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Dr. Louise McEachern

Pronouns: She / Her
Post-Doctoral Associate

Western University

Dr. Louise McEachern is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Geography at Western University.  Her graduate work analyzed data collected from a community-based participatory research initiative among Indigenous communities in Canada called ‘Learning Circles: Healthy Food to School’, and included a sub-analysis of the cross-Canada Cancer Risk in Youth Survey (CRAYS) focused on Indigenous youth.  She has extensive experience with both qualitative techniques and epidemiological data.  Her research interests focus on questions that explore the interactions between food, health, and the environment; she spent a number of years as a secondary school teacher and has a particular interest in adolescent health and nutrition.




  1. 2003

    BA (Mod) (Hons) Microbiology

    Trinity College, University of Dublin
  2. 2004

    HDipEd (Hons)

    Trinity College, University of Dublin
  3. 2010

    MSc Public Health Nutrition

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London
  4. 2021

    PhD Public Health & Health Systems

    University of Waterloo

  • 2019
    Christine Gagnon Travel Award
    Canadian Nutrition Society
  • 2018
    AHS Teaching Assistant Award
    University of Waterloo
  • 2011
    ‘Roberto Rueda Williamson Research Award’ for MSc. thesis work
    XIV Colombian Congress of Nutrition and Diet
  • 2010
    John Rivers Prize
    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
  • 2010
    Denis Burkitt Study Award
    The British Nutrition Foundation
  • 2002
    Guinness Prize for Microbiology
    Trinity College, University of Dublin