Degree : BAA, MHSc, PhD, RD
Ann Fox is associate professor and chair of the Department of Human Nutrition at St. Francis Xavier University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Food and Nutrition at Ryerson University and a dietetic internship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is a graduate of the MHSc (now MPH) Community Nutrition Program at the University of Toronto (UT), where she also completed a PhD in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Ann is a graduate of the UT Faculty of Medicine Education Scholars program which ignited her ongoing interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning in the health professions.
Ann has worked in a variety of community and clinical settings. The common thread throughout her career has been a focus on education including the development and management of women’s health programs, chronic disease prevention and management programs and advocacy for enhanced access to these services in the community.
Prior to joining St. FX, Ann was the director of Master of Public Health Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, at the University of Toronto, where she led significant curriculum change initiatives. Previously, Ann was the director of a large Diabetes Education Centre and other women’s health programs. She has been involved in local, provincial and national strategies to prevent and manage diabetes.
Ann was a member of the Pan-Canadian Public Health Nutrition Task Force and played a key role establishing competencies and education materials to promote public health nutrition practice in Canada. She has also worked with colleagues in Australia and Scandinavia to identify public health nutrition workforce development needs and strategies.