Staff & Post-docs

Dr. Susan A. McDaniel is Director of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy.  She is a Canada Research Council Tier I Chair in Global Population and Life Course, Prentice Research Chair in Global Population & Economy and Professor of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge.

Research Interests: Life course, demographic aging, generational relations, family change and social impacts of technology.

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Gender, Migration and the Work of Care

Administrative Assistant
The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy
University of Lethbridge

Phone: 403.380.1814

Leanne Little, BA, BEd, comes to the Prentice first as administrative help and then agreed to stay on part-time as Editorial Assistant.

She is an educator and communication specialist. Her interest in effective educational communication comes from both her own classroom experience and her involvement in developing evaluation methods. Her scholarship is in the area of English and she also has extensive experience in the editing work in various disciplines. Facilitating the clear and correct communication of science, making it accessible in the classroom and to the public, is of utmost importance to her. She has had a stellar academic career where she received many scholarships and awards including a prestigious SSHRC graduate scholarship.

Dr. Andrew Patterson joins us from the University of British Columbia on July 15, 2015, where he completed his Ph.D. in Sociology. His research compares the impact of political regimes on population health. He finds a surprisingly strong relationship between democratic governance and population health. As part of his post-doctoral research, he intends to compare more regime types, further exploring the relationship between democracy, economic prosperity and health, attempting to discern why neither systems of accountability for leaders’ decisions nor social inequalities act as mediators. He is very keen to analyse causes and explanations of the relationship of governance to population health, relying on an ecological perspective.
Room L1184B

Doctor of Economics, Fudan University, China
His research is on migration and regional development. 

Dr. Germain Boco joined the Prentice Institute in January 2012, as a Research Analyst. His Ph.D. is in Demography from the Université de Montréal in April 2011. His Ph.D. was a comparative study of individual and community level effects on child mortality in sub-Saharan African countries. He will be working closely with Dr. McDaniel on her CRC research program, doing data analysis, providing analytic methods for research projects, developing international comparative data analysis, and, in future, possibly offering training opportunities for Prentice researchers in longitudinal and comparative research methods. 


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