Julie (B.Sc/M.Sc) is an Academic Associate at the Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) at McGill University. She obtained a Master’s degree in sociology from Université de Montréal and completed a doctoral internship at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology at Laval University focusing on how inter-scalar governance, interdisciplinary collaborations, and public participation influence environmental policy-making in Canadian cities.
At the CGP, she contributes her experience in qualitative research methodologies and her knowledge of public participation to foster stakeholders engagement. She is currently involved in research about the social acceptability of omics approaches for the detection of Salmonella in fresh produces. She is also involved in projects examining how the changes brought about by the advances in genomics and the development of personalized medicine affects patients and health professionals as well as its effects on service delivery and policy-making.
Her other research interests include the co-construction of knowledge beyond the traditional boundaries between expertise and experience, STEM and the humanities, theoretical and applied knowledge, the natural and the social; socio-technical controversies in health and the environment; the impacts of new technologies on the urban social fabric; and planning for urban health and equity.