Margot Parkes is a Canada Research Chair in Health, Ecosystems and Society at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. She grew up and completed medical training in New Zealand, prior to work and training in public health, human ecology and ecohealth in Europe and the Americas, as well as Oceania. Margot works with others – across sectors, disciplines and cultural contexts – to enhance understanding of land, water and living systems (ecosystems) as foundational for health and well-being. Her research and collaborations include integrative, partnered and Indigenous-informed approaches that expand understanding of watersheds as settings for intersectoral action to improve health, and that address the health, environment and community implications of land and water governance. Margo’s work connects health, ecological and social concerns, especially in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Her leadership in ecosystem approaches to health connects research, education and mentoring across regional, national and global contexts.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
Social Determinants of Health,
Gender & Health,
Community Health,
Environmental Health & Climate Change