Who I am

Heart to Heart 

Rab­ble-rouser, com­mu­ni­ty builder, inno­va­tor, moth­er, birth work­er, health researcher in Lon­don, Ontario.

My clos­et col­league and I work hard to bring this train­ing to our com­mu­ni­ty annu­al­ly and many peo­ple opt to take it more than once. I can’t empha­size how impor­tant this train­ing is– and how it has helped me grow as a prac­ti­tion­er. Run­ning a trau­ma informed prac­tice is a base­line skill for doulas… And we all have plen­ty of room to grow in our prac­tices. I real­ly think this work­shop should be required, and that Jodi should be rec­og­nized for the rock star she is.

~ Christy Hall, full-spec­trum doula, Met­ta Lin­eage, Doulas, Port­land, OR


Teaching circle

Formal Education

  • PhD in Health and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Sci­ences — Health Pro­fes­sion­al Edu­ca­tion, from The Uni­ver­si­ty of West­ern Ontario
  • Com­bined Hon­ours Soci­ol­o­gy and Women’s Stud­ies, The Uni­ver­si­ty of
    West­ern Ontario
  • Cer­tifi­cate in Cri­sis Inter­ven­tion, Fan­shawe Col­lege
  • Pre­vi­ous DONA cer­ti­fied doula and child­birth edu­ca­tor

Current work

  • Full-time Col­lege pro­fes­sor, Fan­shawe Col­lege, and Adjunct Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­si­ty of West­ern Ontario
  • Co-founder, and clin­ic coor­di­na­tor at Shar­ing Spaces Lon­don
  • Founder, Own­er, and Work­shop Leader at A Safe Pas­sage Advanced Prac­ti­tion­er Train­ing
  • Speak­ing engage­ments and con­sul­ta­tions

Past involvements

  • Was employed in both res­i­den­tial and clin­i­cal set­tings as a full-time woman abuse coun­sel­lor, pro­vid­ing coun­selling to women who have been abused, as well as facil­i­tat­ing groups for women whose chil­dren have been exposed to their abuse.

Relevant Publications

  1. Donelle, L., Hall, J., & Ben­bow, S. (in press). A case study of the health lit­er­a­cy of a crim­i­nal­ized woman. Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal of Health Pro­mo­tion and Edu­ca­tion.
  1. Donelle, L. & Hall, J. (in press). A pilot inves­ti­ga­tion of health lit­er­a­cy and health pro­mo­tion with women in con­flict with the law. Social Work and Health.
  1. Khalili, H., Hall, J., & Delu­ca, S. (2014). A his­tor­i­cal analy­sis of pro­fes­sion­al­ism in West­ern soci­eties: Impli­ca­tions for inter­pro­fes­sion­al edu­ca­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tive prac­tice. Jour­nal of Inter­pro­fes­sion­al Care, 1–6.
  1. Berman, H., Mason, R., Hall, J., Rodgers, S., & Classen, C. et al. (2014). Labor­ing to moth­er in the con­text of past trau­ma: A fem­i­nist ground­ed the­o­ry study about the tran­si­tion to moth­er­hood. Qual­i­ta­tive Health Research, 1–12.
  1. Ben­bow, S., Hall, J., Heard, K., & Donelle. L. (2013). Researchers’ expe­ri­ences of data col­lec­tion in an incar­cer­at­ed set­ting with crim­i­nal­ized women. Cana­di­an Jour­nal of Nurs­ing Research, 45(3), 80–91.

Published book Chapters

  1. Hall, J. (2015). Teach­ing the (inti­mate) body: Bring­ing ‘body talk’ into med­ical edu­ca­tion. In B. Green & N. Hop­wood (Eds.) Body/Practice: The Body in Pro­fes­sion­al Prac­tice, Learn­ing and Edu­ca­tion, Springer Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny.
  1. Hall, J. (2013). Abuse in preg­nan­cy. In S.J. Judd (Ed.), Domes­tic Vio­lence Source­book – Health Ref­er­ence Series (4th Ed) (pp. 235–243), Detroit, MI: Omn­i­graph­ics.
  2. Hall. J. (2013). Inter­ven­tion by health­care providers. In S.J. Judd (Ed.), Domes­tic Vio­lence Source­book – Health Ref­er­ence Series (4th Ed) (pp. 449–464), Detroit, MI: Omn­i­graph­ics.