Christiana MacDougall

Associate Professor
AVDX 221
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Dr. Christiana MacDougall is an expert in reproductive justice and mental health with experience doing trauma-informed, feminist, qualitative research. She has a PhD in Social Work and teaches Sociology and Women and Gender Studies at Mount Allison University. She has over 20 years experience as a Clinical Social Worker and brings her experience in delivering frontline care to her work as a feminist researcher and educator. She is currently researching midwifery care in New Brunswick and student mental health. Christiana lives in Sackville with her husband and two rambunctious dogs (Ruckus and Fellow) and has three adult daughters who inspire her to live a principled and joyful life. 


2017 PhD Memorial University  

2002 MSW University of Vermont  

1995 BSW McMaster University  

1993 BSc Mount Allison University 


Introduction to Sociology 

Sociology of Disability 

Clinical Sociology 

Comparative Social Policy 

Advanced Topics in the Life Course 

Power and Inequality 

Sociology of Mental Health

Also teaches in WGST - Gender and Science, Feminist Research Methods  


Reproductive Justice

Mental health

Healthcare systems

Traumatic birth 

Grants, awards & honours

External Research Grants: 

2021-2023 SSHRC Insight Development Grant  

2019 NBIF Student Research Grant  

2017 NBHRF Health Research Value Demonstration Grant  

2016 Nova Scotia Health Authority Research Grant 



2020 Mount Allison University Last Lecture 

2019 Mount Allison Social Sciences Teaching Award 

2008 Meaningful Involvement of Consumer Award (MICA), Engagement Award; Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness