Devon Atherton

Devon Atherton


Honours Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management; International Studies Focus
Minoring in Neuroscience and mental Health, Carleton University

Devon has many interests surrounding migration and displacement, but is most recently refining her research areas to focus on refugee health and disaster management. She also hopes to continue pursuing her passion for neuroscience and mental health through an integrated approach to migration-related issues; taking policy and research implications from the epigenetic and chemical changes that may stem from the experienced trauma of displacement. 

Devon is currently working on an FPA/OVPRI research project that assesses transitional healthcare for Syrian refugees in Ottawa, and hopes to help inform policy makers and help make the resettlement process as smooth as possible.