Douglas brings over 7 years working experience in the non-profit sector to his role as Research Assistant with the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans (CPCoE). He holds a Bachelor of Science from McMaster University, and post-graduate certificates in Recreation Therapy from Lambton College and Autism and Behavioural Science from Mohawk College. Douglas is currently completing a Master of Public Health at the University of Waterloo.
Douglas has worked with various populations throughout his career, including seniors in the later stages of dementia, seniors with mobility challenges, individuals with autism spectrum disorder, individuals with acquired brain injury, and multiple experiences working with individuals who struggle with mental health and addictions. Douglas has also worked to provide support to organizations that help individuals with disabilities gain employment. Douglas brings a passion for helping others and a strong understanding of how research can support public health to his role.
In his spare time, Douglas enjoys running, hiking, paddleboarding and basketball. Douglas brings a goal-oriented approach to both his personal life by training to run a marathon, and his professional life by continuing to learn. Douglas looks forward to using this approach to support the research projects at the CPCoE.