I am an associate professor with the School of Occupational and Public Health at Toronto Metropolitan University and have been with the department since 2012.
I have a bachelor of science from McMaster University, a bachelor of applied science from Toronto Metropolitan University and a master of science (applied) from McGill University. I received my PhD in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of British Columbia.
I have participated in several occupational health studies based in the healthcare sector, with a focus on understanding healthcare workers’ exposure to chemotherapy (hazardous) drugs. I am also examining various occupational health and safety issues in the food manufacturing sector. In addition, I have been undertaking research related to occupational and public health issues (e.g. noise, indoor air quality) of pool staff and visitors.
Generally speaking, my research interests are occupational exposure assessments, risk assessment methods, and evaluation of intervention measures to prevent occupational exposure.
Professionally, I have over 25 years of experience as an occupational hygienist and possess designations as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) as well as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
- OHS421 - Occupational Hygiene 1
- OH8211 - Hazard Assessment for Occupational Health and Safety
- OH8005/8006 - Seminar Series
- Occupational exposure assessment
- Risk assessment
- Evaluation of interventions to prevent occupational injury and/or illness
- Healthcare workers’ exposure to anticancer drugs
- Occupational health and safety issues in food manufacturing
- Supervision of student projects (various)