Leah Douglas, PhD, MSW, BSW, BA

PUBLICATIONS (née Malowaniec):

Douglas, L. (2007). Deconstructing the Anti-Drug Strategy. Perspectives, 29(4), 4-5.

Douglas, L. (2007). “Re: National Anti-Drug Strategy”. Media release available at http://www.bcasw.org/Content/News and Media/News Archive.asp?ItemID=39934

Douglas, L. (2007). “Federal Government has Ethical Obligation to Provide a Permanent Exemption for Safe Injection Site”, say Social Workers. Media release available at 
http://www.bcasw.org/Content/News and Media/News Archive.asp?ItemID=39730

Douglas, L. (2007). Support, Respect and Compassion: Sex workers need access to safe, non-judgmental services. Perspectives, 29(1), 8-11.

Douglas, L. (2007). Housing First: Harm reduction housing offers hope and promise for the ‘hard to house’. Perspectives, 29(1), 14-15.

Douglas, L. (2007). Editorial: Well accepted or hotly contentious, harm reduction stimulates debate. Perspectives, 29(1), 7.

Petty, M & Douglas, L. (2007). Elderly, Alcoholic and Alone: Can I protect my client from her harmful behaviours? Perspectives, 29(1), 20.

Wolinksy, T & Douglas, L. (2007). When Abstinence Isn’t an Option: Harm reduction is rooted in reality for substance using pregnant women. Perspectives, 29(1), 12-13.

Malowaniec, L. (2004). Determining Community Attitudes and Concerns with respect to the Establishment of Safer Injection Facilities in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Doctoral Dissertation, McGill University, Montréal, QC.

Malowaniec, L. & Rowe, W. (2003). Safer injection sites: implications for social workers. Chapter in Responding to the oppression of addiction: Canadian social work responses. Haworth Press.

Malowaniec, L. & Rowe, W. (2003). Safer Injection Rooms: Community And Social Implications for Canadians. Canadian Social Work.


Douglas, L. (2009). Opportunities and Barriers to Working with Drug Users in a Hospital Setting. Social Work In-service session, Surrey Memorial Hospital: Surrey BC.

Douglas, L. & Secord, S. (2006). Stages of change, Ambivalence, and Youth: Opportunities for Relationships in Health Care Settings. Psychiatry In-service session, Surrey Memorial Hospital: Surrey BC.

Secord, S. & Douglas, L. (2006). Harm reduction in an acute care hospital: One-size-does-not fit-all. Poster presented at the International Harm Reduction Conference: Vancouver, BC.

Malowaniec, L. (2004/05). Domestic Violence: the Nursing Role. Eight session series presented to St. Paul’s Hospital Maternity and student RNs: Vancouver, BC.

Malowaniec, L. (2003). Mentoring and the Canadian Health Network: Opportunities for Change. Presented at the Canadian Health Network @ Health Canada Information and Content Specialist Forum: Ottawa, ON.


2010        Women’s Health Research Network Seed Grant
2009        UNAIDS Contract: Development of Options for Proposed Scope and Methodologies 
                 for Research on the Impact of the Criminal Laws in the Context of HIV (Team)
2006        Fraser Health Mental Health & Addiction Prevention Grant (Team)
2006        BC Mental Health & Addictions Research Network Scholarship

Member (in good standing) of the British Columbia Association of Social Workers
(BCASW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)

Designated RSW with the Board of Registration for Social Workers (BRSW)


-Associate of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform                    (2009 – present) 
 and Criminal Justice  
-Research Advisor for UFV Aid to Small University                                       (2009 – present) 
-Professional Studies Learning Exchange Committee                                    (2009 – present)
-Reviewer for McGraw Hill: Interpersonal Communication: The
 Whole Story                                                                                                   (2009)
-Special Guest Editor, Perspectives Journal                                                  (2007)
-Chair, Addiction Committee, BC Association of Social Workers                   (2006-2007)

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