Dr. Alison Gerlach’s research interests are focused on the development of responsive and inclusive knowledges and policy and practice interventions that address social justice and health equity issues for families, children, and youth who experience multifaceted structural forms of marginalization. She has a practice and research background working with Indigenous communities and early childhood programs, and with children and youth who experience developmental challenges, disabilities, and complex health conditions.
Her scholarship as a MSFHR Research Trainee and a CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Margo Greenwood at the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health at the University of Northern British Columbia aims to generate knowledge from the perspectives of Indigenous parents and primary caregivers in Northern BC on how early intervention therapies (occupational therapy, speech language therapy, and physiotherapy for families with young children who have developmental delays and disabilities) can be provided in ways that are responsive, culturally safe, timely and effective.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Gerlach, please see ResearchGate.
University: University of Northern British Columbia
Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Research locations: National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health