Anne-Marie Nicol

Affiliated Scientist

Anne-Marie graduated from the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia in 2003. Her thesis research focused on exposure to pesticides in Canada, with a particular emphasis on para-occupational exposure. Her post-doctoral work developed a series of outreach materials for farmers and farm families aimed at reducing pesticide levels indoor. Entitled “Wash with Care”, this multi-media project (www.washwithcare.ca) has received a great deal of attention both within Canada and in India as the project was done in Punjabi, a major language spoken by farm families in BC. The materials from her post-doc are now used by agencies such as Worksafe BC as a resource for pesticide education. Anne-Marie has continued to work and research in the area of knowledge translation, particularly around carcinogenic exposures. She joined CAREX Canada in 2007 as the Executive Director before moving to SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences in 2013. Her current CAREX work focuses on translating knowledge about radon gas to policy makers and health practitioners across the country. To this end, she works with academics, government scientists and NGOs, bringing together stakeholders to discuss strategies and priorities for research, education and prevention. Anne-Marie has also continued to develop knowledge translation resources including a program on tick awareness for the BC CDC aimed at children and pets (the Tick Talk: ticktalk.spph.ubc.ca), which is now available in three languages and is being used by health authorities across the country. Anne-Marie is also currently affiliated with the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health where she works on community-level exposure projects to carcinogens such as radon and arsenic As an affiliated scientist to the Centre, Anne-Marie provides knowledge translation and exchange expertise to many of the research activities of the OCRC.

Key Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
  • Knowledge Translation Specialist, National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
  • Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (2007-2013)

Education:

  • B.A. (Communications/Environmental Toxicology), Simon Fraser University (1992)
  • M.E.S. (Environmental Studies), York University (1995)
  • Ph.D. (Health Care and Epidemiology), University of British Columbia (2003)