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Principal Investigator

Rosemary LysaghtRosemary Lysaght is an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and Chair of the Occupational Therapy program. She has been researching social enterprise as a means of employment integration for close to 10 years as part of her broader research on employment, social inclusion, and disability.


Kathy L. BrockDr. Kathy L. Brock is a Professor, School of Policy Studies and cross-appointed to the Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University. She is the former President of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, and former National Research Chair for the Institute of Programs in Public Administration. She has published books, academic articles and reports on the non-profit sector, Canadian and comparative politics and government, federalism and constitutional matters, Aboriginal governance and issues and the judiciary and the executive. She has been active in public affairs as a nonpartisan advisor to federal, provincial and territorial governments, political parties, an Aboriginal organization, and non-profit organizations. A dedicated professor, she received the 2008 Pierre De Celles IPAC Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration and the 2009 Frank Knox Award (Queen’s University) for Teaching Excellence (Queen’s).

Terry KrupaDr. Terry Krupa is Professor Emerita in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University. Her program of research has focused on enabling the full occupational and community participation of people with disabilities, and in particular those who experience mental illness. This has included the study of the lived experience of people with mental illness in important domains of daily life - work, school, home and family. It has also included the study of models and approaches to enable participation of those who experience high levels of social marginalization.

Kelley PackalenKelley Packlen, PhD is an Associate Professor of Strategy, Organization and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University. Kelley’s main research interests focus on integrity in post-secondary education as well as in nascent entrepreneurs and their firms. She has also done research on how career histories of founders may influence firm level outcomes. Kelley teaches courses in strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation and social innovation..

Lori RossDr. Lori Ross is an Associate Professor in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Lori conducts community-based, mixed methods research in partnership with communities that experience marginalization, with a particular focus on LGBTQ2S+ communities and consumer/survivor communities.

Michael RoyMichael Roy, PhD is Professor of Economic Sociology and Social Policy at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, based in Glasgow, Scotland. His main research interests are in the health and well-being impacts of social enterprises, particularly in relation to how they can address local social vulnerabilities that we know harm the health of individuals and communities. He has also published extensively on social enterprise ‘ecosystems’ and on social innovations such as Social Impact Bonds.

Work Integration Social Enterprise Research Project