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

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

Preventing data fabrication in telephone survey research

The Journal of Research Administration, 2004

Research Classification

  • No classification given

Research Interests

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