Research

My lifelong interest in healing justice and community development has lead me to investigate extensively into public health issues, evidence-informed interventions, and the social determinants of health. Starting with participatory action research, I worked with FarmFolk/CityFolk alongside organic farmers in the Fraser Valley to develop a curriculum for sustainable farming. Serving as a liaison and facilitator for community-, university-, union-, and hospital-based research and program evaluation, I have conducted qualitative interviews and focus groups with many people in a range of occupations across the province. I was awarded funding for my masters research on work stress from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the University of British Columbia. My research experience includes projects funded by WorkSafeBC, the Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare in BC, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the BC Ministry of Health, and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation in Australia. I have given presentations at international conferences in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Japan, and have also co-authored numerous articles in scientific journals.

Selected Publications

Page, K., LaMontagne, A., Louie, A., Ostry, A., Shaw, A., & Shoveller, J. (2013). Perceptions of job stress in an industrialized country: Implications for policy and practice. Journal of Public Health Policy, 1-15.

LaMontagne, A., Smith, P., Louie, A., Quinlan, M., Ostry, A., & Shoveller, J. (2012). Psychosocial and other working conditions: Variation by employment arrangement in a sample of working Australians. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 55(2), 93–106.

LaMontagne, A., Keegel, T., Louie, A., & Ostry, A. (2010). Job stress as a preventable upstream determinant of common mental disorders: A review for practitioners and policy-makers. Advances in Mental Health, 9(1), 17–35.

Ostry, A., Maggi, S., Hershler, R., Chen, L., Louie, A., & Hertzman, C. (2009). A case control study of differences in non-work injury and accidents among middle aged men in rural compared to urban British Columbia, Canada. BMC Public Health, 9: 432.

LaMontagne, A.D., Smith, P., Quinlan, M. Shoveller, J., Louie, A., Ostry, A. (2009). Unwanted sexual advances at work: Variation by employment arrangement in a sample of working Australians. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33(2):173-179.

LaMontagne A., Keegel, T., Louie A., Ostry, A., & Landsbergis, P. (2007). A systematic review of the job stress intervention evaluation literature: 1990—2005. International Journal of Occupational & Environmental Health, 13(3):268-280.

Ostry, A., Maggi, S., Tansey, J., Dunn, J., Hershler, R., Chen, L., Louie, A., & Hertzman, C. (2007). The impact of psychosocial work conditions on attempted and completed suicide among western Canadian sawmill workers. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 35(1):1403.

Ostry, A., Tansey, J., Maggi, S., Dunn, J., Hershler, R., Chen, L., Louie, A., & Hertzman, C. (2006). The impact of fathers’ physical and psychosocial work conditions on attempted and completed suicide among their children. BMC Public Health, 6:77.

Louie, A., Ostry, A., Quinlan, M., Keegel, T., Shoveller, J., & LaMontagne, A. (2006). Empirical study of employment arrangements and precariousness in Australia. Industrial Relations/Relations Industrielles, 61(3):465.

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