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Carol Kauppi

Carol Kauppi 

Full Professor

School of Social Work

Health

 

 

Biography

Carol Kauppi is the Director of the Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy. She is a professor in the School of Social Work at Laurentian University and she served as the MSW Program Coordinator for several years. Carol is the Director of a multi-year research project, Poverty, Homelessness and Migration in Northern Ontario, a Community-University Research Alliance funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In 2017, She received the Partnership Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Education

  • B.A. Sociology, Carleton University
  • M.A. Child Development, Laurentian University
  • Ph.D. Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK

Academic Appointments

Director of Research, Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy, 2015

Professor, School of Social Work, 2010

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, 2001

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, 2000

On The Web

www.lul.ca/homeless

Research

With a team of researchers at Laurentian University and the University of Sudbury, Carol will lead several research projects on homelessness in 2018 in northeastern Ontario. As the Director of the multi-year research project, Poverty, Homelessness and Migration in Northern Ontario, Carol has worked with an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Laurentian University, the University of Sudbury, Nipissing University, Université de Sudbury and Western University. Previously, Carol conducted a multi‑year study on homelessness with the Social Planning Council of Sudbury, working with a network of more than 30 organizations serving poor and homeless people in Sudbury. In 2009, she completed a study of migratory and transient homelessness in Sudbury. She has published many articles and reports dealing with homelessness and housing, racism, family issues, young mothers, parenting, postpartum depression, and child and family poverty in Sudbury and northern Ontario.

In addition to poverty and homelessness, her primary research interests have included girlhood, adolescence, and motherhood in northern communities. Between 2003 and 2008, Carol completed a multi-year, province-wide and national project on girlhood. As part of this project she co-edited and published an anthology of girls creative writing and art, girlSpoken: from pen, brush and tongue, as well as a facilitators guide for teachers and service providers. The girlSpoken book received an award from the Amelia Bloomer Project which is sponsored by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. From 1997 to 2001, Carol was the director of the 3.5-year Cybermoms project, a research and demonstration project that developed and studied a computer-mediated peer support model for teenage mothers.

Teaching

  • Main subject area: research methods (Research I - Methods SWRK 5056, and Research II - Advanced SWRK 5057)
  • Supervision of social work students in field placements (SWRK 3605, 4605 or 4705)
  • Supervision of graduate social work students in SWRK 6004 (thesis) or SWRK 6024 (advanced practicum)
  • Supervision of graduate students doing theses in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Rural and Northern Health


Awards

  • Partnership Award, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2017
  • Laurentian University, Research Excellence Award, 2010
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 1986
  • Laurentian University Graduate Fellowship, 1985

Publications

Recent publications:

Kauppi, C., Pallard, H. & Ellery, V. (2016). Interactions des personnes sans abri avec les services de police : profilage social et droits. Reflets, 22, Numéro 1, 2016, pp. 83-122.

Kauppi, C. & Pallard, H. (2016). Social Profiling, Homelessness, and Policing in Canada. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies. 11 (4), pp. 13-26. www.thesocialsciences.com

Kauppi, C. & Pallard, H. (2015). Mental illness and homelessness: experiences of Francophone, Anglophone and Indigenous Persons in Northeastern Ontario. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies. 8 (Special Issue, 2015), pp. 11-22.

Kauppi, C., Pallard, H. & Faries, E. (2015). Poverty, Homelessness and Migration in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development. 8, 4 (Special Issue, 2015), p. 11-22.

McLeod, A., Hein, J. & Kauppi, C. (2015). Reaffirming culture through a community-based housing design process. The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts. 9 (2), 1-12.

Pallard, H.,  Kauppi, C. & Hein, J. (2015). Photovoice and homelessness in subarctic and urban communities. The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts. 10 (1) 25-41.

Kauppi, C., Forchuk, C., Montgomery, P., Edwards, B., Davie, S. & Rudnick, A. (2015). Migration, Homelessness and Health among Psychiatric Survivors in Northern and Southern Ontario. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies: Annual Review, Volume 9, pp.1-14.

Kauppi, C., Pallard, H., Montgomery, P., Etches, V. & Renaud, D. (2015). Photovoice methodology and health research: living on the outside. In Shveta Dhaliwal et al. (eds.), Deliberations on Research Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Approach. New Delhi, India: Mohan Law House.

Pallard, H. & Kauppi, C. (2015). Developing and refining strategies for research collaborations between universities and communities. In Shveta Dhaliwal et al. (eds.), Deliberations on Research Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Approach. New Delhi, India: Mohan Law House

Montgomery, P., Mossey, S., Kauppi, C., Shaikh, A. & Pallard, H.  (2015). Using Q methodology to facilitate relational connectedness within a CURA. In Shveta Dhaliwal et al. (eds.), Deliberations on Research Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Approach. New Delhi, India: Mohan Law House.

