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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
April 20, 2014
Canadian Excellence
S. Doherty

Dr. Sean T. Doherty


Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.2044
Fax: 519-725-1342
Office Location: Arts 3C9
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 1:30-2:30 (Winter 2014) or by Appointment
Languages Spoken


Academic Background

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 1998.
MA, Geography, University of Waterloo, 1994.
Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Geography, University of Waterloo, 1992.


Dr. Sean Doherty joined WLU in 2000 returning to his home town.  His interests focus on human activity/mobility patterns and decision making, including tracking methods, modeling, and the impacts on health, safety, and the environment.  He is currently leading several research projects involving application of a personal Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking system to the study of diabetic patients, elderly, and disabled children.  Dr. Doherty’s partners in these projects include Bloorview Kids Rehab, Toronto Rehab, UofT Faculty of Nursing, Research in Motion (RIM), Telus, and Innovations at the University of Toronto.  Along side his professional career, Dr. Doherty enjoys an active family life and is an avid hockey player.

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In the News

K-W Record "Technology Spotlight" article "Spatial diaries can improve patient care".

RIM press release "Pilot study provides diabetic patients and caregivers with high-tech approach to monitoring and care

Technology for Doctors magazine article "Geographic tools give doctors a new view"