Dr. Chantelle Richmond

Chantelle Richmond, PhD, is an Anishinabe scholar from Pic River First Nation.  She holds a CIHR New Investigator in Aboriginal Health and she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, with cross appointments in the First Nation Studies Program, and the Department of Family Medicine. Her research is framed by community-based approaches that aim to understand how processes of environmental dispossession, both historic and contemporary, work to affect social determinants of health among Indigenous peoples.  

Chantelle collaborates with various First Nation communities and Aboriginal organizations, including government agencies, to study these important issues.  In her Indigenous Health Lab at Western University, Chantelle supervises a number of graduate and undergraduate students, all of whom are working on critical environment/health issues in the First Nation context.  Chantelle is enthusiastic about the role that knowledge translation plays in her research. She sees the KT piece as critical for increasing capacity in the communities she works with, through her teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and as she engages in public policy.