Jamie Baxter

Associate Professor

Research Interests

I am a social scientist interested in a variety of topics including: environmental risks from hazards, community responses to technological hazards, environmental inequities, environment and health, geography of health, noxious facility siting, and methodology.

Publications (past 7 years)

Refereed Journals

Laferriere, K. Crighton, E. Baxter, J. Lemyre, L. Masuda, J. and Ursitti, F. (2014) Environmental health risks in Ontario, Canada: Results of a survey on concerns and protective actions of new mothers, Journal of Risk Research

Walker, C., Baxter, J. and Ouellette, D. (2014) Beyond rhetoric to understanding asymmetrical impacts of wind turbine conflict in two Ontario, Canada communities, Environment and Planning A, 46(3): 730-45

Mkandawire, P., Luginaah, I. and Baxter, J. (2014) Growing up alone: Vulnerability
of orphans to HIV/AIDS in Northern Malawi, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 39(1): 128-39.

 Baxter, J., Morzaria, R., and Hirsch, R. (2013) A case-control study of support/opposition to wind turbines: Perceptions of health risk, economic benefits, and community conflict, Energy Policy 61: 931-943

Crighton E., Brown, C., Baxter, J., Lemyre, L., Masuda, J. and Ursitti, F. (2013) Perceptions and experiences of environmental health risks among new mothers: A qualitative study in Ontario, Canada, Health Risk and Society 15(4): 295-312

Deacon, L. and Baxter, J. (2013) No Opportunity to Say No: A case study of procedural environmental injustice in Canada, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 56(5): 607-23

Gibson-Wood, H., Wakefield, S., Vanderlinden, L., Bienefeld, M., Cole, D., Baxter, J. and Jermyn, L. (2012) "A drop of water in the pool": information and engagement of linguistic communities around a municipal pesticide bylaw to protect the public's health, Critical Public Health 22(3): 341-53

Larock, S. and Baxter, J. (2013) Local facility hazard risk controversy and non-local hazard risk perception, Journal of Risk Research 16(6): 713-732

Hirsch, R. and Baxter, J. (2011) Context, cultural bias, and health risk perception: The 'everyday' nature of pesticide policy preferences in London, Calgary, and Halifax, Risk Analysis 31(5): 874-65

Atari, O., Luginaah, I. and Baxter, J. (2011) "This is the mess that we are living in’’: residents everyday life experiences of living in a stigmatized community, GeoJournal 76(5): 483-500

Wakefield, S. and Baxter, J. (2010) Linking health inequality and environmental justice: Articulating a precautionary framework for research and action, Environmental Justice 3(3): 95-102

Masuda, J., Baxter, J. and Poland, B. (2010) Reaching for environmental health justice: Canadian experiences for a comprehensive research, policy and advocacy agenda in health promotion, Health Promotion International 25(4): 453-463

Hirsch, R., Baxter, J. and Brown, C. (2010) The importance of skillful community leaders, Understanding municipal pesticide policy change in Calgary and Halifax, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 53(6): 743-757

Baxter, J. (2010) Case Studies in Hay, I. (Ed.) Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography (3rd Ed.) London: Oxford University Press.

Baxter, J. (2009) 'Risk Perception: A Quantitative Investigation of the Insider/Outsider Dimension of Cultural Theory and Place' Journal of Risk Research 12(6): 771-91

Hirsch, R. and Baxter, J. (2009) The look of the lawn: Pesticide policy-preference and health risk perception in context, Environment and Planning C 27(3), 468-490

Chapters in Books

Baxter, J. (2011) 'Reassessing the voluntary facility siting processes for a hazardous waste facility in Alberta, Canada 15 years later' in Facility Siting in the Asia-Pacific: Perspectives on Knowledge Production and Application ed T. Fung, H. Lesbirel and K. Lam (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press)

Baxter, J. (2010) 'Case Studies' in Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography (3rd Ed.) ed I. Hay (London: Oxford University Press)

Baxter, J. (2009) 'Interviewing' in Encyclopedia of Geography ed B. Warf (Newbury Park: Sage)

Baxter, J. (2009) 'Content Analysis' in International Encyclopedia of Human Geography ed R. Kitchin and N. Thrift, N (Oxford: Elsevier) 1: 275-280

Deacon, L. and Baxter, J. (2009) 'Framing Environmental Inequity in Canada: A Content Analysis of Daily Print News Media' in Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada ed J. Agyeman and R. Haluza-DeLay (Vancouver: UBC Press)

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students Year Title
D. Babicki (Co-tutelle) Current TBA
A. Manning Current TBA
M. McMorris Current TBA
Y. Rollins Current Comparative Analysis of Waste Management Policy
C. Walker Current Wind Turbine Risks and Politics in Canada
L. Deacon 2010 Environmental Justice in Canada: A Media and Case-Study Analysis
R. Hirsch 2010 Pesticide Policy Preference and Risk Perception in Canada: A Case Comparison in the Neighbourhood Context
D. Stiller 2002 Overcoming benign neglect: The evolution of federal and Montana policies toward abandoned hardrock mines and the environment
University of Calgary
MA Students Year Title
J. Bayne Current TBA
S. Da Rosa Holmes
Current TBA
C. Warring Current TBA
C. Walker 2012 Perceptions of Wind Turbine Risks in Ontario
S. Larock 2009 Risk-in-context: The impact of a local land use dispute on perceptions of technological risk
N. Bhoi 2008 Environmental Justice in Five Major Canadian Cities
C. Brown 2005 Urban pesticide use risk perception and policy
S. van Rheenen 2004 The effectiveness of Brownfield a committee for hazard risk minimization
University of Calgary
K. Greenlaw 2001 Understanding views and opinions of risk: A comparative analysis of Fort Assinibione, Barrhead, and Kinuso Alberta
University of Calgary
D. Lee 1999 Understanding views of risk: A case study of Swan Hills Alberta
University of Calgary
MSc Students Year Title

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Courses Taught

  • GEO 2152 - Geography of Hazards
  • GEO 3432 - Environmental Hazards & Human Health
  • GEO 9108 - Qualitative Methods in Social Geography