BA (Texas); MA, PhD (Western)

My research interests are diverse, and approaches to research questions include both quantitative and qualitative methods. I am interested in development of positive relationships within families, prevention of family violence, and promotion of positive parenting. I have a longstanding involvement with social and behavioural factors in cancer, and the challenge of smoking prevention and cessation in marginalized populations, such as people living in poverty, is a current focus.

Recent Publications

Adolescents’ experiences of smoking and their transitions to motherhood

Youth & Society, 2019

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

Canadian Journal Of Community Mental Health, 2015

The International Parenting Survey–Canada

Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 2014

A comprehensive profile of health risk behaviors among students at a small Canadian university

College Student Journal, 2009


The social sciences and humanities in health research, 2005

Research Classification

  • no classification

Research Interests

  • Health psychology
  • Tobacco control
  • Sociobehavioural aspects of cancer
  • University teaching and learning
  • Family violence
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