Dr. Geoff Bardwell

Dr. Geoff Bardwell‘s research seeks to understand how social, structural, political, and environmental contexts shape substance use and related public health interventions. He is a social scientist with training and expertise in both qualitative and community-based participatory research. He has conducted research across Canada in various settings, including community health centres, inner-city drug scenes, housing environments, and small urban, rural, remote, and Indigenous communities. He enjoys working in collaboration across disciplines and on mixed-methods research teams to more comprehensively understand and shape policy and practice.

He is currently the Principal Investigator on several projects including a longitudinal study examining access to opioid agonist treatment in rural and Indigenous communities in British Columbia (funded by Vancouver Foundation) and a community-based research project examining injection drug use and access to health services in Northern Ontario (funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research).