Biography

Professor


BA (Texas); MA, PhD (Western)


My approaches to research questions include both quantitative and qualitative methods. My most sustained research interests are in development of positive relationships within families, prevention of family violence, and promotion of positive parenting. My current and recent research supervision reflects these concerns:


Current PsyD student, Shauna Reddin, Family Ties


Previous Honours Students:


2021: Brianna Squires, Triple P Online in Prince Edward Island


2020: Catherine Noseworthy, An Exploration of the Facilitators and Barriers to Male Caregiver Attendance in Parenting Education Sessions on Prince Edward Island


2019: Alexandra MacDonald, Increasing Father Participation in Parent Education in Prince Edward Island


2018: Selynn Butler, Facilitators and Barriers to Recruiting and Retaining Foster Parents in Prince Edward Island


2017: Grace McCarvill, Facilitators and Barriers to Triple P Implementation on Prince Edward Island


2015: Heather Tasker, Triple P and Evaluation on Prince Edward Island


2013: Elena Buliga, International Parenting Survey–Prince Edward Island: Island Parents’ Experiences and Needs


2011: Jeremy Doucette, Adolescent Boys’ Perceptions of Bullying: Promoting Empathy for Female Victims


2011: Jillian Stewart, Students Against Violence Everywhere: A Formative Evaluation


2011: Joel Wonnacott, UPEI Students’ Willingness to Intervene in Sexual Assault: Establishing Social Norms and Testing a Normative Feedback Intervention


2009: Kelsey Moore, The Experiences of Cancer Survivors as Volunteers in Cancer Support Organizations and Groups


2009: Laurette McGaughey, Non-smoking Factors: Investigating the Connection Between Non-Smoking and Low Socioeconomic Status


2006: Melissa Vloet, Cancer and Parenting: Examining Roles and Relationships from the Perspective of the Parent-Patient


2004: Denise Lubbersen, Cultural Influence on Smoking in Acadian Students


2004: Kari McArdle, Appearance- and Health-Based Messages Regarding Sun Exposure


2003: Kris Langdon, Smoking Parents’ Experiences with the Smoking Behaviour of their Adolescents


2003: Jill MacLeod, Experiences in Households which have Tried to Restrict Smoking in the Home


2002: Anna Evans, Experiences of Quitting Smoking as an Adolescent


1997: Shirliana Sherren, When do Children Come to Perceive Suntans as Attractive?


1996: Kara Griffin, Investigating the School Experiences, Perceptions, and Feelings of First-Nations Children


1995: Jocelyn Lymburner, Understanding Young Children’s Sibling Relationships in the Context of the Family Environment: Implications for Child Witnesses of Family Violence


1993: Susan Sweet, Adolescent Sibling Interactions: Are they Related to Marital Quality?


1992: Nadine DeWolfe, Children’s Understanding of Family Violence: Does Alcohol Use by the Violent Person Change their Attributions?


1991: Jacqueline Goodwin, Growing Up and Into Attitude: Experiences with Family Violence and its Effects on Adolescents’ Attitudes Toward Women and Power


1990: Mary Peters, Peer Involvement in Delinquent Activities


1990: Carey Sullivan, The Work Experiences of Adolescent Students

Recent Publications

Psychology regulators' response to the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, 2021

Regulatory resiliency

Midyear Meeting of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, 2021

Adolescents’ experiences of smoking and their transitions to motherhood

Youth & Society, 2019

Disciplinary perspectives from a (very) small jurisdiction

Midyear Meeting of the Association of State and Provincial psychology Boards, 2019

Supporting parenting to promote children’s social and emotional well-being

Canadian Journal Of Community Mental Health, 2015

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