University of Toronto Staff


Carol Lane is the Assistant to Dr. John Cairney at the University of Toronto. After working with John at McMaster University from 2008 to 2017 and supporting the INCH Lab since its inception, she retired; however, is now assisting John once again on a part-time basis. Thoroughly enjoying her retirement, she is keeping active with walking her handsome Golden Retriever, participating in an aquafit class 3 times a week, volunteering by providing music at a nearby nursing home, and spending time with her husband, family and friends. Life is good! 


Lubaina Mohamedali is a Research Assistant in the INCH Lab in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at U of T. She received her BA degree from York University (Psychology). In the INCH Lab, she is currently working on the Early Developmental Surveillance Initiative where she implements the Early Years Check-in tool in different early childcare settings across Ontario. She has a strong interest in cognitive and developmental psychology, with specific interests in the field of linguistics, learning, attention, and memory.


Kalpana Nair is a Research Consultant with the Early Developmental Screening Initiative. Kalpana has worked in health research for over 20 years and has expertise and interests in qualitative research methods, program evaluation, and implementation science. She has an educational background in psychology, counselling, and health research methods. Kalpana completed a PhD in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University that focused on understanding interdisciplinarity in health research teams. 





 Christine Rodriguez works at both INCH Lab locations, and is the Research Coordinator for the INCH Lab-Toronto. She has worked with Dr. Cairney since 2008 and has been involved in many different studies working with children and their families. She is interested in studies that look at child health and development, as well as physical activity, fitness and motor coordination and is involved with many of the studies conducted at both McMaster University and the University of Toronto (eg, CATCH, HEAL, Early Years Check-In tool). She received her HBSc degree from the University of Toronto (Biology and Forensic Science), and HBKin and MSc degrees from McMaster University (Kinesiology). She is currently pursuing her PhD in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto with Dr. Cairney.


 Elizabeth Vandenborn is a Research Assistant in the INCH lab at the University of Toronto. Elizabeth is currently working on the Early Development Surveillance Initiative which is focused on testing implementation of the Early Years Check-In Tool. She is also helping with the initial stages of the Sport Experience Measure for Children and Youth study which aims to create a new measurement tool for youth experience in sport. She received both her Masters of Human Kinetics (Applied Human Performance), and Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Movement Science) from the University of Windsor. She is still working on defining her specific research areas of interest and hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in the near future.




Scott Veldhuizen is a consulting methodologist who works with the INCH lab. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Health Sciences from Brock University. Scott is involved in research on developmental delay and on the epidemiology of psychiatric and substance use disorders among adults.