Applied Psychology and Human Development
Dr. Richard Volpe received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta. As a University of Alberta Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Glenrose Provincial Hospital, he did his dissertation research on the comparative social development of physically disabled and non-disabled children. Following this, Dr. Volpe was a Laidlaw Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children and the Clark Institute of Psychiatry. Currently, he is Professor and Projects Director, Life Span Adaptation Projects, the Laidlaw Research Centre, Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology (OISE), University of Toronto.
Previously he was Director, Dr. R. G. N. Laidlaw Research Centre, University of Toronto, Director of the Laidlaw Foundation's Evaluation and Conceptual Elaboration Unit of their Child at Risk Program, Chair of the Institute for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Co-Chair, Justice for Children and Youth, and an Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Evaluation Expert. He has also been a member of the Graduate Department of Community Health and the Institute for Life Course and Ageing University of Toronto. More recently he was Chair of the Best Practices Committee of the Provincial Advisory Committee of the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC), member of the Prevention Committee of the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and a member of the Injury Prevention Advisory Committee of the SMARTRISK Foundation. Dr. Volpe's ongoing research examines the prevention of intentional and unintentional injury and the relationship between early experience and later life.