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Dr Jessica Parish

Job: Marie Curie International Visiting Fellow

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: N/A

E: jessica.parish@dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr Jessica Parish is currently a Marie Curie Visiting Fellow with the Center for Urban Research on Austerity at De Montfort University, Leicester, England. Her project will investigate the social and gendered effects of pension investing in green housing infrastructure.

Jessica earned her PhD in political science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She previously worked as a health policy analyst for the Ontario Chiropractic Association and as Research Associate for Lancaster House Publishing. She is also a past Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors at Toronto-based Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations.

Jessica’s academic research focuses on the intersection between urban governance, health policy, and environmental sustainability and she has published in peer-reviewed books and journals and presented at national and international conferences. She has successfully competed for funding from the European Commission, the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the graduate and postdoctoral levels. She has served as a peer reviewer for the Annals of the American Association of Geographers and held editorial positions with Humanities and Social Sciences Communications and the graduate political science journal, Problematiqué.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA)

Publications and outputs

Collections Edited (refereed)

  • Parish, J. & Montsion J.M. (2018) Special Issue on Geographies of Emotional and Care Labour. Palgrave Communications Humanities and Social Sciences https://www.nature.com/palcomms/for-authors/call-for-papers#geographies-care-labour
  • Problématique Editorial Collective. (2013) Affirmative Inquiries: Re-imagining the art of critique. Issue #15. Collective members: Julian Campisi, Tobin LeBlanc Haley & Jessica Parish
  • Problématique Editorial Collective. (2011) The Writing of the Disaster. Issue #13. Collective members: Robert Batarseh, Micha Fidelschuster, Jessica Parish, Devin Penner & Lillian Yap
  • Problématique Editorial Collective. (2009) Our Present Conjuncture. Issue #12. Collective members: Alex Caramento, Sara Bernardo, Jessica Parish, Devin Penner & Melanie Richter-Montpetit


Refereed Publications (selected)

  • Kimari, W. & Parish, J. (2020) What is a river? A transnational meditation on the colonial city, abolition ecologies and the future of geography. Urban Geography, 40th Anniversary Issue. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2020.1743089
  • Parish, J. (2019) Re-wilding Parkdale? Environmental gentrification, settler colonialism, and the reconfiguration of nature in 21st century Toronto Environment and Planning E: Nature and space, 3 (1), 263-286. DOI: 10.1177/2514848619868110
  • Parish, J (2019) Escaping the Global City? Gentrification, urban wellness industries, and the exotic-mundane. In Tourism and Everyday Life in the Contemporary City. T. Frisch, C. Sommer, L. Stolenberg & N. Stors, eds. London: Routledge, pp 88-111

Industry Publications

  • Parish, J. (2021) Understanding Audits: The chiropractor’s guide to administrative compliance. Toronto: Ontario Chiropractic Association.
  • Parish, J. (2021) Understanding Extended Health Care: The chiropractor’s guide to patient support and administrative compliance. Toronto: Ontario Chiropractic Association.
  • Parish, J. (2019) Beyond the Bottom Line: Socially responsible investing in infrastructure and real estate. Pensions Conference Annual Overview, Toronto: Lancaster House Publishing
  • Parish, J. (2019) Bridging the DB/DC Divide: Searching for common ground. Pensions Conference Annual Overview, Toronto: Lancaster House Publishing

Opinion and Commentary

Research interests/expertise

Urban studies, environmental gentrification, housing, health policy, social reproduction, feminist political economy

Qualifications

PhD in Political Science (York University, Toronto, Canada)
MA in Political Science (York University, Toronto, Canada)
BA (Hons.) in Political Science (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)

Honours and awards

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Post-Doctoral Fellowship, European Commission, Horizon 2020 (research)
  • 2011 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (study abroad/academic achievement)
  • 2009 SSHRC Doctoral Award (research/academic achievement)
  • 2006 SSHRC Joseph Armand-Bombardier Masters Award (research/academic achievement)
  • 2006 York University MA Entrance Scholarship (academic achievement)

Professional licences and certificates

  • Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) Certificate in Labour Relations. TMU Ted Rogers School of Business, Toronto, Canada (2019)
  • SEDA Teaching Assistant Certificate in Teaching (TACT), York University, Toronto, Canada (2014)

