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.







 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.




Scott Veldhuizen is a research methodologist who works at both the INCH lab and at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. He has a B.A. in Classical Civilization and Economics from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. in Applied Health from Brock University (he is currently a PhD student in the same program). Scott is involved in research in several areas, including developmental delay in children, the epidemiology of psychiatric and substance use disorders among adults, and interventions for homeless people with mental illness. He is also an adjunct assistant professor in the McMaster Department of Family Medicine.