Position: Adjunct Associate Professor
Phone: (403) 275-3957
Homelessness, addictions, mental health, research and clinical ethics, Research Ethics Boards (REBs), privacy, human rights, Research Methods, program evaluation in health and human service organizations, project management, the criminal justice system and comparative criminal justice systems with regard to disabled and marginalized individuals.
Dr. Gardiner has expertise in program evaluation, addictions, mental health policy and services, research ethics in health and human service organizations, suicide prevention, effective programs for homeless youth, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams, provision of crisis and emergency services, lifelong learning in adults, psychology of health care and legal issues surrounding the Canadian employment interview process as well as project management, the criminal justice system and comparative criminal justice systems with regard to disabled and marginalized individuals.. She sat on the Administrative Review Board for the Alberta Mental Health Board (AMHB) where proposals for the entire province were reviewed to determine whether they could be carried out in the AMHB. Dr. Gardiner has a unique combination of community based research skills (much of her work is contract based in the Calgary community) and academic research. Consequently, she has hands-on experience and contacts in many areas relevant students who may be interested in the CRDS program. Her recent experience includes leading the Calgary addiction agencies best practices, needs assessment and 3 year strategic plan, the Calgary Health Region 5 year plan to evaluate and improve mental health services, the 2003/4 Edmonton Homelessness Study, the 2002/2003 Calgary Homelessness Study, co-leading the 2004 Calgary Community Plan to Address Homelessness and Affordable Housing.
From a more personal perspective, Dr. Gardiner loves to sail on the ocean whenever possible (hence the picture). She is an avid skier, gardener and a member of the "slow food" movement. Dr. Gardiner lives in Calgary with her two sons (Alex and Johnathan), the world's most laidback cat (Osirus) and dog that thinks he's a cat (Shiloh).
Student supervision may be available. Please contact Dr. Gardiner for more information.