Dr. Geoff Bardwell

Dr. Geoff Bardwell Bardwell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the BC Centre on Substance Use and the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (supervised by Dr. Thomas Kerr). His research focuses primarily on opioid drug use, overdose prevention, and the implementation of public health interventions targeted toward people who use drugs. His research uses qualitative methods to examine the ways in which social (e.g., gender norms, stigma), structural (e.g., policies, laws), and physical (e.g., building layouts, proximity) contexts shape the implementation and effectiveness of harm reduction initiatives. He has examined a variety of interventions across Canada, including  peer-led overdose response programs, supervised consumption sites, drug checking services, and housing-based overdose prevention programs. Dr. Bardwell holds a PhD in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research and a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, both from the University of Western Ontario. He currently holds one of two nationally awarded postdoctoral fellowships from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research for Research and Knowledge Translation on Urban Housing and Health, offered in partnership with the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. He previously held a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Mitacs Canada.