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Dr. Lori Bradford PhD Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in Social and Cultural Decision Making in Engineering Design (Candidate) Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development

2A20.1, Engineering Building
57 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5A9

Research Area(s)

  • Indigenous water knowledge
  • Water policy
  • Water empathy
  • Social determinants of health
  • Engaged scholarship


Ph.D. Social Psychology, Lincoln University

M.S. Nature-Based Recreation and Tourismg, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON

Honours B.Sc. Biochemistry, Minor in English, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Selected Publications

Thapa, A., Bradford, L., Strickert, G., Yu, X., Johnston, A. and Watson-Daniels, K., 2019. “Garbage in, Garbage Out” Does Not Hold True for Indigenous Community Flood Extent Modeling in the Prairie Pothole Region. Water11(12), p.2486.

Bradford, L. E., Ovsenek, N., & Bharadwaj, L. A. (2017). Indigenizing water governance in Canada. In Water policy and governance in Canada (pp. 269-298). Springer, Cham.

Mantyka-Pringle, C.S., Jardine, T.D., Bradford, L., Bharadwaj, L., Kythreotis, A.P., Fresque-Baxter, J., Kelly, E., Somers, G., Doig, L.E., Jones, P.D. and Lindenschmidt, K.E., 2017. Bridging science and traditional knowledge to assess cumulative impacts of stressors on ecosystem health. Environment international102, pp.125-137.

Bradford, L. E., Bharadwaj, L. A., Okpalauwaekwe, U., & Waldner, C. L. 2016. Drinking water quality in Indigenous communities in Canada and health outcomes: a scoping review. International journal of circumpolar health75(1), 32336.

Steelman, T., Nichols, E.G., James, A., Bradford, L., Ebersöhn, L., Scherman, V., Omidire, F., Bunn, D.N., Twine, W. and McHale, M.R., 2015. Practicing the science of sustainability: the challenges of transdisciplinarity in a developing world context. Sustainability Science10(4), pp.581-599.