Research Affiliates - Canadian & International

Dr. Tom Noseworthy is President and CEO of the British Columbia Academic Health Sciences Network (BC AHSN). He was previously Professor of Health Policy and Management, Department of Community Health Sciences and Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary. He is the former vice-president (medical services) and CEO of the Royal Alexandra Hospitals, Edmonton and Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. From 2011 to 2015 he served in a number of interim leadership roles with Alberta Health Services, the most recent being Associate Chief Medical Officer, Strategic Clinical Networks.

Dr. Adesola Christiana Odole is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is also a Specialist Advisor/Honorary Consultant in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. She obtained her Ph.D. in Orthopaedic physiotherapy from the University of Ibadan and she holds two Masters degrees – Science (Physiotherapy) and Bio-Medical Education. 

Dr. Constantine E. Passaris is a Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts, at the University of New Brunswick (Canada) and an Onassis Foundation Fellow. He is a member of the Academic Scientific Board of the International Institute of Advanced Economic and Social Studies (Italy). Professor Passaris is listed in the International Who's Who in Education and the Canadian Who’s Who. In 2012, he was conferred the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his exceptional contributions to New Brunswick and Canada. He has served as a member of the Economic Council of Canada, Chairman of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Human Rights Center at Saint Thomas University (Canada).

Dr. Andrew Patterson is currently an Assistant Professor at MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB in the Department of Sociology. He comes to MacEwan from the University of Alberta where he taught in 2017 – 2018. Previously he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy. His work statistically intersects society’s health, political landscape, inequality, and socio-economic status; he specifically uses disability, gender, and race to explore these issues.

Dr. Nico Stehr is Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, Germany and previously Professor of Sociology and Karl-Mannheim Chair of Cultural Studies, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany. . He is founding Director of the European Center for Sustainability Research. Dr. Stehr received a PhD in sociology from the University of Oregon in 1970. Between 1967 and 2000, he taught at American and Canadian universities. His last appointment in Canada was that of fellow in Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study der University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. During the academic year 2002-2003 he was Paul-Lazarsfeld-Professor (a visiting appointment) at the University of Vienna.

Dr. Susan A. McDaniel is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria.  She served as Director of the Prentice Institute from 2009 to August of 2019.  She has active research interests in international social policy, life course and demographic change worldwide, demographic aging, generational relations, family change and the social impacts of technology. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the recipient of many research and teaching awards.


Dr. Shirley Sun is an Associate Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. . Dr. Sun served as the Assistant Dean (Research and Undergraduate Education) at the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences from 2015-2018, and has been appointed a member of an International Working Group by the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the Yong Lin Loo School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) on its Big Data Ethics in Biomedicine project funded by the Singapore National Medical Research Council (2018-2021). Dr. Sun studies population, reproduction, genomic science and precision medicine in global contexts through the concepts of citizenship and "othering".

Dr. Frank Trovato is Professor of Demography & Population Studies, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta. He received his PhD from the University of Western Ontario. He was Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Studies in Population, the official journal of the Canadian Population Society, and a past Director of the Population Research Laboratory in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. He has served as President of the Canadian Population Society. Dr. Trovato is engaged in a series of studies concerning fertility patterns in Alberta and cause specific mortality trends in relation to changing economic conditions in this province.

Dr. Michael (Mickey) Vallee is an Associate Professor, Centre for Interdisciplinaryy Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Athabasca University. He holds (Tier II) Canada Research Chair in Community, Identity and Digital Media. He received his B.Mus (Honours) and his MA from Carleton University, Ottawa. His PhD is from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Previous to his appointment to Athabasca University he was an Assistant Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Lethbridge. As Canada Research Chair in Community, Identity and Digital Media, Dr. Mickey Vallee is asking how new local and global research communities can be built around these innovations in sound-based technologies.

Dr. John P. Ziker is Professor and Chair in the Department of Anthropology at Boise State University. He completed language programs at Moscow Energy Institute and Norwich University and received a Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1998 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2001-2003, Ziker was a post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany, as a member of the Siberia Project Group, focusing his research on hunting practices and property relations among the Dolgan and Nganasan peoples. Dr. Ziker takes a human behavioral ecology approach to human problems and is applying this body of theory to issues of family health and wellness in a large longitudinal sample of Canadian children and youth.

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