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Lori Bradford PhD Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in Social and Cultural Decision Making in Engineering Design Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development

Room 2A20.1, Engineering Building
57 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5A9

Research Area(s)

  • Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  • Engaged Scholarship
  • Social and Cultural Impact Assessment
  • Water Empathy and Policy
  • Community-Driven Co-Design


Ph.D. (Social Psychology), Lincoln University, New Zealand

M.E.S., Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON

Honours B.Sc. (Biochemistry, Minor in English), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Selected Publications

McDonald, G.W., Bradford, L., Neapetung, M., Osgood, N.D., Strickert, G., Waldner, C.L., Belcher, K., McLeod, L. and Bharadwaj, L., (2022). Case Study of Collaborative Modeling in an Indigenous Community. Water, 14(17), p.2601.


Bradford, L., Thapa, A., Duffy, A., Hassanzadeh, E., Strickert, G., Noble, B., & Lindenschmidt, K. E. (2020). Incorporating social dimensions in hydrological and water quality modeling to evaluate the effectiveness of agricultural beneficial management practices in a Prairie River Basin. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27(13), 14271-14287.


Bradford, L., Chun, K. P., Bonli, R., & Strickert, G. (2019). Does engagement build empathy for shared water resources? Results from the use of the interpersonal reactivity index during a mobile water allocation experimental decision laboratory. Water, 11(6), 1259.


Bradford, L. E., Vogel, T., Lindenschmidt, K. E., McPhedran, K., Strickert, G. E., Fonstad, T. A., & Bharadwaj, L. A. (2018). Co-design of water services and infrastructure for Indigenous Canada: A scoping review. Facets, 3(1), 487-511.


Mantyka-Pringle, C. S., Jardine, T. D., Bradford, L., et al. (2017). Bridging science and traditional knowledge to assess cumulative impacts of stressors on ecosystem health. Environment International, 102, 125-137.