Welcome to the Life Span Adaptation Projects at the University of Toronto

Richard Volpe

Dr. Richard Volpe is a Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto; Professor at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, OISE/UT; and Projects Director, Life Span Adaptation Projects, University of Toronto. Currently he is a member of the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre Advisory Committee, and a Fellow of the American Ortho-Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Volpe received his PhD from the University of Alberta. He was a Laidlaw Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children and the Clark Institute of Psychiatry (CAMH).

Previously Dr. Volpe acted as Director of the Dr. R.G.N. Laidlaw Research Centre, University of Toronto; Chair of the Institute for the Prevention of Child Abuse; Co-Chair of Justice for Children and Youth; Director of the Laidlaw Foundation Conceptual Elaboration and Program Evaluation Unit; and Senior Evaluation Expert for the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). He was also a member of the Graduate Department of Community Health and the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto.

“As Projects Director of Life Span Adaptation Projects, my research interests address applications of prevention science, knowledge mobilization, and the promotion of evidence-informed practice. I have written and spoken extensively on both intentional and unintentional injury.”
Richard Volpe

Contact information:

Richard Volpe, PhD
Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto
45 Walmer Road, Room 309
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2X2
email: richard.volpe@utoronto.ca
office telephone: 416-934-4511
fax: 416-934-4500