Heather Scott-Marshall

Dan Ublansky Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Heather Scott-Marshall is a social scientist with a background in occupational health. She completed her PhD in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. She currently holds the Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury (RAACWI) Post-Doctoral Fellowship for a project examining the prevalence and determinants of poverty in workers with a permanent impairment. Objectives of the project include: 1) to investigate changes in the prevalence of poverty in the injured worker population over time; 2) to examine differences in the prevalence of poverty under different types of workers' compensation programs; and, 3) to develop a model of the significant predictors of poverty in permanently impaired workers. For the past two years, Dr. Scott-Marshall has been involved in research at the Institute for Work & Health on the social and economic consequences of work injury. Her projects in this area include an analysis of marital formation patterns in permanently impaired workers, and an evaluation of the comparative adequacy and equity of different workers' compensation benefits programs in Canada. Another aspect of her research examines the health consequences of precarious employment experiences, as well as social inequalities in exposures to these experiences with a focus on how specific groups of workers are more vulnerable to adverse employment circumstances due to age, gender or race. Dr. Scott-Marshall has published research on the political economy of work, with a focus on the impact of globalization and labour market restructuring on contemporary employment relations and the consequences for health.

Related Research

Scott-Marshall HK, Fang M, Morassaei S, Tompa E. Marital Formation in Individuals with Permanent Work-Related Impairment. Under review: Disability and Health Journal.

Scott-Marshall HK (2010). The Social Patterning of Work-Related Insecurity and Its Health Consequences. Social Indicators Research, 96, 2, 313-337.

Scott-Marshall HK and Tompa E (in press). The Health Consequences of Precarious Employment Experiences. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation.

Scott-Marshall HK (2007). Work-Related Insecurity in the New Economy: Evaluating the Consequences for Health. Research in Political Sociology, 16 (Issue: "Politics and Neoliberalism: Structure, Process and Outcome"), 21-60.

Scott-Marshall HK, Tompa E, Trevithick S (2007). The Social Patterning of Underemployment and Its Health Consequences. International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 44, 1, 7-34.

Scott HK (2004). Reconceptualizing the Nature and Health Consequences of Work-Related Insecurity for the New Economy: the Decline of Workers' Power in the Flexibility Regime. International Journal of Health Services, 34, 1, 143-153.

Related Grants

Tompa E, Hogg-Johnson S, Amick B, Scott-Marshall HK (February 2009). Work Disability Trajectories and Claim Duration in Ontario Under Three Workers' Compensation Legislations. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Research Advisory Council (WSIB #09012).

Smith PM, Beaton DE, Hogg-Johnson S, Ibrahim S, Koehoorn M, McLeod CB, Mustard CA, Saunders R, Scott-Marshall HK, Tolusso D (February 2009). Examining determinants and consequences of work-injuries among older workers. WorkSafeBC Research at Work (RS2009-OG03).

Tompa E, Scott-Marshall HK, R Saunders Hogg-Johnson S, Ballantyne P (October 2010). Work Injury and Poverty: Investigating the Prevalence Across Programs and Over Time. Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (pending).

Heather Scott-Marshall