Gender Relations and Methods

Studying gender relations in the context of tobacco use

Gender Relations MethodsThis research explores the influence of gender relations on smoking behaviour – in other words, the ways that socially constructed ideals of masculinity and femininity influence the everyday interactions between individuals and their smoking patterns. The publications derived from this research also propose future directions for understanding a gender relations approach to health.

Research Team: Joan Bottorff, John Oliffe, Carole Robinson, Mary Kelly, Joanne Carey
Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Selected Publications:

Bottorff, J. L., Oliffe, J. L., Kelly, M. T., Chambers, N. (2012). Approaches to examining gender relations in health research. In J. L. Oliffe & L. Greaves (Eds.), (pp.175-188). Designing and Conducting Gender, Sex and Health Research. Thousand Oak, CA: Sage Publishers.

Bottorff, J. L., Oliffe, J. L., Robinson, C. A., & Carey, J. (2011). Gender relations and health research: A review of current practices. International Journal for Equity in Health. 10, 60.

Read the review article here.