Sean Doherty

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Professor Faculty of Science Geography and Environmental Studies Waterloo, Ontario sdoherty@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 2044

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Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

Sean Doherty is a native of Kitchener-Waterloo and graduate of the universities of Waterloo (BES and MA in Geography) and Toronto (PhD Civil Engineering). He has 20+ years of teaching and research experience.

Professor Doherty loves to engage students in the classroom using novel methods...


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Bio/Research

Sean Doherty is a native of Kitchener-Waterloo and graduate of the universities of Waterloo (BES and MA in Geography) and Toronto (PhD Civil Engineering). He has 20+ years of teaching and research experience.

Professor Doherty loves to engage students in the classroom using novel methods such as team-based learning, and has led exciting field camps for students to places such as the Peru, the Rockies, and Pinery Provincial Park. He will talk your ear off about cooking, brewing and playing hockey.

Professor Doherty's research has transitioned from urban/transport to health geography. He is exploring some rather novel questions:

-Can a smartphone be a health device?
-How are parks making us healthier?
-Does your blood glucose vary over space?
-Can text messages make you eat more local foods?

He is especially interested in body-based sensors such as GPS and accelerometers, which are dramatically changing Geomatics, and leading to breakthroughs in our understanding of exposure to risks and disease.


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