IWH Updates

IWH’s Scientific Advisory Committee welcomes two new members

The Institute for Work & Health welcomes two new members to its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). This body of international experts on work health research meets once a year to advise the Institute on the direction, scope and focus of its research. Joining the committee this year are Dr. Ute Bültmann and Dr. Laura Punnett.

Bültmann is a professor of work and health and the program leader of public health research in the Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine, at the University of Groningen’s Medical Centre in the Netherlands. Punnett is co-director of the Center for Public Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. She is also a senior associate at the university’s Center for Work and Women and one of the founders of the university’s Department of Work Environment.

The Institute warmly thanks outgoing SAC members Dr. Eira Viikari-Juntura, Dr. Margaret Whitehead,  and Dr. Andrew Hale, whom they replace.

IWH also welcomes new members to the KTE Advisory Committee

The Institute also welcomes three new members to the Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Advisory Committee. They are: Randy Robinson, Supervisor, Communications and Campaigns, at the Ontario Public Service Employees Union; Kathryn Parker, Senior Director, Academic Affairs and Co-Lead, at the Centre for Leadership in Innovation at Holland Bloorview; and Rhoda Reardon, a former member of IWH’s KTE group during its early days and former manager at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. These three new members replace Peter Birt, David Clements and David Phipps, who for many years offered the Institute invaluable advice on knowledge transfer and exchange methods and trends.

Source: At Work, Issue 88, Spring 2017: Institute for Work & Health, Toronto