Alison McIntosh is a research manager at Parkland Institute. She has a BA in Human Geography from the University of Alberta, and a MA in Geography from Simon Fraser University. Her master’s thesis was part of a SSHRC-funded, community-based research project about the role that harm reduction service providers play in supporting food security for low-income people living with HIV who use drugs. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Critical Public Health, and Health & Place, as well as in a recent book, Social Development Research to Promote Inclusion in Canadian Cities. In her work with Parkland, Alison’s portfolio covers health and social policy, including long-term care work, and basic income policy.