B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Tenured, Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan

Published  – Refereed Papers

Isobel Findlay, Marie Lovrod, Elizabeth Quinlan, Ulrich Teucher. 2015. Building community engagement through scholarship: Three case studies. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Learning. 1 (1). 33-50.

Roanne Thomas & Elizabeth Quinlan. 2014.Teaching and Learning Focus Group Facilitation: An Encounter with Experiential Learning in a Graduate Sociology Classroom. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 7 (1). 1-15.

Elizabeth Quinlan*, Roanne Thomas, Shahid Ahmed, Pam Fichtner, Linda McMullen & Janice Block. 2014. The Aesthetic Rationality of the Popular Expressive Arts: Lifeworld Communication Among Breast Cancer Survivors Living with Lymphedema. Social Theory and Health, 12(3), 291-312.

Thomas, R., Quinlan, E., Kowalski, K., Spriggs, P., Hamoline, R. 2014. Insights from an Iyengar yoga program for women with disability after breast cancer. Holistic Nursing Practice, 28 (6). 253-261.

Quinlan, E., Robertson, S., Miller, N., & Robertson-Boersma, D. 2014. Interventions to reduce bullying in health care organizations: A scoping review. Health Service Management Research. 27 (1). 33-44.

Elizabeth Quinlan*, Roanne Thomas, Thomas Hack, Winkle Kwan, Sue Tatemichi, Anna Towers, Andrea Tilley, Baukje Miedema. 2014. Lymphedema Trajectories Among Breast Cancer Survivors. Journal of Lympheodema, 9 (1). 12-19.

Ann-Marie Urban* & Elizabeth Quinlan. 2014. Not for the Faint of Heart: Insider and outsider shadowing experiences within Canadian health care organizations. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 9 (1). 47-65.

Elizabeth Quinlan. 2014. Hugh Lukin Robinson (1916-2012). Labour/LeTravail, 73. 11-22.

Donna Goodridge*, Elizabeth Quinlan, Rosemary Venne, Paulette Hunter and Doug Surtees. 2013. Planning for Future Serious Illness by the General Public: A population-based survey.   ISRN Family Medicine. Article ID 483673, 8 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/483673.

Kathy Bischoping* & Elizabeth Quinlan. May/June, 2013. Health and Safety Issues in Precarious Cultural Work. E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, 2 (2). 1-25. http://adapt.it/EJCLS/index.php/ejcls_adapt/article/view/97/151

Elizabeth Quinlan* & Susan Robertson. 2013. The Communicative Power of Nurse Practitioners in Multi-Disciplinary Primary Health Care Teams. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 25(2): 91–102.

Baukje Miedema*, Ryan Hamilton, Sue Tatemichi, Roanne Thomas-MacLean, Thomas Hack, Elizabeth Quinlan, Anna Towers, Andrea Tilley, & Winkle Kwan. 2011. Do Breast Cancer Survivors’ post-surgery Difficulties with Recreational Activities Persist Over Time? Journal of Breast Cancer Survivorship, 5: 405-412.

Andrea Quinlan*, Elizabeth Quinlan, & Desiree Nelson. 2011. Performing Actor-Network Theory in the Post-Secondary Classroom. International Journal of Actor Network Theory and Technology Innovation, 3(4): 1-10.   http://www.igi-global.com/article/performing-actor-network-theory-post/60410

Elizabeth Quinlan. 2011. Contemporary Challenges to Caring Labour and Time-Honoured Transformative Tools. Just Labour,17 & 18: 83-104.

Elizabeth Quinlan*, Roanne Thomas-MacLean, Thomas Hack, Winkle Kwan, Sue Tatemichi, Anna Towers, Andrea Tilley, 2011. Breast Cancer Survivorship & Work Disability. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 22 (1): 18-27. IF 0.644

Rita Hamoline*, Roanne Thomas-MacLean, Elizabeth Quinlan, Vivian Ramsden, Jennifer Kuzmicz. 2010. Discussing mentorship: An ongoing study for the development of a mentorship program in Saskatchewan. Canadian family physician / Médecin de famille canadien 56(7): 263-272.

Curtis Fogel*, Andrea Quinlan, Elizabeth Quinlan, Qianru She, 2010. Ethical Issues of Socio-Historical Archival Research: A short skit. Research Ethics Review, 6 (3): 90-93.

