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Chair, Department of Psychology; Associate Professor
BA, UPEI; MA, Carleton; PhD, Simon Fraser
Dr. Colleen MacQuarrie is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Prince Edward Island. Active in feminist organizations for more than 20 years, she is an academic activist and developmental health researcher whose program of research is directed to better understand the multifaceted nature of health and wellness across the lifespan and within diverse community settings. Her research integrates the perspectives of a feminist liberation psychology framework with the determinants of health to examine a range of content areas including change processes for health behaviours as well as population health interventions to better understand how environments support individuals’ and families’ health. Her collaborative approach informs critical participatory research with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, pregnant adolescents, women leaving abusive relationships, access to reproductive justice, and aboriginal communities. She teaches a range of courses from foundational through to upper level including courses in Adulthood, Aging, Qualitative Methodologies as well as Social Justice in Psychology.
- Trials and trails of accessing abortion in PEI
- Supporting the volunteer career of male hospice-palliative care volunteers
- Predictors of physical activity, healthy eating and being smoke-free in teens
- The influence of student-level normative, control and behavioral beliefs on staying smoke-free
- Beyond 'reach'
- Multifaceted nature of health and wellness across the lifespan and within diverse community settings
- Transitions in the prevention of chronic diseases
- How environments support health choices