Dr. Ellen MacEachen

is an associate professor in the School of Public Health in the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, as well as co-director of the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy housed at the Institute for Work & Health. She is a mentor and program executive committee member with the CIHR Strategic Training Program in Work Disability Prevention, an academic fellow with the Centre for Critical Qualitative Enquiry at the University of Toronto, and an academic council member with the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences. Her research interests focus on systemic, social and organizational determinants of work injury, disability and labour market integration, and on how qualitative methods can inform policy and practice in occupational health.