Faculty Profile - Amber J. Fletcher

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
University of Regina

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Amber Fletcher is an interdisciplinary scholar with interests in political sociology, women’s and gender studies, public policy, and qualitative methodology. Her doctoral research examined how major changes in agricultural policy and climate affect farm women on the Canadian prairies. Amber’s current postdoctoral projects, supervised by Dr. Greg Marchildon, include a CIHR-funded project on leadership in health systems and an IDRC-funded project that examines climate vulnerability and adaptation in rural communities in Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. During her doctoral studies Amber received 10 provincial, national, and international academic awards. In 2012, she was part of the official Canadian NGO delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York. In 2011, she received the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case for her work on women’s equality in Canada. Amber currently volunteers on boards of directors for three non-governmental organizations in Saskatchewan.

Email: amber.fletcher@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4082
  • PhD, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina
  • MA, York University
  • BA (High Hons.), University of Regina
Areas of Interest
  • Gender analysis
  • Agricultural Policy
  • Social vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
  • Qualitative research methodologies
Recent Grants/Awards

Resent Grants

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, 2013-present
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Doctoral Award, 2010-2013

Recent Awards

  • Outstanding Young Alumnus, University of Regina Alumni Association Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards (2013-14)
  • Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit (2013)
  • P.E.O. International Scholar Award (2012)
  • Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case (2011)
  • University of Regina Alumni Association Leadership Award (2011)
  • Douglas-Coldwell Foundation Scholarship in Social Affairs (2011)
  • John R. Kowalchuk Graduate Studies Scholarship (2011)
  • Dean’s Academic Doctoral Scholarship, University of Regina (2009-2011)
  • Inspiring Sessional Teaching Award, University of Regina Faculty Association (2010)
Select Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Fletcher, Amber, and Gregory P. Marchildon. 2014. “Using the Delphi Method for Qualitative, Participatory Action Research in Health Leadership.” International Journal of Qualitative Methods 13: 1-18.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters:

  • Fletcher, Amber. Forthcoming, 2014. “Women and Social Sustainability: The Case of Canadian Agriculture.” In Women, Sustainability and Business, edited by Kiymet Caliyurt. Springer.
  • Fletcher, Amber and Erin Knuttila. Forthcoming, 2014. “Gendering Change: Canadian Farm Women Respond to Climate Extremes.” In Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought on the Canadian Prairies, edited by Harry Diaz and James Warren. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.
  • Fletcher, Amber. 2013. “From ‘Free’ Trade to Farm Women: Gender and the Neoliberal Environment.” Pp. 109-122 in Research, Action and Policy: Addressing the Gendered Impacts of Climate Change, edited by M. Alston and K. Whittenbury. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Kubik, Wendee, and Amber Fletcher. 2012. “The Multiple Dimensions of Health: Weaving Together Food Sustainability and Farm Women’s Health.” Pp. 185-209 in Rural Women’s Health, edited by B. Leipert, B. Leach, and W.E. Thurston. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Current Research
  • “Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Extremes in the Americas” (VACEA) intercontinental research project (http://www.parc.ca/vacea), funded by IDRC
  • “Leadership in Health Systems Redesign,” funded by the Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) program of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)