Chris McLeod

Affiliated Scientist

Dr. Chris McLeod is an assistant professor in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC and the co-research lead of the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety. His research focuses on the program and policy 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; an examination of the etiology and outcomes of serious work-related injury; and national and international comparative work with jurisdictions in Ontario, Manitoba, Australia, and New Zealand.

More broadly, Chris’s research explores how institutional and economic structures across countries affect health and health inequalities over the working life course. This research uses 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. In 2013 Chris received a CIHR New Investigator Award to expand this program of research.

Key Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
  • Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health, Toronto


  • PhD (Population and Public Health), University of British Columbia
  • MA (Economics), McMaster University