Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Administrative Title: Program Coordinator, Social Work; Department of Child Studies and Social Work
Areas of Instruction
Community Development, Fundamentals of Professional Communication, Practicum
PhD, University of Calgary
MSW., Carleton University
BSW., Ryerson University
- Community-based research
- Scholarship of teaching and learning
- Point of Care Testing for HIV in Canada
- GLBTQ populations
- Gay men’s wellness
- Labour force participation for people living with HIV
- HIV and housing
- Developing reflexivity among social work and clinical health trainees
Research and Scholarly Projects
Worthington, C., O' Brien, K., Zack, E., McKee, E., & Oliver, B. (2012). Enhancing Labour Force Participation for People Living with HIV: A Multi-Perspective Summary of the Research Evidence. AIDS and Behaviour, 16(1), 231–243.
Goitom, M., Chalmers, D., & Oliver, B. (2015, November 12). Reflexivity in The field: Preliminary results from a collaborative scholarship of teaching and learning study exploring the use of reflexive photography in field education. Presented at 2015 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, (Banff, Alberta)
Oliver, B., Worthington, C., & Porch, W. (2015, May 2). The benefits and challenges of vocational rehabilitation services in assisting people living with HIV to work successfully: Implications for community practice,. In the 24th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (Toronto, ON).
Oliver, B., Chalmers, D., & Goitom, M. (2014, November). Grounded theory and the scholarship of teaching and learning: Methodology that responds to theoretical and practice demands. Presented at The 2014 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Banff, Alberta).
Goitom, M., Chalmers, D., & Oliver, B. (2014, May). Developing reflective/reflexive practice in social work field education: Curriculum that addresses and responds to theoretical and practice demands. Presented at York University Teaching in Focus 2014 Conference: Education, Innovation and Transformation (Toronto, Ontario).
Oliver, B. (2014, May 2). Work in Progress: Structural factors that shape successful employment trajectories for people living with HIV in Canada. In Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (St John's Newfoundland).
Cameron, D., Cockburn, L., Landy, R., Nixon, S., Robrigado, K., Oliver, B., O'Hearn, S., O'Brien, K., Cameron , C., & Baxter, L. (2014, May). A scoping study on teaching reflexivity: Recommendations for occupational therapy. Presented at Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference (Fredericton, NB).
Oliver, B. (2014, April 4). Exploring the Challenges and Facilitators of Labour Force Participation for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Canada. Presented at University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work 6th Annual Research Symposium (Calgary).