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Director biography

Matthew Stein

Matthew Stein, Director of the Social Research Centre

Matthew Stein holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Health Studies from McMaster University and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo in the School of Public Health and Health Systems. Since joining the Social Research Centre (SRC) in Winter 2015, he has facilitated a number of research projects, primarily assisting research within the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, but also looking at university-wide research projects. Research areas he has explored while at the SRC include internal program evaluations, sexual assault and victimization, strategies for student success, university transfer credits, and wearable technologies in the workplace.

Matthew's own research explores issues with chronic pain in the workplace, but he has thoroughly enjoyed working on various research topics that extend beyond his field. One of his primary goals as Director of the SRC is to further connect with the Durham Region community and facilitate quality research to support the continued offering of social services and programming in the area. As is often the case with research, it may seem overly challenging and unapproachable for those with minimal experience in the area. Matthew hopes the SRC will be able to serve the community to help bridge the gap for those who do not have the ability to do research themselves. He also feels strongly about involving students in the work the SRC does, and believes the SRC can be a great place for mentorship and learning, while at the same time serving the university and Durham Region communities.

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