Prof. Joy Fitzgibbon

Acting Director International Relations Program; Assistant Professor; Instructor, TRN136Y1 Canadian Health Policy in the Global Context; TRN151Y1 Global Governance;
Fellow of the College
Gerald Larkin Building: 15 Devonshire Pl, 3rd Floor, Room 321
Tel: 416-946-8035  68035

BA (Political Science), University of Toronto, 1995

PhD (Political Science), University of Toronto, 2006

Joy Fitzgibbon received her PhD from the University of Toronto. She currently serves as Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program at Trinity College and is a Fellow of College. Joy’s research considers the ways in which we respond more effectively and compassionately to human suffering in the hardest of places, focusing on solutions to governance dilemmas in global health policy and on violence against women in conflict zones. In the Trinity One program, she is exploring new modalities of pedagogy that enable us to learn, live and serve our communities in integrated and sustainable ways. A recipient of a joint Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada/ Canada Health Services Research Foundation Grant for her doctoral research on Harvard’s Partners in Health and its policy advocacy at the World Health Organization, she is also the co-author of Networks of Knowledge (University of Toronto Press) with Janice Stein, Richard Stren and Melissa MacLean. She has served as a governance and policy advisor on the board of Food for the Hungry Canada, lectured as faculty in the International Paediatric Emergency Medicine Elective and in the Canadian Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program and submitted policy reports the then Canadian Centre for Arms Control and Disarmament and the Canadian International Development Agency (with Janice Stein). She served on the University of Toronto’s Academic Board, and currently serves at Trinity College on the Senate, as Chair of the Senior Common Room and is a Senior Fellow at the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History.


Prof. Joy Fitzgibbon