Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
James R. A. Morden

James R. A. Morden

James R. A. Morden



James Morden recently graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science in life sciences with a biomedical sciences specialization. His undergraduate thesis in neuroscience used saccadic eye movements to assess brain function in adults living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Prior to completing a one-year term as the brand manager for the Queen's University student government, James worked in the Deputy Minister’s Office at Public Safety Canada. These experiences, combined with his research, led him to become more aware of the importance of the intersection of public health and policy.

Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, he is fluent in French and plans to focus his future work and research on equitable access to healthcare services internationally while addressing the current gaps in services to Indigenous Peoples in Canada.