Ally has over six years of experience in planning, implementing, and communicating results from complex research projects. During her graduate studies, Ally lived and traveled through the Canadian Arctic. She worked collaboratively with Indigenous communities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut on research projects that focused on tourism ethics and expectations for visitor behaviour, northern shipping corridors, and self-determined economic development. As a researcher, Ally has been passionate about working with communities to identify relevant research objectives and methodologies to ensure that research is respectful, ethical, and relevant.
For years, Ally has been a competitive volleyball player – she has the bruises to prove it. Having recently moved to Toronto, she has enjoyed exploring different parts of the city. She also loves travelling abroad, and can’t wait to return to Tuscany’s winding roads and endless plates of pasta!
- Qualitative research
- Community engagement and participatory research
- Ethics (research and tourism)
Areas of focus
- Community economic development
- Indigenous communities and the Canadian Arctic