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

Drew Bowman
Field Manager
Dr. Andrew Clark
Senior Project Coordinator
John Fleming, RPP, MCIP
Senior Research Associate
Adjunct Faculty, Geography (Western)
Megan Graat
Research Assistant
Dr. Gina Martin
Post-Doctoral Associate
Dr. Kendra Nelson Ferguson
Post-Doctoral Associate
James Shelley
Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator
Kathy Tang
GIS Analyst
Dr. Paul van der Werf
Senior Research Associate
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geography (Western)
Rebecca Clarke
Research Associate
Alina Marie Medeiros
Research Associate
Marcello Vecchio
Project Manager

FACULTY ASSOCIATES

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

GRADUATE TRAINEES

Zoe Askwith
Master's Student
Rachel Brown
Master's Student
Ama Boamah
Master of Public Health Practicum Student
Haley Everitt
PhD Student
Janak Harish Kumar
Master of Public Health Practicum Student
Oluwatomilola Ladele
Master's Student
Malcolm Little
Master's Student
Emma Ostermeier
Master's Student
Wei Wang
Master of Public Health Practicum Student
Nicolas Craig Joel Woods
Master's Student
Lindsey Soon
Graduate Research Assistant
Alexander Wray
Master's Student

OTHER CURRENT TRAINEES

Will Doney
Undergraduate Summer Research Intern
Nathaniel Frisbee
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Jacob Naidoo
Undergraduate Summer Research Intern
Suraj Paul
Undergraduate Summer Research Intern
Selina Phan
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Erika Romanelli-Baird
Undergraduate Summer Research Intern
Jillian Takacs
Undergraduate Summer Research Intern
Joy Tigchelaar
Undergraduate Summer Research Intern
Vanessa Trocchi
Practicum Student
Jasmine Joseph
Practicum Student