Elizabeth Quinlan* & Andrea Quinlan, 2010. Representations of Rape: Transcending Methodological Divides. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 4 (2): 127-143. IF 2.091

Roanne Thomas-MacLean*, Paul Spriggs, Elizabeth Quinlan, Anna Towers, Thomas F. Hack, Sue Tatemichi, Baukje Miedema, Winkle Kwan, Andrea Tilley. 2010. Arm Morbidity and Disability: Reporting the Current Status from Canada. Journal of Lymphoedema, 5 (2): 33-38.

Elizabeth Quinlan, Joanne Horsley, Allyson Clarke. From Outrage to Action: Countering the Institutional Response to Sexualized Violence on University Campuses. Canadian Women’s Studies Journal. 28 (1). 46-55.

Andrea Quinlan, Elizabeth Quinlan, Curtis Fogel. DNA Analysis in Canadian Legal Cases of Sexual Assault: Friend or Foe? Canadian Women’s Studies Journal. 28 (1). 98-107.

Elizabeth Quinlan & Susan Robertson. Modeling dimensions of ‘the social’ in knowledge teams: An operationalization of Habermas’s theory of communicative action. Sociological Research Online, 15 (3). 11. http://www.socresonline.org.uk/15/3/11.html

Elizabeth Quinlan & Susan Robertson. Mutual Understanding within Multi-Disciplinary Primary Health Care Teams. The Journal of Inter-Professional Care, 24, (5). 565-578.

Elizabeth Quinlan. New action research techniques: Using participatory theatre with health care workers. Action Research, 8 (2). 117-133.

Elizabeth Quinlan. The actualities of knowledge work: An institutional ethnography of multi-disciplinary primary health care teamsSociology of Health and Illness, 31 (5).  pp. 625-641.

Elizabeth Quinlan & Wendy Duggleby.  (2009).  Breaking
the 4th wall: Using participatory theatre to investigate and foster
hope among family caregivers of people with dementia. 
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 4 (4).  207-219.

Elizabeth Quinlan, Roanne Thomas-MacLean, Thomas Hack, Winkle Kwan, Baukje Miedema, Sue Tatemichi, Anna Towers & Andrea Tilley. (2009).  The impact of breast cancer among Canadian women:  Disability and productivity. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 34 (3). 285-296.

Roanne Thomas-MacLean, R.L., Anna Towers, Elizabeth Quinlan, Tom Hack, Winkle Kwan, Bo Miedema, Andrea Tilley, & Paul Graham (2009). “This is a kind of betrayal”: A qualitative study of disability after breast cancer. Current Oncology, 16 (3), 26-32.

Elizabeth Quinlan. Conspicuous invisibility: Shadowing as a data collection strategy.  Qualitative Inquiry, 14 (8).  pp. 1480-1499.

Elizabeth Quinlan. Women’s job-related training in Canada: Returns to human capital investments.  International Journal of Lifelong Education,  27 (1) pp. 71-92.

Elizabeth Quinlan. Training in the gendered labour market: New realities, requirements, and rewards for Canadian women.  Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, 31 (1) pp. 3-16.

Lenora Wiebe, Elizabeth Quinlan, & Beverly Dent.  Shit, stress, and sacrifice: The lived experiences of women’s cross-generational care-giving.  Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, 27 (2) pp. 57-63.

Elizabeth Quinlan. Mathematics and engineering programs in Canadian universities.  Education Quarterly Review, 4 (4) pp. 49-50.

Papers Published In Non-Refereed Journals

Elizabeth Quinlan. (March/April 2014).   Bargaining Tables & Kitchen Tables. Our Times, 37-41.

Ling Ma, James Popham, Lori Senkus, Oxana Solovyeva, Roisin Unsworth, Elizabeth Quinlan* 2011. Hitting the Archives With Our Historical Sociology Assignment,” Mirabilia: University of Saskatchewan’s Cultural Web Magazine. p. 1-2. http://library2.usask.ca/cultural/node/38

Published – Books

Fogel, Curtis, Quinlan, Elizabeth & Quinlan, Andrea. 2013. (Eds). Imaginative Inquiry: Innovative Approaches to Interdisciplinary Research. Academica Press Inc. pp. 182. ISBN: 978-1-936320- 43-1.

Quinlan, Elizabeth, 2004. Gendered Determinants of Job-related Training Participation in Canada. Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan, pp. 305, [Doctoral thesis].

Quinlan, Elizabeth, 1997. Women’s Participation in Canadian University Mathematics Programs. Toronto: University of Toronto, pp. 72, [Masters thesis].

