Dr. Mullings is a member of a large extended family, mother of two living Black queens, sister, friend, and second daughter and caregiver of Maddah Mullings, her original feminist. She a Professor and Memorial University’s inaugural Vice Provost Equity Diversity and Inclusion and Anti-Racism. Her community-based experience is in hostels, sexual assault centres and child welfare agencies supporting survivors of intimate partner violence and underhoused people and their children. Her interdisciplinary scholarship explores decolonizing post-secondary education, mothering, mental health and wellness, LGBTQ+ concerns, the Black Church, elders, migration and community engagement using critical pedagogies, in particular, anti-Black racism, Africentric theory and critical race theory.
Current research includes Promoting Black Students’ Mental Health: A Pan-Canadian Research and Intervention Project on Social Determinants of Health and Equity in Canadian Universities, Improving COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake among Black Canadians, Black youth mental health after COVID-19 and community inclusion in small urban centres. She is the lead editor on a recently published seminal text Africentric Social Work (Fernwood) and a forthcoming anthology Black People’s Resilience During COVID-19: A Global Perspective (Demeter).
Dr. Mullings currently provides unpaid expert contribution to various national and provincial associations and institutions including Canadian Institute of Health Research Institute of Aging Older Adult Advisory Council, YWCA Canada Board of Directors, Black Canadian Studies Association, (Vice President), Halton Children’s Aid Society, One Vision One Voice Race Equity Practice Advisory Committee and incoming board member of Opera on the Avalon.