Dr. Valiquette L'Heureux holds a PhD in public administration, organizational theory and public management stream. She specializes in crisis management and risk governance within public networks. Her research focuses on public ethics, evaluation capacity building, and industrial catastrophes' prevention policies.
The results of her research projects pertaining to critical infrastructures resilience were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Journal of Contingencies and Crisis management, International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, Int. J. Risk Assessment and Management.
From 2015 to 2017, Dr. Valiquette L'Heureux collaborated to Canada's research chair on governance and transformation of health care organizations (GETOSS). She contributed to an innovation management evaluation mandate in 2014 for the Governance Research Center (CERGO) and co-authored numerous program evaluations. Her doctoral thesis, published in 2016, was on the topics of Lac-Mégantic rail catastrophe and the Atrophy of vigilance in the public sector.
Dr. Valiquette L'Heureux was awarded a doctoral fellowship of the Government of Québec's Research Fund - Society and Culture (FQRSC) in 2011. She is recipient of the 2013 Gérard-Bergeron Award and of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration's 2016 Innovative Theoretical Contribution Award for the modeling of the dynamism of weak signals of crisis' management and detection.