Claire has over ten years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in the Faculties of Medicine and Social Work. She has taught qualitative and quantitative research methods, mental health and addictions, development of programs for children and families, foundations of childhood development health, development conflict and displacement, multicultural families and interpersonal communication skills.
Her scholarship has mainly focused on disabilities, women’s violence, policy, universal design and critical analyses. Claire’s doctoral dissertation “A critical inquiry into social workers’ perspectives, theories, models and practice contexts related to disabled women who have experienced male partner violence” provided new evidence that demonstrates the impact of contextual factors, such as government and workplace policies on social workers’ abilities to meet the needs of disabled women who have experienced partner violence. She is an author on numerous publications including “Connecting father absence and mother blame in child welfare policies and practice”, that has been cited nearly 200 times. Claire continues to collaborate on research projects that examine Universal Design and higher education.