Gender Equity Research


Selected Presentations:

  • Bourgeault, I.L. & Ruth Decady, Empowering women leaders webinar series. Equity, diversity & inclusion toolkits.Webinar 1: Toolkit to support diverse women leaders. March 29th, 2021.

  • Bourgeault, I.L. & Bill Tholl. Empowering women leaders webinar series. Equity, diversity & inclusion toolkits. Webinar 2: Toolkit to support men as allies. March 22nd, 2021.

  • Bourgeault, I.L. & Billie Jane Hermosura Empowering women leaders webinar series. Equity, diversity & inclusion toolkits. Webinar 1: Toolkit to support women leaders, March 8th, 2021.

  • Bourgeault, I.L. (2019). Empowering Women Leaders in Health Initiative. Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres, Webinar, February 6.

Key Publications:

  • Bourgeault, I. L., Decady, R., Pascual, J., & Hermosura, B. J. (2022, September). Leading practices for men to support women’s health leadership: A toolkit of resources to initiate change. InHealthcare Management Forum(p. 08404704221119099). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications
  • Gaudet, S., Marchand, I., Bujaki, M., & Bourgeault, I. L. (2022). Women and gender equity in academia through the conceptual lens of care.Journal of Gender Studies,31(1), 74-86
  • Shamseer, L., Bourgeault, I., Grunfeld, E., Moore, A., Peer, N., Straus, S. E., & Tricco, A. C. (2021). Will COVID-19 result in a giant step backwards for women in academic science? Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 134, 160-166.

  • Tricco, Andrea C., Bourgeault, I.L. Moore, A., Grunfeld, E., Peer, N., & Straus, S. E. (2021). Advancing gender equity in medicine. CMAJ, 193(7), E244-E250.

  • Lundine, J., Bourgeault, I.L., Glonti, K., Hutchinson, E., Balabanova, D. (2019) "I don't see gender": conceptualizing a gendered system of academic publishing. Social Science & Medicine, 235, 112388.

  • Bourgeault, I.L., James, Y., Lawford, K., & Lundine, J. (2018) Empowering Women Leaders in Health: A Gap Analysis of the State of Knowledge. Canadian Journal of Physician Leaders, 5(2), 92

  • Lundine, J.,  Bourgeault, I.L., Clark, J., Heidari, S., & Balabanova, D. (2018) The gendered system of academic publishing. The Lancet. Volume 391, No. 10132, p1754–1756, 5 May.



Supporting an SGBA lens on psychologically healthy workplaces, CIHR Health Policy Partnership, 2017-2020

SGBA Toolkit - A Sex & Gender-Based Analysis

Overview video

Selected Presentations:

  • Bourgeault, I.L., Runnels, V., & Atanackovic, J. (2019). Sex, Gender and Psychological Health and Safety, Canadian Public Health Assn., Ottawa, May

  • Bourgeault, I.L. Application of Sex and Gender Lens in Support of Psychologically Healthy Workplaces, Health Canada, October 24, 2018.

Key Publications: 

  • Bartram, M., Atanackovic, J., Runnels, V., & Bourgeault, I.L., Fournier, C., Kovacina, N., ... & Renaud, A. (2020). Applying gender-based analysis plus to Employee Assistance Programs: A Canadian perspective. Journal of Workplace Behavioural Health, 1-20. 


Gender, Work and Health Human Resources Chair, CIHR, 2014-2019

On the Move Partnership: Nova Scotia Care Workers On the Move

Selected Presentations: 

  • Bourgeault, I.L. The Future of the Health Workforce: Gender and Technology Considerations. Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research, Semi Plenary Session, Montreal, May 29, 2018
  • Bourgeault, I.L., Jackson, L., Kruisselbrink, A., Barber Gardiner, Pauline., Leiter, Michael., Price, Sheri., Nourpanah, Shiva. The often invisible challenges posed by employment-related geographic mobility: A comparative qualitative study of Nova Scotian health workers. Poster presentation to the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference 2016
  • Bourgeault, I.L. Gendering Health Human Resources Research and Policy, Institute of Gender and Health Research Panel, Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research Conference, May, 2014.

Key Publications


  • Bourgeault, I.L., & Khokher, P. (2006) Making a better living from caregiving: comparing strategies to improve wages for care providers. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 43(4) 407-426.

  • Bourgeault, I.L. (2005). Gendered professionalization strategies & the rationalization of health care: midwifery, nurse practitioners, and hospital nurse staffing in Ontario, Canada. Knowledge, Work and Society, 3(1), 25-52.

  • Adams, T., & Bourgeault, I.L. (2003) Feminism and women’s health professions in Ontario. Women & Health, 38(4), 73-90.

  • Angus, J., & Bourgeault, I.L. (1998/99). Medical dominance, gender and the state: the nurse practitioner initiative in Ontario. Health and Canadian Society, 5(1), 55-81.

  • Bourgeault, I.L. & Angus, J. (1998/99). Pay and human resource management in nursing and medicine: an examination of gendered structural relations between the professions and the state. Health and Canadian Society, 5(1), 83-110.
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