CROSH graduate student members are enrolled in variety of programs, like Human Kinetics, Interdisciplinary Health, Nursing, Indigenous Relations, Engineering Science, Rural and Northern Health, Human Studies, Biomolecular Science, Materials Science, and more! You can learn how you can become a CROSH graduate student member here.

Dr. Oghenefego Akpomi-Eferakeya, MBBS, MSc
Dr. Oghenefego Akpomi-Eferakeya, MBBS, MScProgram: Master's in Interdisciplinary Health
Dr. Akpomi-Eferakeya is exploring nurses’ perceptions of the usefulness of the Violence Assessment Tool to help decrease the risk of violence in their workplaces. Her supervisor is Dr. Judith Horrigan.
Mahdis Aziziderouei
Mahdis AzizideroueiProgram: Master's in Kinesiology, Lakehead University
Nathaniel Barnett
Nathaniel BarnettProgram: Master's in Interdisciplinary Health
Nathaniel’s thesis is entitled, “Mino-nokiiwin: Towards an Understanding of Indigenous Occupational Health and Safety Experiences in Northern Ontario”. His research is based on a community based participatory approach, led by a steering committee with representatives from each community they are working with. They conducted focus groups to gain insight into Indigenous occupational health and safety experiences. Themes were developed in discussion with the steering committee and focus groups. Nathaniel’s supervisors are Dr. Nancy Lightfoot, Dr. Darrel Manitowabi, and Dr. Leigh MacEwan.
Rebecca Bond
Rebecca BondProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Rebecca is a Masters in Human Kinetics student under the supervision of Dr. Alison Godwin.
Jacob Bonin
Jacob BoninProgram: Master in Human Kinetics
The Northern Ontario Francophone population has been found to experience poorer health outcomes than the general population. Ensuring the health of this minority population involves an exploration of French speaking physicians available. Jacob’s research focuses on patient-provider communication, which is a fundamental aspect in providing high quality health services. The aim of Jacob’s study is to determine if NOSM graduates with French language competency were practicing in Francophone communities. Jacob’s supervisor is Dr. Alain Gauthier.
Josée Cormier
Josée CormierProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Josée’s Major Paper is on “Paired Comparison Study to Determine the Impact of Rotated Neck/Trunk Posture Combined with Vibration Exposure on Seated Comfort”. Her supervisors are Dr. Tammy Eger and Dr. Katie Goggins.
Jonah D'Angelo
Jonah D'AngeloProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Jonah is currently working on validating the Remote First Aid Self-Efficacy Scale (RFA SES) for use in Remote Worksites. The purpose of developing the RFA SES is to provide an effective tool for: (1) evaluation of wilderness first aid and other types of emergency care training designed for remote geographies, communities, and worksites; and (2) reflection by training participants so they can self-assess their beliefs, confidence, and capacity to respond. Jonah is currently focused on testing the scale’s validity, reliability and dimensionality. Jonah’s supervisor is Dr. Stephen Ritchie.
Caroline Dignard
Caroline DignardProgram: PhD in Rural and Northern Health
Caroline is part of the Mining Mental Health research team looking to better understand the current state of mental health and well-being of miners in Ontario. The study also seeks to identify predictors and barriers to mental health in this workplace, predictors of mental health-related absenteeism, as well as facilitators and barriers to return-to-work following a leave of absence.
Amy Doan
Amy DoanProgram: PhD in Human Studies
Amy is investigating the possible effect of inconsistent medical device user interface designs on nurse performance. Her research seeks to determine if inconsistent medical user interfaces for the same medical devices lead to an increase in cognitive load, task completion times, and errors for affected nurses.
Tim Doan
Tim DoanProgram: PhD in Human Studies
Tim’s research looks at evaluating the effectiveness of several consumer-level digital displays against head-mounted displays. He is also examining the application and analysis of several virtual reality properties in regular usage settings.
Kimberly Friesen
Kimberly FriesenProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Kimberly’s research focused on the use of campus trails at Laurentian University by the student population. She aimed to better understand the impact of regular trail use on the mental health and well-being of university students. Kimberly spends a lot of her spare time volunteering with the “UP and Move! Walking program” at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Kimberly’s supervisor is Dr. Stephen Ritchie.
Nazanin Gholami
Nazanin GholamiProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Nazanin’s research seeks to understand environmental heat exposure amongst wildland Firefighters in Ontario with the aim to develop policy and practice to help prevent heat stress events. Nazanin’s supervisor is Dr. Sandra Dorman.
Curtis Hancock
Curtis HancockProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Curtis is investigating the effect of decreased core temperature on the signalling pathways that increase mitochondria content in the muscle either before or after exercise. He hopes to better understand how exercises combined with cold exposure can influence the increase of mitochondrial content in the body’s muscles, and lead to better health. Curtis is also identifying the impact of different cooling conditions on muscle oxygenation and aerobic contributions.
