Angela Underhill
Angela Underhill
Department of Sexuality, Marriage, & Family Studies

Angela Underhill is currently on a leave of absence.


MSc, University of Guelph

BA, University of Waterloo


SH 2215

I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate working under the supervision of Dr. Carla Rice (Canada Research Chair in Care, Gender, and Relationships) in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph, Canada. I am also a research associate at Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice at the University of Guelph, Canada and the Interim Research Manager for the Women and HIV Research Program at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Canada. In my various roles, I focus on feminist research approaches to advance social inclusion and equitable healthcare, particularly as it relates to sexual and reproductive health and rights.


Research Passions:

  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Sexual and relationship satisfaction
  • Critical feminist theories
  • Bridging the gap between research and practice

The content that follows may only represent a portion of the Faculty member’s work.



Shanker, R., Underhill, A., Nicholson, V., Kennedy, L., Jaworsky, D., & Loutfy, M. (2019). Ethical issues in the care and support of women living with HIV. In Lori d’Agincourt-Canning & Carolyn Ells (Eds.), Ethical Issues in Women’s Healthcare. New York: Oxford University Press.



Rye, B.J., & Underhill, A. (2019). Contraceptive context, conservatism, sexual liberalism, and gender role attitudes as predictors of abortion attitudes. Women’s Reproductive Health, 6(1), 34-51.


Viscardis, K., Rice, C., Pileggi, V., Underhill, A., Chandler, E., Changfoot, N., Montgomery, P., & Mykitiuk, R. (2018). Difference within and without: Health care providers’ engagement with disability arts. Qualitative Health Research, 1-12.


Hawa, R., & Underhill, A. (2017). Examining gender relations among South Asian immigrant women living with HIV in the Greater Toronto Area: An anti-oppressive lens. Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, 38(2), 205-218.


Underhill, A., Kennedy, V. L., Lewis, J., Ross, L. E., & Loutfy, M. R. (2016). Assessing access for prospective adoptive parents living with HIV: An environmental scan of Ontario’s adoption agencies. AIDS Care, 28, 1269-1273. Open Access.


Selected Scholarships

  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), September 2017-August 2020
  • Graduate Excellence Entrance Scholarship, University of Guelph, September 2016-August 2017
  • Dr. Margaret McCready Tribute Scholarship, University of Guelph, September 2016-August 2018


Selected Awards

  • Nominee, Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2018-2019
  • Recipient, John Vanderkamp Magisteriate Graduate Medal, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph, 2017
  • Nominee, Governor’s General Gold Medal Academic Award, 2015-2016

SMF 101: Introduction to Relationships and Families

SMF 207: Parents, Children, and Family Relations

SMF 220: Research Methods

SMF 305: Social Issues and Controversies in Human Sexuality