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Richard Volpe

Professor (CSE/DPE)

Projects Director, Life Span Adaptation Projects

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study

Room 309
Tel: 416-934-4511
Fax: 416-934-4500

: https://wordpress.oise.utoronto.ca/richardvolpe



  • Human development
  • Self-concept
  • Social cognition
  • Family relations
  • School/ community interface
  • Evaluation research
  • Qualitative methods
  • Intentional child abuse
  • Unintentional injury prevention
Richard Volpe

Research Interests


My research addresses how early experience impacts on later life. Current investigations of life span development include adult falls in midlife, community-based broad spectrum head & spinal cord injury prevention, youth identity, theory-practice connections, and integrated services.


Applied/Clinical Interests

The primary prevention of intentional (abuse) and unintentional injury.

Representative Publications

Volpe, R. (2010). The Secure Child: Timeless Lessons In Parenting And Childhood Education. Information Page Publishing, Charlotte, NC.

Lewko, J., & Volpe, R. (2009). Learning to Work Safely: A Guide for Managers and Educators. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC.

Volpe, R. & Lewko, J. (2008). The prevention of sports injury (In process)

Volpe, R. & Lewko, J. (2008). Science and sustainability in the prevention of serious injury (In process)

Volpe, R. & Lewko, J (2006) Sourcebook of evidence-based practices in the prevention of severe injuries. Submitted to Oxford University Press.

Volpe, R. , Talwar, S., & Hunter, A. (2006). Juvenile Prostitution in Toronto. Toronto: SEEACT

Volpe, R. & Lewko, J (2006). Road-related neurotrauma and road safety: Opportunities and challenges for prevention science ( revised for 2007) To be submitted

Volpe, R. & Lewko, J. (2006). Preventing neurotrauma: A casebook of evidenced based practices, Toronto: ONF. Under review by Elsevier Press.

Volpe, R., Lewko, J.H., & Batra, A. (2002). A compendium of effective, evidence-based best practices in prevention of neurotrauma. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.















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