Prof. Kaitlyn McLachlan was interviewed in an April 10 National Post story about new study findings that up to three per cent of Canadians could have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
A professor in the Department of Psychology at U of G, McLachlan studies FASD in prison populations. She said the number of Canadians with FASD could be drastically reduced with effective policies and interventions, and that momentum is building for pertinent research.
McLachlan looks at how psychological theory can help in understanding risk factors leading to adverse outcomes for vulnerable youth. She studies risk markers for FASD, screening and diagnostic approaches, and risk and protective factors associated with the criminal justice system.