Elizabeth J Cooper
Academic, Artist, Author
International and Indigenous Wellness Research
Philosophy and Approach
I am committed to conducting research with communities that leads to meaningful change. Together we unpack problems and find solutions to things that community members and study participants decide are important. Ongoing themes include improving mental and physical well-being of children/youth and working with Indigenous communities to preserve cultural knowledge and address racism. I am an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, one of the prairie provinces in Canada. I currently have a Saskatchewan Health Authority Establishment Grant, and hold both CIHR and SHRF funding. I am a previous Michael Smith Research Fellow and CIHR Fellow. I hold a PhD in Community Health Sciences and a Master's of Arts in Native Studies, both from the University of Manitoba, Canada. When not doing research, you will find me drinking coffee or tea with a book in hand while my cat, Storm, looks on, playing the violin/fiddle, volunteering in the community, doing home renovations and spending time at the dog park with my rescue German Shepard, Oliver.