Chantal Robillard, Ph.D.
Associate Researcher, Coordinator, Research Chair on Gambling
Affiliate professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University
Dr. Chantal Robillard is a Medical Anthropologist with additional training in Sexology, Transcultural Psychiatry and Global Health. Her recent research has been focusing on the ethnography and phenomenology of gambling (play and flow experience), on the establishment of significant relationships, the construction of gender and eroticism in online games, as well as on the digitalization of health practices. She has done extensive research on the production of health inequities affecting marginalized populations such as women in the sex industry, migrant workers, urban Aboriginal populations, and people suffering from mental illnesses and comorbid conditions such as addictions.
Dr. Robillard joined the Research Chair on Gambling in 2013 as its coordinator and associate researcher. She is also an affiliate professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Concordia University) and adjunct professor at the Department of Sexology (UQAM). She is currently directing the CIBRG project, as well as the Internet and Health network of the Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec. She is one of the co-founding member of the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Health Committee (MUAHC).
She has published in the field of gambling, gender-based analysis of health inequities and mental health in journals such as Journal of Addictive Behaviors; Canadian Journal of Public Health; Social Science and Medicine; Culture, Health and Sexuality and Drogues, Santé et Société.