Diana Lewis

Assistant Professor

Diana Lewis

Contact Information

Office: Room 3213, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 85103
E-mail: diana.lewis@uwo.ca


Research Interests

Indigenous environmental health, Indigenous methodology, quantitative methods, community-based research, risk/environmental assessment, social/environmental justice.


IS 1020 – Introduction to Indigenous Studies

IS 2218 – Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Studies

GEO 9108 – Qualitative Methods

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students

  • E. Beacock (joint-supervised) (Current) Exploring manifestations of (de)colonization in the structures and processes of collaborative research for Indigenous health and environments.

Masters Students

  • S. Mendizabal (Current) Energy as a determinant of health and free, prior, and informed consent through Community-based Participatory Research
  • C. Glennie (co-supervised) (2019) Inuit Girls Make Media: Participatory Action Research in Rankin Inlet


Refereed Journals

Lewis, D., Castleden, H., Apostle, R., Francis, S., & Francis-Strickland, K. (2020). Government fiduciary failure in Indigenous environmental health justice: The case of Pictou Landing First Nation. International Journal of Indigenous Health. Vol. 15.

Lewis, D., Castleden, H., Apostle, R., Francis, S., & Francis-Strickland, K. (2020). Linking land displacement and environmental dispossession to Indigenous health and wellbeing: Culturally relevant place-based interpretative frameworks matter. The Canadian Geographer. DOI: 10.1111/cag.1265

Lewis, D., Francis, S., Francis-Strickland, K., Castleden, H., & Apostle, R. (2020). If only they had accessed the data: Governmental failure to monitor pulp mill impacts on human health in Pictou Landing First Nation. Social Science and Medicine. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113184

Lewis, D., Jones, R., & Williams, Lewis. (2020). A radical revision of the public health response to environmental crisis in a warming world: Contributions of Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous feminist perspectives. Canadian Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.17269/s41997-020-00388-1

Anand, S., Shrikant, B., Castleden, H., Davis, D., Desai, D., de Souza R., Kandasamy, S., Lewis, D., Sergeant, A. (2019). “All About Us”: Indigenous Data Analysis Workshop Capacity Building in the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds First Nations Cohort: Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds First Nations Cohort Research Team. Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC), Open 1, . 282-288. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjco.2019.09.002

Walker, C., Alexander, A., Doucette, M.B., Lewis, D., Tait Neufeld, H., Martin, D., Masuda, J., Stefanelli, R., & Castleden, H. (2019). Are the pens working for justice? News media coverage of renewable energy involving Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Energy Research and Social Science., 57, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.101230

Anand, S. S., Abonyi, S., Arbour, L., Brook, J., Bruce, S., Castleden, H., . . . Tu, J. V. (2018). Canadian alliance for healthy hearts and minds: First nations cohort study rationale and design. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, . 12(1), 55-64. DOI: 10.1353/cpr.2018.000

Stefanelli, R.D., Walker, C., Kornelson, D., Lewis, D., Martin, D.H., Masuda, J. Richmond, C., Root, E., Neufeld, T., & Castleden, H. (2018). Renewable energy and energy autonomy: How Indigenous peoples in Canada are shaping an energy future. Environmental Reviews, . 27(1), 95-105. DOI: 10.1139/er-2018-0024

Castleden, H., Bennett, E., Pictou Landing Native Women’s Group, Lewis, D., & Martin, D. (2017). "Put It Near the Indians": Indigenous Perspectives on Pulp Mill Contaminants in Their Traditional Territories (Pictou Landing First Nation, Canada). Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, . 11(1), 25-33. DOI: 10.1353/cpr.2017.0004

Lewis, D., Castleden, H., Francis, S., Strickland, K., Denny, C. & Pictou Landing Native Women’s Group. (2016). Increasing response rates on face-to-face surveys with Indigenous communities in Canada: Lessons from Pictou Landing. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, . Vol. 10(2), p. 197-205. DOI: 10.1353/cpr.2016.0021

Chapters in Books

Masuda, J., Abernethy, P., David, L. & Lewis, D. (2017). Mobilities of wellbeing in children’s environmental health equity: Confronting urban-rural dichotomies through practice perspectives. In Ergler, C. & Kearns, R. (Eds.). Children’s health and wellbeing in urban environments . (207-222). London, UK: Geographies of Health series Routledge Press.

Castleden, H. Martin, D., & Lewis, D. (2016). From embedded in to marginalized out of place: Indigenous peoples’ experience of health in Canada. In Crooks, V. & Giesbrecht, M. (Eds). Place, Health & Diversity: A Canadian Perspective.. London, UK: Geographies of Health series Routledge Press.