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Rodney Knight

PhD
Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Rodney Knight
Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program, Faculty of Graduate Studies
SPPH 413
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2007-2014
Thesis: Advancing Population Health Ethics Regarding HIV Testing
Degrees: BA, Sociology, University of Alberta, (2004), M.Sc, Health Care and Epidemiology, UBC (2011)
Supervisor: Jean Shoveller
Committee Members:
  • Thomas Kerr
  • John Coggon

Awards & Scholarships

  • Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship (CIHR)
  • UBC Four-Year Fellowship
  • CIHR 2012 Award for Excellence in Sex, Gender and Health Research

Biography

Rod Knight is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS which is housed in Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences. He is also a Research Coordinator for the Youth Sexual Health Team in the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health. Rod’s research seeks to advance and articulate an evidence- and theory-informed population and public health ethics regarding HIV interventions. Rod is supported by a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Work Experience

 

Research Coordinator
October 2006-Ongoing
Youth Sexual Health Team
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine

Executive and Academic Coordinator
January 2011-Ongoing
Population Health Intervention Research Network (PHIRNET)
Social and Preventive Medicine
Université de Montréal, faculté de médecine

Director and Co-Founder
July 2008-August 2009
CampOUT! (UBC’s leadership retreat for LGBTQ youth, ages 15-19)
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine

Research Supervisor
August 2004-August 2006
Population Research Laboratory 
Department of Sociology
University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts

Technical Advisor
June 2006
Population Research Laboratory
Alberta Métis Settlement General Council
University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts

Publications

Knight RE, Shoveller JA, Carson AM, Contreras-Whitney JG. (2014) Examining clinicians’ experiences providing sexual health services for LGBTQ youth: Considering social and structural determinants of health in clinical practice. Health Education Research. [Accepted October 28, 2013].

Knight RE, Shoveller J, Greyson D, Kerr T, Gilbert M & Shannon K. (2013) Advancing population and public health ethics regarding HIV testing. Critical Public Health. (Accepted April, 2013).

Doull M, Oliffe JL, Knight RE & Shoveller J.  (2013) Sex and straight young men: Challenging and endorsing hegemonic masculinities and gender regimes. Men and Masculinities. (Accepted March 18, 2013).

Knight RE, Shoveller JA, Oliffe JL, Gilbert M and Goldenberg, S. Heteronormativity Hurts Everyone: Experiences of young men and clinicians with sexually transmitted infection/HIV testing in British Columbia, Canada. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine (accepted August, 2012).

Knight RE, Shoveller JA, Oliffe JL, Gilbert M, Frank B, Ogilvie G. (2012) ‘Manning up’, ‘guy talk’ and masculinities: A Discourse analysis of young men talking about sexual health. Sociology of Health and Illness. Epub ahead of print February 2012.

Aggleton P, Shoveller J, Shannon K, Kerr T & Knight, RE. “Getting the Balance Right: Agency and structure in HIV Prevention". In M Summer & R Parker (Eds.) Structural Approaches in Public Health, (In Press).

Oliffe J, Chabot C, Knight RE, Davis W, Shoveller JA. (2012) Women on men’s sexual health: A gender relations analysis. Sociology of Health and Illness. Epub ahead of print April 2012.

Shoveller, J, Knight, RE, Davis, W, Gilbert, M & Ogilvie, G. (2012) Online Sexual Health Services: Examining Youth’s Perspectives. Canadian Journal of Public Health (accepted 12 July 2011; appearing in January/February 2012 issue).

Shoveller JA, Knight RE, Johnson JL, Oliffe JL & Goldenberg S. (2010) ‘Not the Swab!’ Young Men’s Experiences with STI Testing. Sociology of Health and Illness, 32, 1, 57-73.
Shoveller JA, Johnson J, Rosenberg, M, Greaves, L, Patrick D, Oliffe JL, Knight RE. (2009) Youth’s experiences with STI testing in four communities in British Columbia, Canada. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 85, 397-401.

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