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2011 Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr Robin Wright, MSW, Ph.D Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Windsor, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario Canada.
Title: Tamil Nadu
Child Health Study Phase I & II Examining the Social Determinants of
Early Child Development and their Relationship to Child Health
Date: 16th September
Venue: G37 and G38
This presentation describes the methodology and findings of a feasibility study conducted in Triuchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, S. India and four adjacent districts (2009-2010). The study based on the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) was to determine the conditions necessary to conduct a health survey to examine, socioeconomic factors interrelatedness to health status and quality of life of children and mothers and whether the implementation of this survey would be both worthwhile and feasible. Implications for establishing Phase II and III of this study will be presented in relation to survey implementation, dissemination of findings to state and local agencies and institutions, and the preconditions necessary to conduct international research between Canada and India.
Prior to taking an academic position I spent many years as a clinician and administrator in children’s services in Ontario and within the Foundation sector in Canada. Building on this experience my program of research as an academic at McGill University and the University of Windsor has involved leading research as a principal investigator, co-investigator, and co-applicant of large multi-site trials nationally and internationally focus on enhancing the well-being of vulnerable children, youth and families domestically and internationally. I teach at the undergraduate and graduate level- policy, practice and research courses.
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