Degree : BAA, MHSc, PhD, PDt
Ann Fox is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Nutrition at St. Francis Xavier University on the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people. 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, where she also completed a PhD in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Ann is a graduate of the University of Toronto 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, clinical and academic 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, and advocacy for enhanced access to these services within communities. Ann served as the director of the Tri-Hospital Diabetes Education Centre (TriDEC) in Toronto where she was involved in local, provincial, and national strategies to address diabetes.
As a member of the Pan-Canadian Public Health Nutrition Task Force, Ann played a key role in establishing competencies and education materials to promote public health nutrition practice in Canada. She has worked with colleagues in Australia and Scandinavia to advance public health nutrition workforce development.
Prior to joining StFX, Ann was the director of the Master of Public Health Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, and the graduate coordinator for the MPH degree program, at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto).
Ann aims to be a community ally and is committed to working towards reconciliation in the classroom, community and dietetics profession, and respects the knowledge and experience of Mi’kmaw leaders in guiding these practices.