Leigh Chapman

Leigh Chapman is a Registered Nurse with a PhD from the University of Toronto’s Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. For her doctoral thesis, Leigh explored competency assessment processes and practices of clinicians in an academic hospital. Leigh previously held positions in clinical practice, academia, research, regulation, professional practice and administration. Leigh is an advocate for issues related to social justice, harm reduction and critical drug policy. She is one of the co-founders and volunteer coordinators of the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society and unsanctioned overdose prevention site which operated in Moss Park from August 2017 through July 2018. Leigh is also a Registered Nurse at the Regent Park Community Health Centre’s Consumption and Treatment Service; Secretary of the Harm Reduction Nurses Association and is a Senior Advisor to the Social Medicine program at the University Health Network.


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