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I am an Associate Professor of Inclusive Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. I conduct collaborative research in areas including mental health literacy, social emotional learning, and teachers' inclusive education beliefs and practices. I teach courses related to these topics at the B.Ed. and graduate level and supervise graduate students studying a range of related areas.


All of these efforts have the goal of improving social, emotional and academic outcomes for children and youth.

What's New?


Our new piece in Education Canada: Diversity via Distance 

We're continuing to recruit for a study exploring the experiences of children w/ special educational needs during COVID19.

Nous recrutons pour une étude explorant les expériences des enfants avec des besoins éducatifs spéciaux pendant COVID19. 

My chat w/ Dave Brown on AMI Radio re: Online Learning & Inclusion - http://tun.in/tkDZmB

My piece in The Conversation. Coronavirus: Distance learning poses challenges for some families of children with disabilities

Guest on CBC Radio Ontario Today w/ Rita Celli discussing teacher preparation re: the Right to Read