Margaret Kanya-Forstner
Margaret Kanya-ForstnerProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Margaret investigated the levels of vibration transferred from the terrain to a child riding in the back of a bicycle trailer, and if those levels put a child at an increased risk of developing a whole-body vibration-related injury. The aim of the research was to ensure bicycle trailers are as safe as they can be for children. Margaret’s supervisor was Dr. Tammy Eger.
Eyad Kinkar
Eyad KinkarProgram: PhD in Biomolecular Science
Kelsey Lefebvre
Kelsey LefebvreProgram: Master of Science in Nursing
A Registered Nurse, Kelsey’s research is looking at improving the quality of life and symptom management for adults with inflammatory bowel disease in Northern Ontario. Individuals living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experience a wide range of fluctuating symptoms with periods of remission and relapses over time that presents challenges to symptom management and can have a negative impact on quality of life. There is a lack of research exploring the lived experiences of adults with inflammatory bowel disease in Northern Ontario. More specifically, this research intends to explore the perspective of individuals in Northern Ontario who have inflammatory bowel disease to gain an understanding of what self-care means to them. Kelsey’s co-supervisors are Dr. Craig Duncan and Professor Irene Koren.
Reza Mehboob, MSc OHS, CRSP, CFIOSH
Reza Mehboob, MSc OHS, CRSP, CFIOSHPhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of New Brunswick
Sherry MongeauProgram: PhD in Interdisciplinary Health
Sherry is investigating the impact of lower back injuries and the compensation process experienced by male underground workers in Sudbury Ontario. Sherry hopes that findings from her research would be used to foster cohesive relationships with injured workers, and improve workplace policies in regards to compensations and ‘return to work’ process.
Liam Nesbitt
Liam NesbittProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Kate Posluszny
Kate PoslusznyProgram: Master of Science in Kinesiology, Lakehead University
Patrick J. Trottier
Patrick J. TrottierProgram: Master's in Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence, University of Guelph
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Désirée Quenneville
Désirée QuennevilleProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Desiree is examining the effects of different breathing styles on mental wellbeing in occupationally developed stress.
Sara T. Sayed
Sara T. SayedMaster's in Kinesiology, Lakehead University
Chelsea Sherrington
Chelsea SherringtonMaster's in Human Kinetics
For her Masters, Chelsea investigated risk factors for slips, trips and falls in northern Ontario underground mines. Findings will be shared with mining health and safety committees and personal protective equipment manufacturers with the aim to develop interventions to reduce slip, trip, and fall risk factors. Chelsea believes that education is essential for prevention, and she hopes that findings from her study can be used to help worker remain safe on the job and return home healthy.
Solange Marc St Hilaire
Solange Marc St HilaireProgram: PhD in Human Studies and Interdisciplinary Health
Emily Tetzlaff
Emily TetzlaffProgram: PhD in Human Kinetics
Dr. Mohamed Shoukri, MD, M.Sc., IBCLC, COHS
Dr. Mohamed Shoukri, MD, M.Sc., IBCLC, COHSProgram: Master's in Interdisciplinary Health
Dr. Shoukri’s research topic is “Virtual mental health care support for Indigenous children and youth.” Dr. Shoukri’s supervisor is Dr. Nancy Young and his co-supervisor is Dr. Sylvie Larocque.
Victor Benitez Tamayo
Victor Benitez TamayoProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Lance Warwick
Lance WarwickProgram: MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph
Kelsey Whelan
Kelsey WhelanProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Kelsey recently defended her Major Paper on “Effectiveness of a Participatory Ergonomic Approach to Develop Interventions Aimed at Addressing Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk Factors within a Mine Core Shack”. Her supervisor was Dr. Tammy Eger.
Disal Wickramasinghe
Disal WickramasingheProgram: Master's in Interdisciplinary Health
Beau Williams-Orser
Beau Williams-OrserProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Beau is investigating the preparation of post-secondary outdoor leadership training programs in Canada. He aims to advance knowledge of how outdoor leadership professionals are trained at post-secondary programs in Canada, as it relates to educational outcomes, best practices, and safety in the outdoor industry. Beau believes in using outdoor adventure pursuits to improve physical, social and emotional well being, and to help us connect with nature.
Jared Whitney
Jared WhitneyProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Welsey Young
Welsey YoungProgram: Master's in Engineering (Mining-Mechanical)
Azin Zargham
Azin ZarghamProgram: Master's in Human Kinetics
Azin’s supervisor is Dr. Sandra Dorman.
Andrew ZarnkeProgram: PhD in Human Kinetics
Xiaoke Zeng
Xiaoke ZengProgram: PhD in Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto
Parastou Zerangsangarolia
Parastou ZerangsangaroliaProgram: PhD in Human Kinetics