Kathleen O’Grady is a writer, editor and political and media strategist living in Ottawa, Canada. She is a Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University and the author and editor of numerous books and articles on health policy, women’s and cultural issues.
She is the Founding Director of QUOI Media Group, specializing in political, policy and media research and strategy consulting. She has written and edited speeches, Op-Eds, policy briefs, strategy documents, literature reviews and research papers for politicians, think tanks, academics and artists. Her client list includes the Senate of Canada, a number of Ottawa-based think tanks, universities in Canada and the U.S., politicians and non-profit organizations.
Her book publications include, Making Evidence Matter in Canadian Health Policy (CIHR); Canadian Health Policy in the News (CIHR); Sweet Secrets (Sumach); French Feminism and Religion (Routledge); Religion in French Feminist Thought (Routledge) and Bodies, Lives, Voices (Sheffield). She has also authored children’s fiction, including First Words: Patti Kay’s Dreamworks (Bayeux).
Her writings on health, sexuality, and women’s and cultural issues have appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers in North America, including: The Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette and more. She was previously the managing editor of EvidenceNetwork.ca (2011-2018).
Kathleen has been educated in the field of religion and culture at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, and the University of Cambridge, UK. She lectured in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary and WLU. She was a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar and a former Bank of Montréal Visiting Scholar at the University of Ottawa.
She is a volunteer editor with Wikipedia, Canada Project and on the advisory committee for the Strongest Families Institute. She was previously on the board for Girls Action Foundation.