Dr. Chris McLeod is a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health and is the co-research lead of the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, where he is an associate professor. He is also the Canadian research lead of the Canadian-Australian research collaboration with the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) in Melbourne, Australia.
McLeod holds a PhD in population and public health from UBC and a master's in economics from McMaster University. He is the recipient of a five-year (2013-2018) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award and of a five-year (2016-2021) Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award
McLeod’s research focuses on the program and policy evaluation of occupational health policies and practices, and on the causes and consequences of work-related injury and disease. He is also a content data expert for Population Data BC, working on developing and extending the occupational health data available to researchers through Population Data BC.
"Because the Institute for Work & Health supported me in a variety of ways, I decided to pursue a career as a researcher in work and health. That wouldn't have happened without the Institute introducing me to the field and maintaining an ongoing supportive relationship." – Dr. Chris McLeod