January 25 has become synonymous with the discussion around mental health in Canada and eliminating associated stigma. Carleton experts are available to speak to the media about a number of subjects related to mental health and wellness.

If you are interested in speaking with an expert below, please feel free to reach out to them directly. If you require other assistance, please email Steven Reid, Media Relations Officer, at steven.reid3@carleton.ca.

Argel Aguilar-Valles
Professor, Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University

Email: Argel.AguilaValles@carleton.ca

Aguilar-Valles is available to discuss stress and its impact on mental health, as well as treatments for depression, autism, and schizophrenia.

The Aguilar-Valles Lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms that underlie psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders using a combination of models to understand how genetic risk factors contribute to mental illness.

For more on Aguilar-Valles visit: https://carleton.ca/neuroscience/profile/argel-aguilar-valles/

Rachel Buxton
Professor, Department of Biology at Carleton University

Email: Rachel.buxton@carleton.ca

Buxton is available to discuss how soothing nature sounds can reduce stress and benefit individual mental health.

Buxton’s main research interests include soundscapes, seabird ecology, ecological restoration, and systematic conservation planning.

For more on Buxton visit: https://carleton.ca/biology/people/rachel-buxton/

Linda Duxbury
Professor, Sprott School of Business at Carleton University

Email: linda.duxbury@carleton.ca

Duxbury is available to discuss issues relating to work-life balance, and the impact of COVID on employee mental health.

Duxbury has been studying the impact of COVID-19 on employee well-being since March 2020. In partnership with the Ontario Mental Health Association and the Canadian Association of Police, Duxbury has conducted interviews with working parents, which has allowed her team to track the impact of COVID-19 and the various government interventions on employee well-being over time.

For more on Duxbury visit: https://sprott.carleton.ca/profile/linda-duxbury/

Media Contact
Steven Reid (he/him)
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 in
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