Zohreh Zadeh has studied and written on a wide range of topics directly relevant to learning and mental health in young and school-aged children, including English as a second language (ESL) learning, literacy, the impacts and challenges of immigration, parenting, behaviour problems in children and adolescents, early childhood learning, and academic achievement. Her work has been undertaken in the context of theoretically driven studies shared primarily within the scientific community, and in the context of more applied research prepared for policy makers, practitioners, and even the general public. Dr. Zadeh has published her findings in a number of highly regarded scientific journals and presented at several scientific conferences, and has also written policy-oriented papers and reports as well as presented at several policy conferences. In her more than 15 years of research experience, Dr. Zadeh has led several large scale and longitudinal research projects.
Dr. Zadeh is an expert in designing and implementing quantitative research and in evaluation methodologies. She makes regular use of state-of-the-art statistical procedures such as modeling, and has in-depth understanding of computer programs used to conduct multivariate, multi-level, growth curve, and latent growth curve analyses, as well as structural equation modeling (HLM, Lisrel, Mplus, SAS, and SPSS). Furthermore, she has extensive experience working with large databases, including the NLSCY and the NICHD.
Dr. Zadeh holds a Ph.D. degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Toronto. Following completion of her PhD, she pursued post-doctoral studies in Applied Developmental Psychopathology of Children and Adolescents at the University of Toronto and York University. Dr. Zadeh is fluent in English, Persian (Farsi).