Jean Shoveller

Wall Associate




School of Population and Public Health





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Jean Shoveller

Jean Shoveller, BSc, MA, PhD, is a Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine (School of Population & Public Health). She is the Director of Research at the BC Centre on Substance Use and the Associate Director of the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity. Professor Shoveller has made important contributions across the health sciences, with more than 200 publications. Her research on addictions, gender-based violence, STBBIs, and adolescent health is widely cited. She also has supervised the training of more than 70 Doctoral and Master’s students as well as Post-Doctoral Fellows from 12 countries. Professor Shoveller has held numerous scholarly awards, including a CIHR/PHAC Applied Public Health Chair and a Senior Scholar Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. She has served CIHR previously, as a member of several CIHR peer-review panels, including the CIHR Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship. She also was a member of the CIHR-IPPH Institute Advisory Board (2005-2013). In 2015, Professor Shoveller was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Co-Principal Investigator Awards

Carmen Logie – International Visiting Research Scholars – 2019

Dr. Logie will work with her UBC collaborators on the following research activities:
a) examine new measures of intersectional stigma and structural (gender-based, state) violence, and innovative statistical modelling strategies;  b) develop innovative digital storytelling techniques for community stigma reduction strategies; c) examine gender, culture and place to advance health and social equality; and, d) understand the possibilities of intersectional sexual rights coalition building in Vancouver between sex workers, people who use drugs, abortion rights activists, and LGBTQ communities. Sexual rights include freedom from violence, discrimination, and coercion to realize sexual health; access to sexuality education; and bodily integrity and choice regarding sexual and reproductive practices.