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Christopher McLeod

Christopher McLeod

Associate Professor

Head, Occupational and Environmental Health Division

Program Director, MSc in Occupation and Environmental Health (OEH) 

Co-Director, Partnership for Work, Health and Safety



2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Dr. McLeod’s research focuses on the evaluation of occupational health policies and practices and on the causes and consequences of work-related injury and disease.

Current areas of research include an assessment of the effectiveness of occupational health and safety management systems on work injury; and national and international comparative work with jurisdictions in Ontario, Manitoba, Australia, and New Zealand. More broadly, his research explores how institutional and economic structures across countries affect health and health inequalities over the working life course, using high quality comparable longitudinal data from representative economies to examine the relationship between employment and working conditions and worker health within and across countries.

His work examining the relationship between unemployment and health, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, has been recently published in the Annual Review of Public Health and the American Journal of Public Health.


  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award, 2016 to 2021
  • Early Career Scholar, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
  • CIHR New Investigator Award, 2013
  • PhD, Population and Public Health, University of BC
  • MA, Economics, McMaster University

SPPH 564 | Advanced Topics in Occupational and Environmental Health

Graduate student opportunities

PhD and Masters research opportunities are available under Chris’s supervision in the following areas: evaluation of occupational health and safety policies and programs, comparative analysis of OHS and workers compensation systems nationally and internationally, and the determinants of and consequences of occupational injury or disease. A research stipend may be available depending on the topic. Interested students should contact Chris with a CV and statement of interest.