Patrick Fafard holds a Ph.D. in Political Studies from Queen's University, where he also taught at the School of Policy Studies from 1995 to 1998. Before joining the University of Ottawa, he served in senior executive positions with the Government of Canada and Saskatchewan. He has published extensively on various aspects of Canadian federalism and intergovernmental relations. His current research interest is the all aspects of public health policy but specifically the role of knowledge and evidence. His current research focuses on the governance, advocacy, and the role of ideas in public health theory and practice. He is the editor, along with Evelyne de Leeuw and Colin McInnes of a new book series, Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research.