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Sara Kirk, Phd

Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Human Nutrition
Canada Research Chair, Dalhousie University

sara.kirk@dal.ca

Education and Training

1998 Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Leeds, UK
1996 PhD, University of Leeds UK
1987 BSc (Hons) Dietetics, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Research

Sara Kirk holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research at the School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University and cross-appointments 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 where she 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). She is a co-investigator on the Community University Research Alliance (CURA), Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS) (PI: Dr. Patty Williams, Mount Saint Vincent University and Christine Johnson, St FX).