Paula Allen is currently the Vice President of Research, Analytics, and Innovation for Morneau Shepell. In this role, she manages the continuum of integrated analytics, predictive modeling and data-centric products and services that support the organization and its clients. Paula’s focus is on the current, emerging and most complex issues that have the greatest impact on workplace health, cost, and productivity. She is also a well-recognized expert in workplace mental health, disability management, and drug plan management.
Paula works directly with many of Canada’s leading organizations, is co-chair of Civic Action’s Champions Council on workplace mental health, is a member of the Women’s College Hospital’s Board of Directors, was part of the Income Security Working Group providing advice to the Ontario Government on issues relating to disability and income support, and sits on several research and strategy advisory boards that address issues ranging from e-mental health solutions to substance abuse in the workplace.
Paula completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Toronto in psychological research and neuropsychological testing and clinical intervention. She has more than 20 years of experience relating to workplace research, product development and operational management that spans the range of EFAP, Attendance and Disability Management and Health and Benefits Consulting.
Paula frequently speaks at major conferences and is often sought out by the national media for her knowledge and expertise on current issues and the future direction of workplace health, productivity, and related risk management.