Donna S. Lero, PhD
Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work
Dr. Donna S. Lero is Professor in the Department of Family Relations at the University of Guelph and the inaugural holder of the Jarislowsky Chair in Families & Work. She leads the research agenda on Public Policies, Workplace Practices and Family Supports at the Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being, which she co-founded in 1990. Lero is recognized as a leader in Canadian research with more than 30 years experience exploring childcare, work-family, and social policy issues. Her long-standing research interests focus on how social policies and work experiences affect individual health, work-family balance and children's development. She has authored more than 30 major reports and book chapters on gender, work and family issues and is co-editor of the Handbook on Work-Family Integration: Theories, Perspectives and Best Practices (with K. Korabik and D. Whitehead) published in 2008 by Elsevier Press.