Fay’s doctoral research explored the social construction of gender and culture as well as individuals’ understandings and perceptions of diversity, multiculturalism and immigration.
Dr. Fletcher is currently collaborating with colleagues from the University of Alberta and the Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation in the adaptation, delivery and evaluation of a school-based drug and alcohol prevention program. She is also working with Enoch Cree Nation’s Family Health Working Group, exploring strategies for integrating health services. Most recently, she has partnered with Native Counseling Services of Edmonton in an examination of a formal education program that may positively impact the health of urban Aboriginal women.
Dr. Fletcher received her doctorate in international/intercultural studies in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta in 2004 and was quickly called upon to put her skills in diversity and health and community-based research to work. She began establishing partnerships with members of First Nation’s communities focusing on improving access to post-secondary education for Aboriginal students.
Dr. Fletcher’s research focuses on the impacts of gender and culture on individuals’ experiences, understandings and perceptions of health and wellness.