Chelsea Gabel

Chelsea Gabel



Chelsea Gabel is currently an Assistant Professor at McMaster University in the Department of Health, Aging and Society cross-appointed with the Indigenous Studies Program. Dr. Gabel has previous experience working as a policy analyst and researcher with both a National Aboriginal Organization and with the Federal government. Dr. Gabel is the Applicant for this SSHRC Partnership Development Grant along with her co-applicants Drs. Nicole Goodman (University of Toronto) and Karen Bird (McMaster University). She is the Applicant for a SSHRC Insight Development Grant entitled “Bridging the Gap: Using Photovoice to generate First Nations Elder and youth understandings of the importance of Intergenerational Communication”. Additionally, Dr. Gabel is working on a Community Readiness Initiative in Kugluktuk Nunavut that seeks to better understand how resource development in the Kitikmeot region may impact the community of Kugluktuk and to plan for potential positive and negative impacts. Dr. Gabel’s research interests are in Indigenous health and policy, self-determination, governance and community-based research.