Jacqueline Gahagan, PhD (medical sociology) is a Full Professor of Health Promotion in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University. She holds Research Associate positions with the Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, the Health Law Institute, the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute and is an Affiliate Scientist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Her program of health promotion research focuses on policy and programming interventions using sex and gender-based analyses (SGBA+) to address health inequities faced among marginalized populations at high risk for poor health outcomes such as those living with or affected by HIV, HCV or other STBBIs, LGBTQ+ populations, and those involved in sex work. Prior to joining Dalhousie University, Jacquie worked in public health at the municipal, provincial and national levels in relation to harm reduction, HIV/HCV prevention, and tobacco use cessation.
Margaret Robinson, PhD is a bisexual and two-spirit scholar from Eskikewa’kik Nova Scotia and a member of the Lennox Island First Nation. Her academictraining is in Theology, with a focus on the roots of religious-based homophobia, gender bias, and antisemitism. She conducts community based research with sexual and gender minority communities and with Indigenous peoples. She has published in Signs: A Journal of Women in Culture & Society, the Journal of Homosexuality, Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, and the Journal of Bisexuality. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University, and an Affiliate Scientist with the Institute For Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health in Toronto. She’s an enthusiastic vegan and has a passion for Indigenous food sovereignty. She lives in Chezzetcook with her partner and their four cats.