Rachel Forrester-Jones

Director and Professor, School of Health Studies at Western University (ON-Canada)

Dr. Rachel Forrester-Jones is Director and P of the School of Health Studies at Western University (ON-Canada). She joined Western from the University of Bath (UK), where she was Professor of Social Policy, Head of the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, and the director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy. Prior to Bath, Dr. Forrester-Jones held the chair in Social Inclusion at the University of Kent (UK) and was Director of its Tizard Centre of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Her research explores the social determinants of health, with a focus on people with disabilities. She looks at healthcare through the eyes of those with disabilities and uses her training as a qualified Barrister to contribute to legal issues related to health in diverse communities.