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Donna S. Lero, PhD

Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work
University of Guelph
Research Fellow

Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Boston College

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.

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