Kathleen Perkin, Director
Kathleen has a background in research and policy analysis in the areas of harm reduction, substance use and housing. Kathleen holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in anthropology from the University of Victoria.
From November 2009 to 2014, Kathleen was the Research Coordinator for Dr. Bernie Pauly at the Centre for Addictions Research/University of Victoria of BC.
In this position, she managed a variety of projects focused on health equity, substance use, harm reduction and/or social determinants of health. Her two most recent projects were Equity Lens in Public Health and Managed Alcohol Programs: Evaluating Effectiveness and Policy Implications.
Kathleen is currently working with the Ministry of Health, as Manager, Harm Reduction Policy in the Population and Public Health Division.