I am a tenured Associate Professor and Statistician in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph (UG), and beginning January 2017, the Director of the Physical Science and Engineering Education Research (PSEER) Centre at the University of Guelph.
I have spent the bulk of my training and career working on multidisciplinary teams which have focused on public health assessment, and natural resource management. This has included collaborative projects with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada, Health Canada, Environment Canada, B.C. Cancer Agency, the Government of Brazil, the Saugeen Ojibway First Nations, McGill University, Laurentian University, and numerous departments within the UG including Integrative Biology, Cell Biology, the O.V.C.’s Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Engineering. Most recently I have been working with the Inuit of Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Labrador.
My research interests span statistics, computer science, biology, pedagogy, and community-engaged scholarship.
I am a co-founder of Farm To Fork: a project which aims to improve the quality and quantity of food donated to food banks and pantries by connecting donors with the real-time needs of emergency food providers.
I am co-creator of ICON: a transdisciplinary undergraduate classroom that brings students from across campus together to work on social challenges.
I am also a member of the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ). The most recent annual report can be found here.
Due to renovations in Reynolds, please contact me if you wish to book an appointment or meeting.