Recent & Upcoming Talks

Adapting A Cultural Theory of Risk To The Canadian Context
May 30, 2018 12:00 PM
Motivated Reasoning And Risk Management
May 16, 2018 1:30 PM
Economic Anxiety, Visible Minorities and Populism: Public Support for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Apr 5, 2018 4:45 PM
Apr 4, 2017 12:45 PM

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Introduction As Ontario voters consider their choices in municipal elections, a new report by the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP) went back in time to examine the dynamics of Waterloo’s 2010 controversial plebiscite to end fluoridation. Fluoridation is one of the modern world’s great triumphs. It safely, cheaply, equitably and effectively improves dental health and quality of life for all people, with benefits focused mostly on children and the poor.



Data, Reproducibility and Open Science

The natural and social sciences are moving more and more to requiring the sharing of code and data.


I am an avid user of the statistical software R for all my quantitative research projects.

Political Communication And Public Opinion

One of my major research interests is the field of political communication and public opinion. I have used both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the influence of patterns of communication on political outcomes.

Politics of Risk Perception

The bulk of my research since arriving at Wilfrid Laurier University has been to investigate the politics of risk perception, particularly in regards to environmental issues.