Conference attendance

Conferences Co-Organized (selected)

  • 2019 Lancaster House Toronto Pensions Conference. Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto Canada, November 28-29, 2019
  • 2019 Lancaster House Toronto Bargaining in the Broader Public Sector Conference. Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, December 3, 2019
  • 2018 Lancaster House Toronto Pensions Conference. The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto November 28-29, 2018

Panels Co-Organized

  • 2021 Addressing Barriers to Labour Market Participation of Vulnerable Populations: The Health2Work Partnership in the Region of Waterloo. Alliance for Healthier Communities Conference, Power in Community. Thursday June 17, 2021 (Virtual). Co-organized and Co-presented with Dr. Jenn Nash and Bill Davidson
  • 2020 Municipal Governance and the Future of Housing. National Housing Day panel presented by York University’s Robarts Center for Canadian Studies, the City Institute and the Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations, November 19th, 2020 (Virtual). Co-organized with Chiara Padovani and Dr. Jean Michel Montsion
  • 2017 Temporalities of (in)justice: Exploring the rhythms, histories and temporalities of urban neoliberalism. Canadian Association of Geographers, May 29–June 2. Toronto, ON. Co-organized with Dr. Jean Michel Montsion
  • 2017 The geographies of emotional and care labour. Canadian Association of Geographers, May 29–June 2. Toronto, ON. Co-organized with Dr. Jean Michel Montsion

Conference Presentations

  • 2021 Parish, J. “The Ontario Chiropractic Association’s Evidence-Based Framework Advisory Council: Enhancing patient care through the comprehensive integration of the pillars of evidence-based practice”. (Poster presentation). World Federation of Chiropractic Biennial Congress: Chiropractic for a New Normal. September 25th, 2021 (Virtual).
  • 2021 Nash, J., Parish, J., Harrington, M., & Brown, A. “Overcoming Pain as a Barrier to Employment: Health2Work program integrates chiropractic care and social services in the Region of Waterloo.” (Poster presentation). Canadian Pain Society 41st Annual Scientific Meeting, April 28-30, 2021 (Virtual).
  • 2021 Parish, J. “Making the Case for MSK Funding as Integral to Employment Support: A social determinants of health perspective.” Addressing Barriers to Labour Market Participation of Vulnerable Populations: The Health2Work Partnership in the Region of Waterloo. Alliance for Healthier Communities Conference, Power in Community. Thursday June 17, 2021 (Virtual).
  • 2018 Parish, J. “The “natures” of gentrification: healthism and creeping enclosure in Parkdale and the Lower Don, Toronto.” Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association, April 5, Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, ON
  • 2017 Parish, J. “What’s new? Public health, displacement, and the ‘origins’ of gentrification.” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, June 2, York University, Toronto, ON
  • 2017 Parish, J. “Care, risk, and social reproduction.” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, June 1, York University, Toronto, ON
  • 2016 Parish, J. “‘We have a very diverse community’: The politics of access and the aesthetics of space in the new wellness industries in gentrifying neighbourhoods in West Toronto.” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, May 1, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • 2014 Parish, J. “Gentrification, alternative medicine, and the idea of ‘great places to live.’” Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences/Canadian Association of Geographers, Brock University, May 28, St. Catharine’s, ON
  • 2013 Parish, J. “Healthy suburbs then and now: Health, health consumption and the idea of ‘Great Places.’” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, August 15, Memorial University, St. John’s, NFLD
  • 2013 Montsion, J.M. & Parish, J. “Healthy eating? Mapping East-West fusions on the political economy of Vancouver’s gateway.” Paper presented (in absentia) at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 9, Los Angeles, CA

Consultancy work

Health Policy and Evidence Based Care, Peer Review and Academic Publishing. Ontario Chiropractic Association
Not currently available 

Externally funded research grants information

Project Title: Towards a Just Climate Future?: Sustainability politics, pension financialization, and the global housing crisis
Funding Agency: European Commission, Horizon 2020 Framework Program
Role: Lead investigator
Type: Individual Fellowship
Start/end: 2022-2024
GRANT_NUMBER: 101033614

ORCID number

0000-0001-7932-3571