Marina’s research is in critical health policy with foci on mental health reform; health and social inequities; social justice, neoliberal reforms and health. Before joining the School of Health Policy and Management Marina was a charter faculty member in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in BC. From 2010-2015 Marina was the founder and Director of the CIHR funded Centre for the Study of Gender, SocialInequities and Mental Health. Marina is the lead editor (with Dr. Halinka Malcoe) of Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health forthcoming from University of Toronto Press.
Marina has published in journals such as: Studies in Social Justice, Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, Health Care for Women International, The Journal of Critical Social Policy and Transcultural Psychiatry. Marina’s research strongly supports public scholarship and collaborative research partnerships with community-based organizations, health care practitioners, advocates and policy decision makers.