Catherine Hart

photoResearch Associate

Biography: Catherine joined the HEC Lab team as a Research Associate in January 2014, having recently completed the Master of Resource and Environmental Management program at Dalhousie University. Her Global Development Studies degree from Queen’s University was influential to her work at the graduate level which had a social justice lens embedded throughout. Catherine takes pride in her willingness to take on new challenges, a passion for learning, and a strong work ethic. She enjoys supporting the many partners and projects of the HEC Lab!

Research Interests: I am interested in using a justice lens to evaluate and learn about human and environmental health. During my graduate degree, my research interests revolved around food justice and human and environmental health as well as how those are connected to competing issues of land conservation and energy security.  My growing research interests include: Indigenous rights, water-related issues, and climate justice.



  • Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM). Dalhousie University. 2014.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Global Development Studies (Economics Minor). Queen’s University, 2012.


Organ, J., Castleden, H., Furgal, C., & Sheldon, T., & Hart, C. (2014). Contemporary programs in support of traditional ways: Inuit perspectives on community freezers as a mechanism to alleviate pressures on wild food access in Nain, Nunatsiavut. Health & Place 30: 251-259.

Hart, C., Castleden, H., Cunsolo Willox, A., Harper, S. & Martin, D. (2014). Water Gathering Report. Kingston, ON: Queen’s University (

Hart, C. (2014). The Role of Environmental Justice in Biodiversity Conservation: Investigating experiences of communities near Kruger National Park, South Africa. Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 10(1),