Postdoctoral fellows

Adebayo Aderounmu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: adebayo.aderounmu@ubc.ca

Dr. Adebayo Aderounmu is working on a Partnership project evaluating the effectiveness of the Certificate of Recognition (COR) audit program. Adebayo holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Queensland, Australia. Prior to joining the Partnership he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Ivey Business School at Western University, where he focused on predictive modeling for health management.

Esther Maas

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: esther.maas@ubc.ca

Dr. Esther Maas is working on a program of research on gender and the evaluation of workers’ compensation policies and programs, with a particular focus on identifying effective and cost-effective approaches in facilitating early and sustained return-to-work after work injury. Esther earned a Master’s degree (hons) in Health Sciences from the University of Maastricht, and a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the VU University in Amsterdam, both in the Netherlands. She completed her doctoral research at the VU University in the field of Health Sciences, in which she mainly focused on the cost-effectiveness of radiofrequency denervation for chronic low back pain. Her primary research interests include health technology assessment, economic evaluations, gender and health, and epidemiology, mostly related to musculoskeletal health.

Robert Macpherson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: robert.macpherson@ubc.ca

Dr. Robert Macpherson is working on two comparative projects concerning work-related injuries and return-to-work across Canadian provinces using workers’ compensation data. Robert holds an MA (hons) and MSc from the University of Dundee, and a PhD from the University of St Andrews, all in human geography. Prior to joining the Partnership, he completed his doctoral research on the labour market integration and internal migration of immigrant populations in Sweden. He has also conducted research projects on topics ranging from geographical access to higher education in rural communities, residential segregation and mobility, and international student mobility. Robert’s key strengths and interests are in applying quantitative research methods to large administrative register data.

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