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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
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…
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…
Professor, Graduate Program Director
Areas of Expertise: Health-care system; Gender, age, class, ethnicity, homosexuality and health; Women’s diseases, men’s diseases and expenditures; Health-care expenditures; Sociology of science and medicine; Breast cancer and childhood causes
Biography: Academic Interests: gender, health, medicine, research methods.
Professor, Inside-Out Canada Assistant Coordinator
Areas of Expertise: gender and crime; Women’s imprisonment; Women's Mental health; Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
Biography: I have been in the social work field for over twenty years working as a residential counsellor for sexually abused young women, a sexual abuse therapist in an Aboriginal Community Health Centre, and as therapist at the Kingston Prison for…
Assistant Professor, Health Studies; Research Associate, International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), WLU
Areas of Expertise: migrant farm workers; temporary foreign workers; local food systems; Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program; Temporary Foreign Worker Program; health and safety of migrant workers; health care accessibility; social determinants of health; health equity; occupational health and safety; WSIB
Biography: Janet McLaughlin is an Assistant Professor of Health Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Campus, and is a Research Associate with the International Migration Research Centre. Her current research projects investigate access to health care…
519-756-8228 (WLU - Brantford) ext.5568
Lecturer (CAS), Kinesiology & Physical Education
Areas of Expertise: Kinesiology; Exercise Physiology; Fitness and Health; Metabolism; Weight Management; Chronic Disease Management; Cardiac Rehab; Diabetes; Elite Athletic Performance
Biography: Zach is the Director of Exercise Physiology and Metabolism at the AIM Institute of Sports and Lifestyle Medicine and since 2003 a faculty member in the department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at WLU. As a Kinesiologist and Exercise…