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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.

POST-DOCTORAL STAFF

Dr. Andrew Clark
Senior Project Coordinator
Dr. Gina Martin
Post-Doctoral Associate
Kate Schieman
Field Manager
Kathy Tang
GIS Analyst
Dr. Kristen Reilly
Post-Doctoral Associate
Mohammad El-Bagdady
Laboratory Manager
Dr. Tayyab Ikram Shah
Post-Doctoral Associate
Dr. Paul van der Werf
Project Advisor

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. Martin Healy
Professor
Geography (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)

GRADUATE TRAINEES

Drew Bowman
Master's Student
Rachel Brown
Master's Student
Brenton Button
PhD Student
Paige Colley
PhD Student
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
Bianca Rosa Ziegler
Master's Student

OTHER CURRENT TRAINEES

Ahad Mahmood
Krishna Arunkumar
Suraj Paul
Maria Mikaela Bata
Undergraduate Work-Study Student
Joycelyn Huynh
Undergraduate Work-Study Student
Madona Gergis
Undergraduate Work-Study Student