While I hold a primary appointment at the Offord Centre for Child Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, and have been an Affiliate Associate Professor at SPPH since 2015, my relationship with UBC is over 20 years old.

I completed my PhD in behavioural sciences at Cambridge University, and since moving to Canada have been conducting research on early child development, which led to a development of the Early Development Instrument, a measure of children’s readiness to learn at school entry, with Dan Offord, and support from Clyde Hertzman and Fraser Mustard.

I study how social determinants, contextual factors, neighbourhoods, schools, communities, impact developmental health both for typically developing children and those with special needs, and how it varies depending on where children live. I also study ways to measure and understand the development of children under three in a global context of Sustainable Developmental Goals.

phone: 9055259140
Offord Centre for Child Studies, MIP 201A
1280 Main St West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
Teaching commitments vary at SPPH.