Emma Irvin

Director, Research Operations, Institute for Work & Health

Activity Area - Knowledge Synthesis

Emma Irvin is the director of Research Operations at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), where she also oversees IWHI’s Evidence Synthesis Program, one of the Institute's key research programs. She also has an adjunct appointment with the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Toronto. Irvin is lead of IDEA’s Knowledge Synthesis Activity Area.

Irvin’s research focuses on the methodology and conduct of literature reviews, from systematic reviews to environmental scans. She teaches systematic review methods in a number of forums and has developed signature literature review methodologies for IWH.

Irvin has a BA from the University of Toronto.

“My career has focused on bringing the best available evidence to employers, workers, workplace health professionals and policymakers to improve the health of working people through the creation of evidence syntheses. I am excited by the goal of the IDEA initiative as I feel it aligns with my work by advancing employment outcomes for persons with disabilities in practical and applied formats.”