Paula Allen is the Vice-President of Research and Integrative Solutions at Morneau Shepell Ltd. In this role, Paula focuses on the current, emerging and most complex issues that have the greatest impact on workplace health, health cost and productivity. She is also a well-recognized expert in workplace mental health, disability management and drug plan management. Paula works directly with many of Canada's leading organizations, is co-chair of Civic Action's Champions Council on workplace mental health, and sits on several research and strategy advisory boards that address issues ranging from e-mental health solutions to substance abuse in the workplace. She has more than 20 years of experience relating to workplace research, product development and operational management that spans the range of EFAP, Attendance and Disability Management and Health and Benefits Consulting. Paula frequently speaks at major conferences, and is often sought out by the national media for her knowledge and expertise in current issues and the future direction of workplace health, productivity and related risk management.