Centre for Lifespan Development Research

The Jack and Nora Walker Canadian Centre for Lifespan Development Research is a multidisciplinary collaborative effort dedicated to studying human development across the lifespan, with special strengths in childhood and adolescence.

The Centre involves over 60 faculty members representing Social Sciences, Applied Health Sciences, Education, and Business, as well as 40 community agencies, who collaborate to investigate psychological, social, health, neurophysiological and educational aspects of life from infancy to old age.

Our major current initiative is the Brock Healthy Youth Project (BHYP), which is a collaborative effort dedicated to longitudinally examining the link between health-risk behaviours and adolescent brain development. BHYP was recently awarded $1.43M from CIHR to fund the project for the next 5 years.

The Centre houses specialized labs, observation rooms, interview and testing rooms, as well as computer labs for large-scale studies.

Knowledge translation and mobilization are very important parts of our mandate and we work to make our research openly available in a variety of formats. For example, we produce research snapshots for research being produced within the Centre. For more information on our knowledge translation and mobilization work, please contact the Centre’s Knowledge Mobilization Officer, Jayne Morrish.

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