Diana Lewis

Sipekne’katik First Nation, Nova Scotia

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Assistant Professor, Department of Indigenous Studies and the Department of Geography

Phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 85103
Email: diana.lewis@uwo.ca

Diana (Dee) Lewis is Co-Director of A Shared Future: Achieving Strength, Health, and Autonomy through Renewable Energy Development for the Future, an international research program which explores how Indigenous knowledge systems, as applied to renewable energy development, may have the potential to lead us towards ‘healthful environments’ through reconciling and healing our relations with each other as well as with the land, air, and water around us.

Diana’s long-term research interests are to foster a wider understanding of the unique aspects of Indigenous environmental health, specifically as it is impacted by resource or industrial development. Her future research will focus on developing an Indigenous-based, human health risk assessment framework.

Research Interests:

  • Indigenous environmental health
  • Social/environmental justice
  • Indigenous methodology, quantitative methods, community-based research
  • Risk/environmental assessment


  • PhD, Resource and Environmental Management, Dalhousie University
  • MA, Resource and Environmental Management, Dalhousie University
  • BA, McMaster University


  • Board member (Canada), Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health Sciences