Hannah Kia, PhD RCSW

Hannah Kia joined the School in 2019 after completing her doctoral degree in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.  Her dissertation, which was supported with a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Award, examined subjugation and resistance in older gay men’s health care experiences.  Currently, her program of research broadly addresses aging in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ2S+) communities, and additionally centres questions related to social work practice with these populations.  She is, in particular, interested in examining expectations and experiences of aging in trans and gender diverse communities, and intends to draw on a variety of critical and intersectional traditions of scholarship to inform this work.

Prior to starting her academic career, Hannah practiced as a social worker in health care settings, where she specialized in hospice palliative care and acute care more generally.  During her time as a social worker on a tertiary palliative care unit, in addition to engaging in clinical practice, she co-taught professional development courses on psychosocial dimensions of end of life care to service providers across a range of disciplines.


Winter 2019

SOWK440K Integrative Seminars in Social Work - INTGRTV SEM SOWK Sections

A series of seminars offered during the final term of studies which address salient issues in social policy and social work practice and draw upon combined knowledge from social work and related disciplines.