Conference Speakers

Paula Allen

Global leader, Research and Total Well-Being, TELUS Health

Paula Allen is the Global Leader, Research and Total Well-being at TELUS Health (formerly LifeWorks). In this role she manages the research agenda for TELUS Health, which includes primary research, exploratory data science, research collaborations and meta-analyses. Her focus is on discovering defining and communicating industry trends; service development that aligns with emerging market needs; and supporting TELUS Health’s clients with insights and data-driven decision guidance.

Paula is a well-recognized expert in all areas of workplace mental health, learning strategies, disability management and drug plan management. She is a sought-after speaker by media, organizations, and conferences for her knowledge and expertise in current issues and the future direction of health, wellbeing, productivity, and related risk management.

Paula is a member of the Women’s College Hospital’s Board of Directors; on the technical committee for the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace; on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Club of Toronto; a member of the One Mind at Work Guiding Council; a member of the Virtual Learning Advisory Board consulting to the public sector’s post-secondary on-line learning strategy; and a Civic Action Diversity Fellow mentor. She was also Co-chair of Civic Action’s Champions Council on workplace mental health; was a member of the Income Security Working Group providing advice to the Ontario Government on issues relating to disability and income support; and sits on several research and strategy advisory boards that address issues ranging from e-mental health solutions to substance abuse in the workplace.

Paula completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Toronto in psychological research and neuropsychological testing and clinical intervention. She has more than 20 years of experience relating to workplace research, product development and operational leadership that spans the range of EFAP, Workplace Learning, Attendance and Disability Management and Health and Benefits Consulting.