income in families: The importance of institutions and interactions” (Chapter 6). In A. Gazso & K. Kobayashi (Eds.), Continuity & innovation: Canadian families in the new millennium (pp. 80-96). Toronto: Nelson Education.  
  • Gazso, A., MacDaniel, S. & I. Waldron (2016). “Networks of social support to manage poverty: More changeable than durable”, Journal of Poverty, 1-24.
  • Waldron, I. (2015). “Findings from a series of workshops entitled “In whose backyard? – Exploring toxic legacies in Mi’kmaw & African Nova Scotian communities”, Environmental Justice, 8 (2), 1–5.
  • McGibbon, E., Waldron, I. & J. Jackson (2013). “The social determinants of cardiovascular health: Time for a focus on racism (Guest Editorial)”, Diversity & Equality in Health & Care, 10(3), 139–42.
  • McGibbon, E., Jackson, J. & I. Waldron (2013). “Racism & cardiovascular health: Implications for nursing”, Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 23(4), 12–17.
  • Waldron, I. (2012). “Out from the margins: Centering African-centered knowledge in psychological discourse”, The Australian Community Psychologist (Special Issue: Ignored No Longer Emerging Indigenous Researchers on Indigenous Psychologies), 24(1), 34–47.

Related Information

Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (ENRICH):

"There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black communities" at the top of the section Related Information: https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/there8217s-something-in-the-water