Shaikh, A., Rawal, H., Kauppi, C. & Pallard, H. (2015). Methodological challenges in health research among vulnerable populations of northern Canada. In Shveta Dhaliwal et al. (eds.), Deliberations on Research Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Approach. New Delhi, India: Mohan Law House.

Rawal, H., Kauppi, C., Shaikh, A. & Souliere, E. (2015). Digital storytelling: a research methodology to empower oppressed and marginalized individuals. In Shveta Dhaliwal et al. (eds.), Deliberations on Research Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Approach. New Delhi, India: Mohan Law House.

Hein, J. & Kauppi, C. (2014). Living on the outside: a photo exhibit using art in the struggle for social justice. The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts. 8 (3-4), 31-41.

Shaikh, A., Kauppi, C. & Pallard, H. (2013). Development of Supportive Housing for Seniors in Iroquois Falls, Canada. International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 6, No. 3, p. 10-21.

Kauppi, C., Pallard, H., Stephen, G. and Neegan W. (2013). Societal Constraints, Systemic Disadvantages and Homelessness: An Individual Case Study. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Vol.11, Number 7, p. 42-49.

Kauppi, C., Pallard, H., Matukala Nkosi, T., & Lemieux, S. (2012). Niveaux et raisons du sans-abrisme chez les Francophones dans le nord de l'Ontario. Reflets : revue d'intervention sociale et communautaire, 18 (1), 91-118.

Montgomery, P., Lefebvre, S., Michel, I., Warren, C., Larose, T. & Kauppi, C. (2012). The role of public health inspectors in maintaining housing in northern and rural communities: Recommendations to support public health practice. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 103, 2, 84-89.

Rebeiro Gruhl, K., Kauppi, C. Montgomery, P. & James, S. (2012). Painting Everybody with the Same Brush: Employment Discrimination of Persons with Serious Mental Illness in Rural Places. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 36, 1, 11-17.

Rebeiro Gruhl KL, Kauppi C, Montgomery P,  James S. (2012). Consideration of the influence of place on access to employment for persons with serious mental illness in northeastern Ontario. Rural and Remote Health. 2012, 12(3), 2034 (online). Available: http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2034

Selected reports:


Kauppi, C., Pallard, H., Shaikh, A. & Faries, E. (2014). Summary report on understanding and addressing homelessness in a Northern Community–Timmins, Ontario. Final Report. Summary. For the Homelessness Partnering Strategy,  Employment and Social Development Canada: Sudbury, Ontario: Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy, Laurentian University.

Kauppi, C., Pallard, H., Shaikh, A., Faries, E., MacLean, B., Virchez, J., Garceau, M. & Lemieux, S. (2014). Understanding and Addressing Family Homelessness in a Northern Community – Timmins, Ontario. Employment and Social Development Canada.

Shaikh, A., Kauppi, C. & Pallard, H. (2013). A supportive housing complex for older adults in Iroquois Falls: Review of Processes and Effects. Report prepared for the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ontario. Sudbury, Ontario: Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy, Laurentian University.

Shaikh, A., Kauppi, C., Pallard, H. & Gervais, R. (2013). Literature review—homelessness among families. Understanding and Addressing Homelessness in a Northern Community—Timmins, Ontario. Report prepared for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Employment and Social Development Canada: Sudbury, Ontario: Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy, Laurentian University.

Kauppi, C., Shaikh, A., Pallard, H. & Rawal, H. (2013). A Comparative Study with Three Northern Ontario Communities. Understanding and Addressing Homelessness in a Northern Community—Timmins, Ontario.  Report prepared for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Employment and Social Development  Canada: Sudbury, Ontario: Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy, Laurentian University.

Shaikh, A., Kauppi, C., Pallard, H. & Faries, E. (2013). Survey of Service Providers. Understanding and Addressing Homelessness in a Northern Community—Timmins, Ontario. Report prepared for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Employment and Social Development Canada: Sudbury, Ontario: Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy, Laurentian University.

Kauppi, C., Pallard, H., Shaikh, A. & Faries, E. (2013). Perceptions of homeless parents and service providers on family homelessness. Understanding and Addressing Homelessness in a Northern Community—Timmins, Ontario. Report prepared for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Employment and Social Development Canada: Sudbury, Ontario: Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy, Laurentian University.

Recent Photovoice Exhibits and Selected Media Coverage:
  • Living on the Outside (2016). Gallery 6500, Sudbury, June 12-July 11, 2016.  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/homeless-photography-exhibit-1.3628939
  • Living on the Outside (2016). Timmins Museum, National Exhibition Centre, Timmins, November 9-20, 2016. http://www.timminspress.com/2016/11/08/exhibition-offers-graphic-insight-into-local-homeless