My work draws from various theoretical frameworks and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of human development. My diverse training in epidemiology, population health, developmental, and educational psychology has equipped me with the capacity for navigation of various scientific paradigms and disciplinary fiel.
Nothing of what we do matters if there is no future for humanity.
Addressing the climate change crisis has become the central goal of my current research and advocacy.
My population of interest is children and youth in Canada, Italy, and the Arctic.
A multi-faceted and complex phenomenon, climate change requires the concurrent application of multiple disciplinary perspectives.
My past research in the fields of epidemiology, child development, education, social determinants, and community resilience, have adequately prepared me for this challenge.
Transdisciplinary research requires using a wide range of methodologies.
Participatory action research, mixed-methods designs, qualitative and quantitative methods, including statistical modelling, psychometrics, and survey design, are all approaches I draw from in my work.
If we want to engage young people in research, we cannot ignore the central role that interactive and communication technologies play for the digitally natives.
My research aims at developing a suite of digital tools that will promote resilience and emotional wellbeing among young people.