Maureen Murney

Maureen Murney is a social-cultural (medical) anthropologist who has been working with the Office of Transformative Global Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), on the development of anti-stigma interventions in health care settings. In addition, Dr. Murney teaches in the Health Studies Program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Social Equity and Health Research at CAMH and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She completed her Ph.D. in social-cultural (medical) anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto; her doctoral work was based upon 14 months of ethnographic research in Ukraine. Drawing upon social-cultural, medical and linguistic anthropological concepts, both her teaching and research have centred upon questions of social justice, social and cultural transformation, power and representation, as well as morality and identity with respect to health. She has presented her research at national and international conferences, published peer-reviewed articles, and lectured at the University of Toronto and in Ukraine on social-cultural, medical and economic anthropology.