|Biographical Notes on Lunch Speakers|
Caroline Davis is currently a Full Professor at York University in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and the Graduate Programme in Psychology. She is also a Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, at the University Health Network (Toronto General Division); and an Affiliate Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of a CIHR grant on the genetic and psycho-behavioural risk factors of binge eating. She also holds a SSHRC grant as sole investigator on a study examining whether decision-making deficits contribute to the risk profile for obesity. Her primary areas of expertise include ‘brain and behaviour’ and the aetiological role of personality and mood in the study of disordered eating.
David Flora is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University and an Associate Coordinator of the Statistical Consulting Service. He received his Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include longitudinal data analysis, psychometric analysis, factor analysis, and structural equation modeling.
Esther R. Greenglass received her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Since 1985 she has been a Professor of Psychology at York University. Ongoing research deals with three specific fields: Stress and job burnout, coping [Professor Greenglass has developed the Proactive Coping Inventory (PCI) (in collaboration with Ralf Schwarzer)], and psychosocial factors and SARS.
Steve Hanna is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University, a Joint Member of the School of Rehabilitation Science, and a Co-Investigator with the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research. Dr. Hanna has research interests in biostatistics, including the analysis of longitudinal data, latent variable structural equation models, multilevel models, and the meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy. He is also involved in research in childhood disability and child development, social aspects of health and epidemiology, and the development and effectiveness of clinical practice guidelines.
Lisa Fiksenbaum is a PhD candidate in Social/Personality Psychology at York University, and a consultant with the Statistical Consulting Service. She also obtained her BA and MA from York. Her research interests include social functioning among the elderly, organizational issues, work-family relationships, stress and coping.
Scott B. Maitland is Associate Professor of Human Development and has been at the University of Guelph since 1999. From his undergraduate training in psychology specializing in adult development and aging, through graduate work in lifespan human development funded by NIA, and a subsequent NIA postdoctoral fellowship in aging, memory and health, Dr. Maitland has demonstrated a long-term commitment to research on aging, longitudinal methodology, and the analysis of change. Concomitant with his training in developmental research methods, he has 15 years experience with longitudinal research including: (1) The Seattle Longitudinal Study; (2) The Victoria Longitudinal Study; (3) The Betula Project on Memory, Health and Aging (Umeå, Sweden); (4) The Kungsholmen Project (Stockholm, Sweden), and (5) The Older Volunteer Project (Guelph, ON). His primary role on the Swedish projects is as collaborator and to aid in application and training in advanced multivariate methods. He served as a member of the steering committee for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Healthy Aging. He is currently funded by SSHRC and OPGRC and has published in numerous journals including: Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, International Journal of Health and Human Development, Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, Psychology, Memory and Cognition, and Psychology and Aging.
After obtaining her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 2002, Pamela Sadler joined the Social/Developmental division at Wilfrid Laurier University as an Assistant Professor. Her research interests focus on interpersonal interaction and its underlying mechanisms, particularly interpersonal circumplex theory. She has published on the uses of structural equation modeling (SEM) for analyzing data from dyadic interactions and she teaches a graduate course on SEM.
Ward Struthers received his PhD in 1995 from the University of Manitoba and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University. His research interests lie in the areas of social cognition and applied social psychology, or more specifically, the application of how individuals make sense of themselves and their coworkers. Coworker relationships are increasingly recognized as one of the most ubiquitous and important interpersonal relationships and yet they are one of the most neglected by social psychological scholars.