Kathy Petite

I joined the lab in August 2013 as Research Coordinator and am now the laboratory’s Adminstrative Coordinator. I have a BSc in Psychology from Dalhousie and an M.A. in Family Studies and Gerontology from Mount Saint Vincent University. My research explored the tension of motherhood and the military for women who were service members and parents of young children particularly at times of deployments that took them away from family for up to six months. Upon graduation in 2008, I won the MSVU thesis award for “Tinker, tailor! Soldier, sailor! Mother? Making sense of the competing institutions of motherhood and the military.” While working on my masters, I started working as a research assistant and discovered I enjoyed the challenges of coordination. Since 2004 I have worked on a variety of projects but am particularly drawn to issues of women’s health.