Speaker Profile

Eric Kennedy
Expert in

Qualitative Methods

Survey Design

Interview Design


Arizona (USA)

Eric Kennedy

Assistant Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management School of Administrative Studies, York University.


Eric Kennedy is an Assistant Professor of Disaster and Emergency Management at York University, where his research uses survey and interview-based research methods to increase disaster preparedness, help inform science policy and support public engagement with science. Currently, he is leading the national COVID-19 Social Impacts Survey in Canada, a longitudinal project tracking impacts of the coronavirus through survey and interview-based methods. He also runs an International coordination working group on best practices in COVID-19 survey research.