Research fellows

CFYS Research Fellows standing on the steps at University House 3
CFYS works with UVic faculty members from a variety of departments who share interest in youth and family well-being.

CFYS is glad to work with a variety of UVic faculty members who share interest in youth and family well-being. Our Research Fellows include members from the faculties of Social Sciences, Education, and Human and Social Development. 

Name
Research Interests
Contact 
Assistant Professor, Additional Language Learning, Curriculum and Instruction 
TESOL/applied linguistics; language socialization; second-language writing; Chinese as an additional language; internationalization of higher education; case study as a research method
Assistant Professor
Child and Youth Care
child and youth development and social policy; narrative approaches to violence prevention and peacebuilding; youth mental health; digital ecologies of youth and culture; ethics; Indigenous health and education; youth and sexual health; migration and displacement; critical, anti-oppressive, and decolonial praxis
Professor
Nursing
knowledge translation; health education; adolescent critical media health literacy and gender; qualitative inquiry
Professor
Faculty of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

adolescent literacy; health literacy; media education; visual literacy

Professor
Sociology
midwivery, maternity care; health of vulnerable populations; female adolescents confronting health stigmas; youth who are homeless

Associate Professor and Department Chair
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
Integral Psychology; military and civilian trauma; post traumatic stress disorder; group counselling; counsellor training/education

Associate Professor
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
learning and development in early childhood; elementary education; self-regulation and emotion regulation in early/middle childhood; play therapy; special education and the inclusion of exceptional learners

Associate Professor
Psychology
family psychology; immigration and acculturation; developmental disabilities; children, youth, and family therapy

 

Associate Professor
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
servant-leadership-followership; educational history; organizational change; school governance & administration; Icelandic culture

 

David de Rosenroll
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
trauma healing; Indigenous healing approaches  
Associate Professor
Psychology
divorce, custody & parenting; child & adolescent psychopathology; child & family adjustment

 

Professor
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
ecopsychology; spirituality; Indigenous forms of counselling; working with residential school survivors; group dynamics  
Professor
Physical Education co-ordinator
curriculum and instruction in physical education; evaluation of student achievement; pedagogical issues in physical activity and health; girls and physical education; inclusive pedagogy  
Associate Professor
Psychology
personal goals and values (as the core of self-identity); psychological well-being

 

Associate Professor, Child and Youth Care
adventure program risk management, outdoor behavioural healthcare, place- and land-based learning

Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
cognitive and linguistic aspects of reading and writing; spelling and writing difficulties: writing disorders; learning disabilities: Assessment and intervention; school psychology: professional practice; special education service delivery

 

Myer Horowitz
Adjunct Professor   
early childhood development, education, policy 

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sociology
marginalized populations; low-prestige occupations; intimate partnerships; street-involved youths' health

 

Professor
Psychology
social-cognitive development; indigenous health; indigenous epistemologies and post-secondary education; identity development

 

Professor
Psychology
adolescent parenting; emerging adulthood; adolescent depression; resilience in high-risk youth; prevention of peer victimization in elementary school children

 

Psychology attention and executive function; assessment in school psychology and neuropsychology; intervention and rehabilitation of cognitive processes; special education  
Associate Professor and Associate Director
Undergraduate Education
premature infants; substance use during pregnancy; adolescent pregnancy and parenting; nursing leadership;

 

Professor
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
life-career development and counselling for children, youth and adult; developmental transitions and Adolescent identity development; counselling for Indigenous and other cultural groups; counsellor training and supervision; counsellor skill & identity development 

 

Associate Professor
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
inclusive education; teacher education; role of assistive and digital technologies in supporting learning; enhancing the effectiveness of online instruction and learning; qualitative inquiry
social justice leadership, including democratic, distributed, and teacher leadership; civic and social justice learning, including situated- and/or place-based learning; women and gender in leadership; educational leaders as allies and advocates
Assiociate Professor
Science Education and Research Methodologies
measurement and evaluation; using data analysis to help teachers and students in the classroom

Mandeep Mucina
Professor, Department of Sociology
research and community based initiatives that work towards ending violence against women as well as teaching in the social work discipline

Professor
Psychology
development of executive function and self-regulation; contribution of communication to the development of executive function; development of embodied cognition; nature-based education and self-regulation

 

Assistant Professor
Curriculum & Instruction
literacy teaching and learning; 21st century literacies; curriculum theory and design; young adult literature and media

 

Professor
Exercise Science
Physical and Health Education 
socio-ecological and setting-based approaches to health promotion; obesity and chronic disease prevention; dissemination, knowledge translation/exchange; implementation and organizational capacity

 

Associate Professor and Associate Director
Research and Scholarship Nursing Public Health and Social Policy
health equity; strengthening public health services; determinants of inequalities; addictions; homelessness

 

Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
international student transition and adjustment; relational connections and disconnections in cultural transitions; strengths and successes of international students and alumni; career transitions; canadian trauma therapists and international work

 

Professor Emeritus
Curriculum and Instruction 
literacy; intercultural education and training; obesity in young children; childrens' language development;

 

Assistant Professor, Music Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Music education, Rural education, Social capital, Place-based and place-conscious education, Praxial music education philosophy, Critical pragmatism, Integrating Indigenous knowledge and perspectives in music education ​

Professor
Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
exercise adherence; intervention strategies to promote physical activity; social cognitive theories of exercise behaviour change; personality and exercise behaviour; exercise and quality of life outcome research

 

Associate Professor
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
siblings of young murder victims; psychosocial adjustment to brain injury; meaning and quality of life in the face of loss and grief; caregiver-infant joint attention; counsellor-client joint attention

 

Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
promoting health among people with special needs and children through physical activity; motor skills in young children; electronic portfolios

 

Assistant Professor
Psychology
suicide and self-harming behaviours; behavioural psychology; eating disorders; substance abuse; agression

 

Associate Professor
Youth and Child Care
youth suicide prevention; critically informed, relational approaches to inquiry; youth perspectives; alternatives to the standardized, expert-driven, one-size-fits-all, risk factor based approach to youth suicide prevention