Judy E. MacDonald is the Director of the School of Social Work, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University, where she has been a faculty member since 1999; having spent nine years prior at St. Thomas University. Judy identifies as a woman with a (dis)Ability, with a scholarship focus on access and inclusion for (dis)Abled students within post-secondary education. Her research methods have predominantly been qualitative, specifically narrative and autoethnography, along with quantitative survey methods.
Judy has held a number of positions related to diversity, including accommodation officer within her School; past co-chair of the Faculty of Health’s Affirmative Action Committee; and current committee member on the Implementation Committee for Diversity Initiatives and the Advisory Committee for Diversity at the University.
At a national level she is co-chair of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE), Persons with Disability Caucus and a member on the Editorial Board of CASWE’s journal, the Canadian Social Work Review. Judy was its co-editor/Anglophone editor from 2013 to 2016.
Judy MacDonald and Kendra Nixon, «Neo-Liberal Agenda and New Managerialism’s Impact on Social Work Education: Introduction», Canadian Social Work Review, vol. 33, no. 1 (2016): 107-110. Read
Judy MacDonald, Irene Carter, Roy Hanes, Suzanne McMurphy and Stephanie Skinner, «Disability and Social Work Education in the United Kingdom», Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, vol. 3, no. 3 (2014): 53-82. Read
Melissa Myers, Judy E. MacDonald, Sarah Jacquard and Matthew Mcneil, «(dis)Ability and postsecondary education: One woman’s experiences», Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, vol. 27, no. 1 (2014): 73-87. Read
Irene Carter, Roy Hanes and Judy MacDonald, «From the editors», Professional Development: International Journal of Social Work Education, vol. 17, no. 2 (2014): 3-5. Read
Roy Hanes, Irene Carter, Judy MacDonald, Suzanne McMurphy and Stephanie Skinner, «Exploring Social Work and Disability in U.S. Schools of Social Work», Professional Development: International Journal of Social Work Education, vol. 17, no. 2 (2014): 5-28. Read
Irene Carter, Roy Hanes and Judy MacDonald [in alphabetical order], «Trials and Tribulations of the Persons with Disability Caucus of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education», Canadian Disabilities Studies Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (2012): 109-142. Read