Dr. Susan Bartels
Dr. Bartels is a practicing emergency room physician who is actively involved in global health research, primarily in conflict and disaster affected areas of the world. Her research aims to improve the science and practice of delivering humanitarian aid and her current focus is the impact of war on the health of women and children. Dr. Bartels has completed projects in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Asia and currently holds funding from the World Bank Group / Sexual Violence Research Initiative, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and ELRHA.
Reshma Parvin Nuri
Reshma Parvin Nuri is currently pursuing a PhD in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. Her doctoral research examines how the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is working to meet the needs of children with disabilities (CWDs) and their families in order to ensure their fundamental human rights and dignity. Ms. Nuri has several years of professional experience in working with CWDs and their families as a physiotherapist and researcher. She also worked two years as a Gender Coordinator and Internal Evaluator in an international development project supported by the government of Canada prior to immigrating to Canada.
Her dissertation title is: Policy to practice: what works to meet the needs of families of children with disabilities in Bangladesh