Directors

 
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Elizabeth Dhuey

Labour Economist

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Michal Perlman

Developmental Psychologist

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Linda White

Political Scientist

Dr. Dhuey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. Her research has been published in top economics and education journals and has been cited by the popular press, including The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, in the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and on the TV series, 60 Minutes.

Dr. Dhuey brings her background as a labour economist to assess and evaluate education and training programs attempting to increase the acquisition of human capital in response to disrupted labour markets.

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Dr. Perlman is a Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at OISE, University of Toronto. She has worked with different levels of government in Canada and the U.S. to measure and monitor early childhood education for quality improvement purposes. 

Dr. Perlman brings her experience studying educational settings and outcomes to bear on assessing the efficacy of current policies intended to support future workers.

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Dr. White is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. She has published extensively in top policy and public administration journals and is currently overseeing a SSHRC-funded research project on the politics of education policy.

Dr. White brings her expertise in education, family policies, and labour market supportive institutions to assess current policy responses to the future world of work.

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Researchers

Samantha Burns, Graduate Student   Samantha Burns is currently completing her MA in the Developmental Psychology Education program at OISE. She has expertise in survey design and implementation, conducting individual and group interviews, managing and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, report writing and presenting research results.

Samantha Burns, Graduate Student

Samantha Burns is currently completing her MA in the Developmental Psychology Education program at OISE. She has expertise in survey design and implementation, conducting individual and group interviews, managing and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, report writing and presenting research results.

Jill Furzer, Doctoral Candidate   Jill Furzer is a Ph.D. Candidate in Health Economics at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are at the intersection of health and education economics, with a focus on mental health and human capital. Her recent work focuses on in-school mental health disorder identification and the impact of childhood mental health issues on later life education and work outcomes.

Jill Furzer, Doctoral Candidate

Jill Furzer is a Ph.D. Candidate in Health Economics at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are at the intersection of health and education economics, with a focus on mental health and human capital. Her recent work focuses on in-school mental health disorder identification and the impact of childhood mental health issues on later life education and work outcomes.

Alix Jansen, Doctoral Student   Alix Jansen is currently working on her doctorate in Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her recent academic output has focused on public policy responses to precarity and unemployment, social upheaval, and, more recently, technological change.

Alix Jansen, Doctoral Student

Alix Jansen is currently working on her doctorate in Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her recent academic output has focused on public policy responses to precarity and unemployment, social upheaval, and, more recently, technological change.

 
Evelyn McMullen, Postdoctoral Researcher   Dr. McMullen is a clinical psychologist who lectures and researchers at OISE at the University of Toronto. She uses her extensive experience in coding and data collection to pursue and publish research on how best to support the healthy development of children.

Evelyn McMullen, Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. McMullen is a clinical psychologist who lectures and researchers at OISE at the University of Toronto. She uses her extensive experience in coding and data collection to pursue and publish research on how best to support the healthy development of children.

Prashant Rayaprolu, MA   Prashant is a recent graduate in Political Science from University of Toronto. He is interested in studying the labour markets, processes, politics and policy with a current focus on the impacts of technological change on work.

Prashant Rayaprolu, MA

Prashant is a recent graduate in Political Science from University of Toronto. He is interested in studying the labour markets, processes, politics and policy with a current focus on the impacts of technological change on work.

 

Staff

Beth Martin, Project Manager   Dr. Martin recently obtained her doctorate from the Department of English at the University of Toronto where her research analyzed nineteenth-century literary representations of interior living. Her work focused extensively on the social disruptions brought on by the first and second industrial revolutions, and she brings that background, as well as her expertise in writing and communication, to her role at Future Skills.

Beth Martin, Project Manager

Dr. Martin recently obtained her doctorate from the Department of English at the University of Toronto where her research analyzed nineteenth-century literary representations of interior living. Her work focused extensively on the social disruptions brought on by the first and second industrial revolutions, and she brings that background, as well as her expertise in writing and communication, to her role at Future Skills.