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Louise Lemyre

Affiliation: School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dr Louise LEMYRE, Ph.D. is a Full Professor at the School of Psychology, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, and the McLaughlin Research Chair on Psychosocial Risk at the Institute of Population Health of the University of Ottawa, where she leads a research unit on psychosocial analysis of health ‘GAP-Santé’. She obtained her Master's degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and her doctorate at Université Laval in Social Psychology. She then went for an interdisciplinary postdoctorate in social epidemiology and medical sociology at the British MRC Social Research Unit at the University of London, UK. Her work examines the subjective appraisal and contextual evaluation of social environment, especially with respect to stress, risk and adaptation, in either health, safety or work settings. Her interdisciplinary projects involve the major determinants of population health and their interaction, plus the anticipation and risk perception of stressors, especially as they relate to Sense of Mastery, Uncertainty and Threat. The psychosocial aspects of disasters, terrorism, emergency preparedness and psychosocial management of risks are at the core of her applied research program. She is the founding scientific leader of the national Psychosocial Cluster of the Center for Security Science Canada. Mother of four, she is also very active in the community.

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