Meet the Team

DIRECTOR

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Dr. Jason Gilliland
Director
Dr. Gilliland is an award-winning teacher and researcher who is known internationally for his research on urban planning and public health issues. In 2012 he was awarded the title of “Faculty Scholar” at Western for “sustained excellence in all scholarly activities”. In 2009 he was recognized with a prestigious award from the Canadian Association of Geographers for significant research achievement by an early career scholar for his contribution to research on “children in the city”, and in 2012 he was honored with the ESRI Canada Award for Excellence in GIS for “innovation in the field of Geographic Information Systems” for his child health atlas. He is a multiple winner of Western University Students’ Council Teaching Excellence Award.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Dr. Andrew Clark
Senior Project Coordinator
Drew Bowman
Field Manager
Dr. Gina Martin
Post-Doctoral Associate
Kathy Tang
GIS Analyst
Dr. Kristen Reilly
Post-Doctoral Associate
Megan Graat
Research Assistant
Moe El-Bagdady
Laboratory Manager
Dr. Paul van der Werf
Assistant Adjunct Professor

FACULTY ASSOCIATES

Dr. Bonnie Simpson
Assistant Professor
Management & Organizational Studies (Western)
Dr. Christina Ergler
Lecturer
Geography (University of Otago)
Dr. Colleen O’Connor
Associate Professor
Food & Nutritional Sciences (Brescia)
Dr. Don Lafreniere
Associate Professor
Geography & GIS (Michigan Tech)
Dr. Godwin Arku
Associate Professor
Geography (Western)
Dr. Jamie Seabrook
Associate Professor
Food & Nutritional Sciences (Brescia)
Dr. Leia Minaker
Assistant Professor
Planning (Waterloo)
Dr. Janet Loebach
Assistant Professor
Design and Environmental Analysis (Cornell University)
Dr. Martin Healy
Professor
Environmental Design & Planning (Fanshawe College)
Dr. Piotr Wilk
Associate Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics (Western)
Dr. Richard Sadler
Assistant Professor
College of Human Medicine (Michigan State)
Dr. Sean Doherty
Professor
Geography & Environmental Studies (Laurier)
Dr. Stephanie Coen
Assistant Professor
Geography (University of Nottingham)
Dr. Tayyab Ikram Shah
Research Fellow
Geography, Earth Science & Environment (University of South Pacific)
Dr. Trish Tucker
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy (Western)

GRADUATE TRAINEES

Rachel Brown
Master's Student
Brenton Button
PhD Student
Paige Colley
PhD Student
Haley Everitt
PhD Candidate
Zoe Askwith
MA Candidate
Justine Horne
PhD Candidate
Mariam Ismail
PhD Student
Oluwatomilola Ladele
Master's Student
Malcolm Little
Master's Student
Alina Medeiros
Master's Student
Emma Ostermeier
Master's Student
Angela Piaskoski
Master's Student
Sylvia Rinaldi
PhD Candidate
Nicolas Craig Joel Woods
Master's Student
Alexander Wray
Master's Student

OTHER CURRENT TRAINEES

Anisah Hooda
Undergraduate Practicum Student
(TBD)
Undergraduate Practicum Student
Stephanie Perkin
Undergraduate Independent Study Student
Tania Al-Jilawi
Undergraduate Work-Study Student
Michael Groff
Undergraduate Work-Study Student
Yasmine Haik
Undergraduate Work-Study Student
Isabella Maclean
Undergraduate Work-Study Student
Mantala Milembamane
Undergraduate Work-Study Student (Brescia)
Sarah Lynn Armstrong
Undergraduate Work-Study Student (Brescia)
Nathaniel Frisbee
Undergraduate Volunteer
Sophia Roussy
Undergraduate Volunteer
Lilly Huang
Undergraduate Volunteer
Bahar Entezari
Undergraduate Volunteer
Morgan Power
High School Co-op Student
Tanya Iwas
High School Volunteer