Dr. Christine Laurell, PhD
Dr. Christine Laurell is an environmental health reseacher and educator who has done pioneering work investigating the role of environmental neurotoxins and inadequate nutrition in the development of learning and behavioural problems in school-age children, specifically those deemed to have ADHD. She brings over 20 years of teaching and working with children as well as studies in herbology and holistic nutrition to her current practice and research, and is committed to non-drug based approaches to dealing with childhood disorders.
Dr. Laurell is Program Director at the Canadian Centre for Functional Medicine where she conducts clinical and school-based programs, as well as research. She holds a PhD in environmental education and a post-graduate diploma from the University of Calgary, as well as a Master of Science from the University of Alberta, and undergraduate degrees in arts and special education from Acadia University, Nova Scotia, and the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. She has taught at the Université de Haute-Normandie, France, Fukushima University, Japan, the University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.