Postdoctoral Research Fellow
B.A. Honours (Sociology), Providence College, USA
MEd (Counselling), Providence College, USA
MPH, University of Waterloo, Canada
PhD (Human Kinetics), University of Ottawa, Canada
Honours and Awards
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award 2016-2018
UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2016-2018
Canadian Institute of Health Research Doctoral Research Award 2013-2016
Institute of Aboriginal People’s Health Scientific Directors Award for Exemplary Knowledge Translation with Indigenous Communities 2015
- Social determinants of health
- Maternal health and populations experiencing marginalization
- Physical activity and quality of life measures
- Obesity prevention and health promotion
Affiliations & Links
UBC Critical Research in Health and Healthcare Inequities http://www.crihhi.nursing.ubc.ca/
Darroch, F.E. & Giles, A.R. (In Press). Conception of a Resource: Development of a Physical Activity and Healthy Living Resource with/for Pregnant Urban Aboriginal Women in Ottawa, Canada. Qualitative Health Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.
Giles, A.R., Phillipps, B., Darroch, F., & McGettigan-Dumas, R. (2016). Elite distance runners and breastfeeding: A qualitative study. Journal of Human Lactation.
Darroch, F.E., Giles, A.R., Sanderson, P., Brooks-Cleator, L., Schwartz, A., Joseph, D., Nosker, R. (2016). The USA does “CAIR” about Cultural Safety: Examining Cultural Safety within Indigenous Health Contexts in Canada and USA. Journal of Transcultural Nursing.
Darroch, F.E., Giles, A.R., & McGettigan-Dumas, R. (In Press). Elite Female Distance Runners and Advice During Pregnancy: Sources, Content and Trust. Submitted to Women in Sport and Physical Activity
Darroch, F. & Giles, A.R. (2016). A Postcolonial Feminist Discourse Analysis of Urban First Nations Women’s Description of Pregnancy-Related Weight Gain and Physical Activity. Women and Birth, 29(1), e23-e32.
Darroch, F. & Giles, A.R. (2015). Health/Service Providers’ Perspectives on Barriers to Healthy Weight Gain and Physical Activity in Pregnant Urban First Nations Women. Qualitative Health Research, 26 (1), 5-16.
Darroch, F. & Giles, A.R. (2014). Decolonizing Health Research: Community-Based Participatory Research and Postcolonial Feminist Theory. Canadian Journal of Action Research, 15(3), 22-36.
Giles, A. R., & Darroch, F. E. (2014). The need for culturally safe physical activity promotion and programs. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 105(4), e317-e319.
Giles, A. R., Brooks, L., McGuire-Adams, T., & Darroch, F. (2014). Drowning in the social determinants of health: Understanding policy’s role in high rates of drowning in Aboriginal communities in Canada. Aboriginal Policy Studies, 3(1-2), 198-213.
Phelan, S., Phipps, M.G., Abrams, B., Darroch, F., Grantham, K., Schaffner, A., Wing, R.R. (2014). Does behavioral intervention in pregnancy reduce postpartum weight retention? 12 month outcomes of the “Fit for Delivery” randomized trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 99(2), 302-311.
Giles, A.R., Stadig, G.S., Darroch, F.E., Lynch, M, Doucette, M., Strachan, S, & the Municipality of Pangnirtung. (2014). Using a Public Health Approach to Understand “Skipping” Snowmobiles in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada. International Journal of Aquatics Research and Education.
Darroch, F. & Giles, A.R. (2012). Weighing Expectations: A Post-Colonial Feminist Critique of Exercise Recommendations during Pregnancy. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, 10(3), 301-312.
Brooks, L., Darroch, F. & Giles, A.R. (2013). Policy (Mis)Alignment: Addressing Type 2 Diabetes in Aboriginal Communities in Canada. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 4(2), 1-17.
Phelan, S., Phipps, M.G., Abrams, B., Darroch, F., Schaffner, A., Wing, R.R. (2011). Practitioner Advice and Perceptions of Ideal and Expected Pregnancy Weight Gain Among Normal Weight and Overweight Women. Journal of Women's Health, 20(4), 585-91.
Phelan, S., Phipps, M.G., Abrams, B., Darroch, F., Schaffner, A., Wing, R.R. (2011). Randomized trial of a behavioral intervention to prevent excessive weight gain: The “Fit for Delivery” Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 93(4), 772-9.
Phelan, S., Phipps, M. G., Abrams, B., Darroch, F., Schaffner, A., & Wing, R. R. (2011, November). Factors associated with success in the" Fit for Delivery" intervention to reduce excessive gestational weight gain. Obesity, 19, s95-s95.
Phelan, S., Nallari, M., Darroch, F., Wing, R.R. (2009). What do Physicians Recommend to Their Overweight and Obese Patients? Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 22(2) 115-122.