Sean Doherty is a native of Kitchener-Waterloo and graduate of the universities of Waterloo (BES and MA in Geography) and Toronto (PhD Civil Engineering). After 20+ years of teaching and research, he has taken up the role of department chair with the goal to modernize program "pathways" and boost enrollment.
Professor Doherty loves to engage students in the classroom using novel methods such as team-based learning, and has led exciting field camps for students to places such as the Peru, the Rockies, and Pinery Provincial Park. He will talk your ear off about cooking, brewing and playing hockey.
Professor Doherty's research has transitioned from urban/transport to health geography. He is exploring some rather novel questions:
He is especially interested in body-based sensors such as GPS and accelerometers, which are dramatically changing Geomatics, and leading to breakthroughs in our understanding of exposure to risks and disease.
As chair, Professor Doherty is only taking on a limited number of graduate students.
For a full list of publications, see Professor Doherty's Google Scholars page at https://goo.gl/NeA9ZX.
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