understanding lived experiences of accessing needed/wanted health and social care service
Dr. Valorie Crooks completed her PhD at McMaster University in 2005. The following year she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at York University. Since 2006 she has been a faculty member in the Department of Geography here at Simon Fraser University.
Valorie currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Health Service Geographies. She also holds a Scholar Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. These salary awards have enabled Valorie to have significant dedicated research time in my faculty position here at Simon Fraser University.
Valorie is a health geographer by training. As such, she is interested in the spatial and place-based dimensions of health and health care. She broadly conceives herself as a health services researcher, and has an ongoing interest in understanding lived experiences of accessing needed/wanted health and social care services. Because of this experiential focus, she primarily engages in non-hypothesis-testing qualitative research, or leads qualitative components of mixed-methods studies.