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Faculty Profile: Ashley Quinn


This July, our School welcomed a new faculty member, Ashley Quinn (Assistant Professor). It is great to have her join us!

Ashley provides students with wholistic approaches to social work education utilizing a cultural interface. Ashley teaches from a relational perspective, which values authentic and genuine engagement with social work students.

Ashley’s research has focused on participatory action research, First Nations’ research ethics protocols, data analysis and program evaluation including projects related to First Nations’ health; traditional Indigenous parenting programs for families mandated by the child welfare system; family homelessness; parent-worker engagement in child welfare and impact on outcomes in child welfare; and experiences of First Nation Communities with child welfare in Northern British Columbia.

Her current research interests includes further exploration regarding the effectiveness of Indigenous Alternative Dispute Resolution programs for Indigenous families who have had their children apprehended by the child welfare system and the application of Gladue Principles in family law matters involving child welfare agencies.

To learn more about Ashley and her areas of research and practice, please visit her Faculty profile page.