Ariane Hanemaayer

Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Recipient

Dalhousie University

Ariane’s research attempts to draw a more comprehensive picture of the effect of guidelines on the overall regulation of medical responsibility in Canada.

A former competitive skier, Ariane met a number of health professionals for injury diagnosis.  The one common factor during all these visits was Ariane herself who began to question how different practitioners came to differing conclusions using the same or similar assessments and tests! After retiring from skiing, Ariane began working as a research assistant and continued to develop her interests in the sociology of medicine at the University of Alberta (another Killam institution) where she carried out her doctoral research.

Now working with Dr. Emma Whelan at Dalhousie, Ariane is interested in examining the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS), who do not explicitly state that physicians have a responsibility to use College endorsed CPGs. This makes Nova Scotia an important case study by which to compare the other provincial colleges of Canada, the quality of their care, and the principles of medicine that potentially makes the CPSNS unique.  It is hoped that this research will lead to two outcomes: a scholarly research monograph, and a report for the Canadian Medical Association about the effects of guidelines on medical responsibility in Canada.

While not working or studying Ariane has started a new hobby of photography as it challenges her to learn a new set of skills and ways to visualize the world around her.  As a Killam postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie, Ariane is grateful to have the support of the Killam Trust and Dalhousie University.  This funding allows greater pursuit of research questions that emerged after her dissertation research and to connect with excellent scholars across Canada who are engaging in social science and humanities research in health.


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