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Toronto ON

Jennifer Poole (she/her) is a social scientist with a PhD from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. In addition to her role at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, she is an Associate Professor and Co-Graduate Program Director in the School of Social Work at Ryerson University and a fellow at the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, University of Toronto. 

Poole supports graduate students in the Faculty as an examiner and thesis committee member. She is interested in sanism, oppression and critical approaches to “mental/health” and madness; critical theory and methodologies including discourse analysis; pedagogies that push back on settler colonialism as well as grief and death.

Selected Publications 

Poole, J., Chapman, C., Meerai, S., Azevedo, J., Gebara, A., Ballen, R. & Hussein, N. (2020). The professional regulation of madness in nursing and social work practice. In P. Beresford, J. Russo, and K. Boxall (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Mad Studies: Critical International Perspectives on Doing Mad Studies. New York: Routledge. (In press). 

Poole, J.M. (2020). A change of heart? A critical race reading of qualitative visual health research. In Tammer El Sheikh (Ed.). Entangled Bodies: Art, Identity and Intercorporeality. Wilmington: Vernon Press (In press).

Hart, C., Poole, J. M., Facey, M. E., & Parsons, J. A. (2017). Holding firm: Power, push-back, and opportunities in navigating the liminal space of critical qualitative health research. Qualitative Health Research, 27(12), 1765-1774.

Meerai, S. Abdillahi, I. & Poole, J. (2016). An introduction to Anti-Black Sanism. Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Work Analysis, Research, Polity and Practice (Special Issue on Mad Studies) 5(3), 18-35.

Poole, J., Ward, J., DeLuca, E., Shildrick, M., Abbey, S., Mauthner, O. & Ross, H. (2016). Grief and loss for patients before and after heart transplant. Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care. 

 Gewurtz, R., Moll, S., Poole, J. & Rebeiro Gruhl, K. (2015). Qualitative research in mental health and mental illness. In K. Olson, Young, & I. Schultz (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative health research for evidence-based practice (pp.203-224). New York: Springer. 

Poole, J. & Ward, J. (2013). Chapter 6: Breaking open the bone: Storying, sanism and mad grief. In B. LeFrancois, R. Menzies and G. Rheaume (Eds.), Mad matters: A critical reader in Canadian Mad Studies (pp. 94-104). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Poole, J. Behind the Rhetoric: Mental Health Recovery in Ontario. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Fernwood.  [ISBN: 978-1-55266-417-9]

Lavallée, L. and Poole, J. (2010). Beyond recovery: Colonization, health and healing for Indigenous People in Ontario, Canada. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 8(2), April: 271-281.