Danielle Alcock

Anishanaabe kwe
Member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation

danielle alcock

Indigenous Leader in Residence, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Phone: (519) 661-2111 ext. 86200
Email: Danielle.alcock@schulich.uwo.ca

Danielle Alcock’s research focuses on storytelling of female Indigenous caregivers supporting a loved one with memory loss. Her research interests include improving culturally safe care through educating healthcare providers, while examining systemic barriers, the impact of discrimination for patients, and systemic change. Her experience as a seniors’ health advocate and patient navigator for Indigenous clients has influenced her research greatly.

Research Interests:

  • Memory loss (Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias) affecting First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples
  • Social determinants of health, health system navigation, culturally safe care
  • Storytelling and Indigenous methodologies

Research Cluster Membership:


  • PhD, Socio-cultural Anthropology, Western University
  • MA, Socio-cultural Anthropology, Western University
  • Honors BA, Anthropology and History, York University


  • “Developing Ethical Research Practices Between Institutional and Community Partners: A Look at the Current Base of Literature Surrounding Memorandums of Understanding in Canada”. International Indigenous Policy Journal, Volume 8, Issue 4 (2017)
  • “Transforming First Nations’ Health Governance in British Columbia”. International Journal of Health Governance Volume 21, Issue 4 (2016): 229 – 244
  • “First Nations Health Authority and Simon Fraser University Research Partnership Preliminary Report”, (2015)