Dr. Alison Luke

Dr. Alison Luke currently serves as UNB’s first Purdy Crawford/Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Policy. Under the supervision of Dr. Shelley Doucet, in the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at UNB Saint John, Dr. Luke is working on a large intersectoral project with Drs. Doucet and Rima Azar (Mount Allison University) that will see the implementation and evaluation of The NB Navigation Centre for Children with Complex Health Conditions. The goals of the centre are to:

1. help improve access to care for children with complex health conditions;
2. facilitate the integration of health, education, and social services for children with complex health conditions;
3. advocate for children with complex health conditions and their families; and
4. offer children and their families (the experts of their own lives) a setting to voice their needs and to mentor/support other children and families.

Alison completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Waterloo in 2010. Since that time she has worked and taught in the areas of sociology of health and interpersonal relations. Alison has a background in sociology with specializations in the social determinants of health, access to healthcare, social inequality, and research methods.