Arija Birze

Position: Research Associate III
Degrees: BSc, MA, PhD
Keywords: Gender; Emotional labour; Occupational stress; Potentially traumatic exposures, Qualitative and mixed methods; Social determinants of health
Publications: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/09500170221080388, Gender in the Flesh: Allostatic Load as the Embodiment of Stressful, Gendered Work in Canadian Police Communicators; https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605221090571, Workplace Trauma in a Digital Age: The Impact of Video Evidence of Violent Crime on Criminal Justice Professionals. Journal of Interpersonal Violence; https://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-021-01708-9, Perceived Organizational Support and Emotional Labour among Police Communicators: What can Organizational Context tell us about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Categories: Operations, Research Programs

Dr. Arija Birze is a full-time Research Associate III at the Institute for Better Health. Dr. Birze completed her PhD at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, and then continued as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. During her PhD she was also a Research Fellow at The Wilson Centre for Health Professions Education Research at the U of T/University Health Network. Her research examines both gender and work as social determinants of health with a focus on the health implications of occupational stress and potentially traumatic exposures in the gendered workplace. Dr. Birze brings over 15 years of experience in interdisciplinary mixed methods and qualitative health research and looks forward to applying her expertise in the healthcare setting.

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