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Susan Cadell

Associate Professor, Director of Manulife Centre for Healthy Living

Areas of Expertise: Palliative care; Pediatric palliative care; Caregiving; Posttraumatic growth; Spirituality; Coping with adverse health situations; Psychosocial oncology

Biography: Susan is an Associate Professor and the Director of the …

519-884-0710 ext.5235

Geoff Nelson

Professor, Psychology

Areas of Expertise: Community psychology and community mental health - prevention and mental health; Promotion programs for children and youth; Community development; Self-help/mutual aid; Housing for people with mental health problems

Biography: Geoffrey Nelson is Professor of Psychology and at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. He has served as Senior Editor of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health and Chair of the Community Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological…

(519) 884-0710 ext.3314

Paula Fletcher

Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Graduate Coordinator

Areas of Expertise: Health; Aging; Fall prevention for seniors; Risk factors for falling; Parents of children with cancer; Living with gastrointestinal disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome/ Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

Biography: Dr. Fletcher’s research interests are diverse in nature and are linked by the common thread of risk, or more specifically, risk reduction.  Her research program broadly deals with health and well-being.  The overall goal of this research is to…

519.884.0710 ext.4159

Margaret Schneider

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Areas of Expertise: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Parents of children with cancer; Caregiving; Spirituality and health; Quality of life; Disability; Autism; Adapted physical activity and programming; Chronic illness; Breast cancer and the family; Phenomenology; Lived experience; Narrative research

Biography: My academic interests cover the areas of disability, chronic illness, caregiving, therapeutic recreation, adapted activity, and qualitative research. Through the use of qualitative research methods, I attempt to understand the experiences of having a…

519-884-0710 ext.4214

Jill Tracey

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Areas of Expertise: Psychological recovery from injury and rehabilitation; Sport psychology; Sport psychology consulting/performance enhancement; Enhancing health and physical activity behaviours across the lifespan; Retirement from sport and lifelong health and physical activity.

Biography: My research program is focussed on the psychology of injury and psychological recovery from injury. I am interested in studying the many psychosocial issues involved in injury and rehabilitation, in particular the emotional recovery from injury and the…

519-884-0710 ext.4216

Dawn Guthrie

Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education and Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise: Aging; Health services research; home care services; Quality indicators; Risk adjustment methods; Assessment systems for older adults and people with disabilities; combined vision and hearing loss; palliative care;

Biography: My research mainly focuses on understanding the needs and abilities of older adults with disabilities, and their caregivers, including individuals receiving home care services, palliative care and adults with sensory impairments. My research typically…

519-884-0710 ext.2590

Cynthia Comacchio

Professor, Series Editor, Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada:

Areas of Expertise: Gender, class and family; Parenting roles, infant care and childrearing; Social welfare and social policy regarding children and families; Health policy, education and care; Maternity, infants, children and adolescents; The culture of childhood and adolescence in Canada; Adolescents and popular culture in 20th century Canada; The modernization of Canadian families; Canadian families during the Great Depression; The development of industrial hygiene/occupational health programs in Canada during the 20th century;

Biography: Academic Interests …

519 884 0710 ext.3422

Jenna Hennebry

Director, International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: International migration; Mobility, Transnationalism; Labour migration & Temporary foreign worker programs; Immigration policies & Migration governance; Migration flows & trends; Migrant rights, health & social protection; Remittances, ICTs & development; Political economy of migration; Regional expertise: Canada, Mexico, Morocco, Spain;

Biography: Recent Books: …


Josephine McMurray

Assistant Professor (Business Technology Management/Health Studies)

Areas of Expertise: Healthcare technology management; Health information exchange/interoperability; Health system performance measurement; Patient experience improvement; Healthcare for at-risk populations

Biography: Josephine McMurray is an Assistant Professor in the Business Technology Management program, Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, at Wilfrid Laurier's Brantford Campus. Her doctoral thesis (Dr. Ian McKillop - Supervisor) examined the…

519.756.8228 ext.5649

Douglas McCready

Professor Emeritus (Economics) CAS

Areas of Expertise: Government budgets; Economics of federal/provincial relations; Taxation; Government spending; Privatization; Health-service economics; Demographics; Not-for-profits; Economics of education; Economy

Biography: Douglas Jackson McCready is a recently retired Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, having been employed by that institution and its predecessor,…


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