Published – Book Chapters


Turvey, R.,Elizabeth Quinlan, Fogel, C., & Quinlan, A. 2013. “Interdisciplinary Imaginative Inquiry.” In Curtis Fogel, Elizabeth Quinlan, & Andrea Quinlan (eds), Imaginative Inquiry: Innovative Approaches to Interdisciplinary Research Academica Press: Palo Alto, CA., pp. 1-7.


Speaking Truth to Power book cover smallElizabeth Quinlan & Qianru She. Women Still Denied Equality in the Workplace. In Trish Hennessy & Ed Finn (eds.), Speaking Truth to Power: A Reader on Canadian Women’s Inequality. Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, pp. 69-76.

Glenis Joyce & Elizabeth QuinlanOffside: Hockey and gender equity at the University of Saskatchewan.  In Janice Newson & Claire Polster (eds.),  Academic Callings: The University We Have Had, Now Have and Could Have. Toronto: Between the Lines.


Health Illness and Health Care book cover smallElizabeth Quinlan & Harley Dickinson. The emerging public health system in Canada.  In Harley Dickinson and Bolaria Singh. (Eds.), Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada, 4th edition.  Toronto: Harcourt.  pp. 42-55.

Training book coverLarry Haiven & Elizabeth Quinlan.
Training and re-training health workers amid health care restructuring,
downsizing, and rationalization: The case of health care aides,
in Marjorie Cohen. (Ed.), Training the excluded for work: Access and equity for women, immigrants, First Nations, youth and people with low income. Vancouver: UBC Press.


Elizabeth Quinlan, 2003.Training and Re-Training Health Workers amid Health Care Restructuring, Downsizing, and Rationalization: The Case of Health Care Aides.” In Marjorie Cohen. (ed.), Training the Excluded for Work: Access and Equity for Women, Immigrants, First Nations, Youth and People with Low Income. Vancouver: UBC Press, pp.124-144.

Book Reviews


Elizabeth Quinlan. Review of Ariel Ducey’s ‘Never Good Enough: Health Care Workers and the False Promise of Job Training’. Global Labour Journal, 1 (2). 298-300.


Elizabeth Quinlan. Review of B. Grzetic’s ‘Women Fishes These Days’.  Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology On-Line Book Reviews. 

Other Publications

Elizabeth Quinlan*, Ally Clarke, & Natasha Miller. 2013. “Coordinating and Enhancing Care and Advocacy for Sexual Assault Survivors: New Collaborations and New Approaches.” Community-University Institute for Social Research. 28 pages.

Beth Bilson, Susan Robertson*, Elizabeth Quinlan. October 2013. “Women and the Legal Profession in Saskatchewan: National and Historical Comparisons” A Report to the Law Society of Saskatchewan, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch and The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan.

Elizabeth Quinlan* & Susan Robertson 2012. “Report to Saskatoon Civic Middle Management Association.” 22 pages.

Elizabeth Quinlan, 1999. “Saskatchewan’s New Provincial Training Allowance.” Saskatchewan Labour Force Development Board.

Virginia Hamilton & Elizabeth Quinlan. Review of the evaluation of Ottawa’s Drug Treatment Court Program.  Ottawa Rideauwood Addiction Family Service.

Elizabeth Quinlan. The role of the NP in Saskatchewan’s new multi-disciplinary primary health care teams.   The Nurse Practitioner.  Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association.

Elizabeth Quinlan.  Additional hours law – A gender-friendly policy.  Star Phoenix.

Elizabeth Quinlan.  Saskatchewan’s new provincial training allowance. Saskatchewan Labour Force Development Board.

Elizabeth Quinlan.  Saskatchewan’s training strategy.  Briarpatch  20 (6).



Hope in Action video coverBill Nixon,  (producer), Wendy Duggleby & Elizabeth Quinlan, (content specialists).  Hope in action. Video 18 min. Saskatoon, SK: University of Saskatchewan Education Media Access Program. Funded by the Saskatchewan Alzheimer’s Society.

Video cover courtesy of College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan

+ Living with Hope website


About Me
"Quinlan speaks to the media about campus sexual assault in The Ubyssey's article 'Policy, protocol and political will: how universities can responsibly respond to sexual assault.' Read more

The vision guiding my research program is to promote meaningful dignified work as essential to health and wellness.

My commitment to the fair, equitable treatment and rewards for workers has been the catalyst for my scholarship.

I employ the creative arts to reach wider audiences with research results and enhance research participants’ expressive powers.

My research is endowed with a gender-based analysis strengthened by my formal associate affiliation with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at University of Saskatchewan.