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.