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Meet TMU's Postdoctoral Fellows

TMU has over 100 postdoctoral fellows across its seven faculties. Learn about their research and SRC activities being advanced on campus and beyond.

Dr. Joseph Adu

Reducing Black mental illness stigma

Dr. Adu examines mental health disparities experienced by Black families and communities

Ashley Jane Lewis

Driving innovation through Afrocentric knowledge

Lewis’s award-winning multi-species work is driving innovation and creating space for reimagined futures

Dr. Esa Dube Kerme

Engineering excellence

Outstanding scholar contributes significantly to mechanical engineering through research, teaching and service

Dr. Teshager Kefale

A passion for equity

Dr. Kefale uplifts underrepresented communities through commitment to meaningful societal contributions

Dr. Margot R. Challborn

Vying for the right to die

Dr. Challborn examines differences between medical assistance in dying and suicide in context of mental illness

Dr. Saujanya Acharya

Researching rare diseases

Dr. Saujanya Acharya partners with synthetic chemists to develop better treatment alternatives for cystic fibrosis

Dr. Stephanie Patrick

Exploring the real make-up of Canada’s Drag Race

$90K SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship supports research on reality TV implications and future of CanCon

Dr. Oreva Olakpe

Revealing migrant realities

New book explores narratives and legal experiences of migrants in the Global South

Dr. Shayna Skakoon-Sparling

Addressing loneliness among sexual minority men

Dr. Shayna Skakoon-Sparling recieves $99.8K SSHRC Insight Grant to examine sources of social support and potential causal links with loneliness and well-being among sexual minority men

Dr. Karen Cyrus, Postdoctoral Fellow: The Creative School

Dr. Karen Cyrus is creating a database of Black Canadians as part of Mapping Ontario’s Black Archives, a five-year research project led by Dr. Cheryl Thompson.

Postdoc Dr. Gabby Resch: Immersive VR

Dr. Gabby Resch is exploring penetrative thinking in a virtual 3D environment at the interdisciplinary Synaesthetic Media Lab

Dr. Loree Erickson, Postdoctoral Fellow: Cultures of undesirability

Dr. Loree Erickson’s research on “queercrip” porn and care collectives for marginalized communities is challenging cultures of undesirability

Dr. Sadeem Qureshi, Postdoctoral Fellow: Improving health care

Dr. Sadeem Qureshi is collaborating with hospitals to develop new infection control policies to better protect frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Qureshi received the K.U. Smith Best Student Paper Award (external link)  from the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) for his research (external link)  with Dr. Patrick Neumann and Dr. Nancy Purdy on quantifying quality of care and nurse workloads. The IEA K.U. Smith award is granted every three years by a committee of senior human factors/ergonomics researchers.

Postdoc Dr. Roohollah Etemadi: Machine learning

Dr. Roohollah Etemadi is researching how to better answer multi-disciplinary questions on online community forums using machine learning techniques

Dr. Anne Wagner, Postdoctoral Alumna: Treating PTSD with MDMA

Dr. Anne Wagner is investigating a new way to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – using MDMA and Cognitive Behavioural Conjoint Therapy

Dr. Michael Sugiyama, Postdoctoral Fellow: Researching COVID-19

Dr. Michael Sugiyama is researching a treatment for COVID-19 using anti-viral drug repurposing and ultrasound-mediated microbubble delivery