Amanda Brazil

Research Scientist


Amanda joined the CHCR team in 2019 and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education (University of Prince Edward Island), a Master of Arts in Adult Education (Mount Saint Vincent University) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Psychology (Mount Saint Vincent University).

Before joining the centre, Amanda worked as the Director of Programs and Policy at the Canadian Mental Health Association PEI and worked as a Project Manager for Correctional Service of Canada: Addictions Research Canada.

She currently is an Associate Researcher with FIREWELL (Firefighter Illness Remediation Enterprise – Work accommodations for Enabled Life and Livelihood) and an Adjunct Scholar with the Department of Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Works

  • Brazil, A. (2019). Stories from the hall: Making the case for supporting volunteer firefighter mental health through their own words. Presented at Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs – Fire Rescue Canada 2019 conference, Calgary, AB, September 15, 2019.
  • Brazil, A. (2019). Everyone goes home: Exploring the implicit learning of critical incidents in the volunteer fire service. Doctoral thesis, University of Prince Edward Island.
  • Brazil, A. (2018). Family and fire: Conducting insider research where the field is home. Presented at the University of Prince Edward Island Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference: Voice and Reflexivity, Charlottetown, PE, August 10, 2018.
  • Gouthro, P., Taber, N., Brazil, A. (2017). Universities as inclusive learning organizations for women. The Learning Organization: The International Journal of Critical Studies on Organizational Learning, 25(3) doi: org/10.1108/TLO-05-2017-0049
  • Brazil, A. (2017). Exploring critical incidents and post-exposure management in a volunteer fire service. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, (26)3.
  • Brazil, A. (2016). Exploring critical incidents and post-exposure management in a volunteer fire service. Paper presented at the Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Calgary, AB, June 2016.
  • Matheson, F., Brazil, A., & Forrester, P. (2015). After prison: Managing re-integration, mental health and desistance from offending. In R. Sheehan & J. Ogloff (Eds.), Working within the forensic paradigm: Cross-discipline approaches for policy and practice (pp. 243-258).Oxon, UK: Taylor & Francis Books.
  • Matheson, F., Brazil, A. Doherty, S. & Forrester, P. (2015). A call for help: Women offenders’ reflections on trauma care. Women and Criminal Justice. 25(4), 241-255. doi:10.1080/08974454.2014.909760