Jenny Godley, PhD

Dr. Jenny Godley

Pronouns: She/Her/Elle


Associate Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Adjunct Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences

Chair, CFREB

Research Services Office

Contact information

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Office: +1 (403) 220-7566


Educational Background

B.A. Sociology, University of Cambridge, 1990

Doctor of Philosophy Sociology, University of North Carolina, 2003

M.A. Anthropology, University of California, 1994

M.A. Sociology, University of North Carolina, 1998


Areas of Research


Trained as a demographer and a social network analyst, Dr. Godley studies the effects of social class and gender on health outcomes such as obesity and eating disorders. She uses population-level survey data to investigate the social patterning of attitudes and behaviors related to diet and exercise. In a second strand of research, Dr. Godley uses social network analysis to examine interprofessional practice in the fields of obesity and eating disorders, and to evaluate interdisciplinary research teams. Dr. Godley has worked closely with the HBI to examine professional interactions and interdisciplinary collaboration among HBI members.  Dr. Godley has been the Chair of the Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board since 2019.


  • Great Supervisor Award, 2014
  • Rod Rose Award, 2014
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2005


  • Monday, October 22, 2001-Board 2 Abstract\# 22064 Body image and body management in adolescence: Gender, race, and self-perception. Jenny Godley. (2001)