Research Associates & Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Associates & Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Dr. Heather Clark
  • Dr. Jeffrey Graham
  • Dr. Kalpana Nair


Research Associates & Postdoctoral Fellows


Dr. Jeffrey Graham is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. He completed a PhD in Exercise and Health Psychology at McMaster University in the Department of Kinesiology. His research focused on understanding how self-control, self-regulation, and social-cognitive factors modify the performance of physical exercise. His current research is examining the impact of physical activity on executive functioning and self-regulation in children with and without neurodevelopmental disorders.




Dr. Heather Clark is a Research Associate in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. She completed her PhD in psychology with a focus on understanding developmental cascades of parenting behaviours, self-regulation, and early antisocial behaviour. Her research interests are in understanding how factors such as self-regulation interact with contextual factors (e.g., family relationships) to result in both risk and resilience. She is currently working on the Developmental Screening project.







Dr. Kalpana Nair is a Research Associate in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and joined INCH in 2014. She completed a PhD in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University that focussed on understanding interdisciplinarity in health research teams. Kalpana has worked in health research for over 15 years on a variety of studies and projects related to chronic disease management; the patient perspective; and older adults. Methodologically, Kalpana has expertise and interests in qualitative research methods, program evaluation, and implementation science. Kalpana is currently working on a project related to the development of a toolkit for early identification of potential delay in infants and children. This toolkit will eventually be utilized by early childhood educators and staff in settings where there is regular contact with families with infants and young children.