Western University experts available to comment on the back-to-school transition, fall respiratory infections, Greenbelt development and Atlantic hurricanes

Back to school

Katelyn Bryant
Assistant Director, Mary J. Wright Child and Youth Development Clinic

Areas of expertise: Parental concerns about learning, neurodevelopmental differences such as learning difficulties, autism, developmental disabilities and supporting children with challenging behaviour.

Emma Duerden
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education; Brain and Mind Institute

Areas of expertise: Screen time and mental health, cognition and behaviour, child development.

Colin King
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education; Director, Mary J. Wright Child and Youth Development Clinic

Areas of expertise: School and child clinical psychologist, back-to-school worries, social anxieties, assessment and intervention practices.

Fall respiratory infections

Dr. Nitin Mohan
Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Master of Public Health and Global Health Systems

Areas of expertise: Public health epidemiology, public health policy, masking and vaccine guidance, RSV and flu.

Greenbelt development

Diane-Laure Arjalies
Associate Professor, Ivey Business School; Centre for Building Sustainable Value

Areas of expertise: Impact of developing the Greenbelt, responsible investment, channeling of capital towards the protection of ecosystems, founder of the Sustainable Finance Lab.

Zack Taylor
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; Founding Director, Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance

Areas of expertise: Queen’s Park and provincial politics, city planning and development, urban political economy, and political geography.  

Atlantic hurricanes

Gordon McBean
Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography and Environment

Areas of expertise: Climate change and hurricanes, oceanography, climate change science and policy, natural hazards-prediction and mitigation, weather and environmental prediction systems.

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