Ron Saunders

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Ron Saunders, is a Senior Scientist and Director of Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). He is also an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto. Ron has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

Ron joined IWH in November 2008 from Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN), where he was Vice-President of Research. Prior to his time at CPRN, Ron spent 17 years in the Ontario public service, most notably as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy, Communications and Labour Management Services in the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Ron has been leading IWH’s effort to integrate KTE into the research process through dialogue with key stakeholders on research priorities, on the framing of research questions, and on the communication of research findings. His recent research has focused on literacy and worker health and safety, worker health in non-standard employment relationships, and factors affecting the vulnerability of individual workers to work injury.

Ron will be retiring from IWH at the end of December, 2017.