Meet Dr. Giles
Dr. Audrey Giles is an applied cultural anthropologist who has the pleasure of heading up a dynamic team of young researchers. She conducts research with Indigenous peoples living in the NWT, Nunavut, and northern Alberta, though her grad students often work in warmer places! Her SSHRC- and CIHR-funded research has examined the intersections between ethnicity, gender, and injury prevention and health promotion.
Dr. Giles's work has received several important forms of recognition. In 2012, she received the Faculty of Health Science's Community Service Award. She was the 2018-2019 Fulbright Arctic Research Chair at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. In 2019, she received the University of Ottawa's Excellence in Education Award. She became a Research Fellow of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport in the same year. In 2022, she received the Faculty of Health Science's Dean's Award for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Research, and the Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition's Research Award. In 2023, she received the Canadian Safe Boating Council's Best Boating Safety Initiative Award.
When not conducting research or teaching, she can be found running (or coaching), biking, doing yoga, baking, and playing with her dogs, Echo and Bubba.
Audrey Giles, PhD
School of Human Kinetics
University of Ottawa
Tel: +1-613-562-5800 ext. 2988