Fiona Duguid has a PhD from University of Toronto where her thesis looked at member involvement and learning through sustainable energy development using co-operatives. Her Master’s thesis investigated the double bind new co-operatives encounter in promoting their goods or service and/or the co-op principles and values. She worked for five years for the Co-operatives Secretariat for the Government of Canada as a Senior Policy and Research Analyst. Following this she worked at CCA as a Research Officer. She has been a researcher on funded university/community projects.
She was the co-ordinator and researcher for the National Study on the Impact of Co-operatives (Canada). She is also the lead researcher on a study looking at new co-operative development in Canada. She is on the board of the Canadian Association for the Study of Co-operation and has been the program chair for the last two years.