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Janet McLaughlin

Assistant Professor, Health Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

Janet McLaughlin's research interests include global and environmental health, healthcare access, human rights, food systems and labour.

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Janet McLaughlin is an Assistant Professor of Health Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Campus, and is a Research Associate with the International Migration Research Centre. Her current research projects investigate access to health care and workers’ compensation for migrant farm workers; gender-based violence against immigrant and migrant women in Canada; sexual and reproductive health of migrant workers; social determinants of health of migrant workers; and the impacts of family separation on migrant workers. Her general research interests include issues of global and environmental health, health care access, human rights, food systems, labour, citizenship and transnational migration in the Americas. Dr. McLaughlin is also involved in several community groups. She is co-founder of the Migrant Worker Health Project and the Waterloo Region Migrant Workers Interest Group.


  • Workers' Compensation
  • Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Migrant Farm Workers
  • Labour
  • Human Rights
  • Health Care
  • Global and Envrionmental Health
  • Food Systems
  • Autism Activism


  • University of Sussex
    Human Rights
    M.A., 2004
  • University of Toronto
    Ph.D., 2009
  • University of Guelph
    Development Studies
    B.A., 2002