Research

Critical Social Work

Faculty Research Interests

Prevention and intervention research with children and youth in multicultural and Aboriginal schools and communities, development of interventions focused on risk, resiliency and positive youth development, program evaluation of community-based organizations, large-scale community surveys. To view Dr. Wright's faculty profile page, please click here

Primary healthcare, mental health, interdisciplinary collaboration, men in caregiving roles. To view Dr. Ambrose-Miller's faculty profile page, please click here

Gender based violence in heterosexual and 2SLGBTQ+ relationships; the intersection of violence against humans and animals; the human-animal bond; criminal justice; trauma informed practice; scholarship of teaching and learning

Developmental disabilities, autism, support groups, self-help groups, family support, adoptive parents of children with developmental disabilities, disability studies, universal instructional design. To view Dr. Carter's faculty profile page, please click here

Gerontology, health, mental health, process-outcome evaluation, qualitative research, theory development, epistemology. To view Dr. Damianakis' faculty profile page, please click here

Mental health, crisis intervention, first responders (paramedics, firefighters, police officers), occupational stress, alcohol and substance abuse/dependence and survey research. To view Dr. Donnelly's faculty profile page, please click here 

Social citizenship rights, comparative social policies, political economy of the welfare state, politics of austerity, structural approaches to social work and social policy, human rights, international social work and sustainable development. To view Dr. Duarte's faculty profiile page, please click here

Social epidemiology, population health inequities and injustices, and research synthesis. To view Dr. Gorey's facullty profile page, please click here 

Mental health services, consumer-survivor participation, mental illness stigma, quality of qualitative research, relationships between service users and service providers, program development and evaluation. To view Dr. Grant's facullty profile page, please click here 

Social and structural determinants of health; HIV prevention, treatment, and care; substance use and harm reduction; ethics; community-based and participatory research approaches; and governmentality studies. To view Dr. Guta's faculty profile page, please click here

Poverty and inequality, social and health policy, international social welfare with special emphasis on post-socialist countries. To view Dr. Habibov's faculty profile page, please click here

Religion/spirituality and social work practice; children's spiritual development; clinical practice, mental health, social justice. To view Dr. Kvarfordt's faculty profile page, please click here

Adolescent sexual health; gender and sexual socialization in adolescents and emerging adults, including differences across cultures; school-based sex education; arts-based interventions. To view Dr. Levin's faculty profile page, please click here

Child welfare systems and practice, Evidence-informed Practice and Decision-making, child welfare worker and organizational characteristics and functioning, decision making, ecological framework, research methodology and methods, knowledge translation, implementation science, quantitative research, statistical analyses. To view Dr. Lwin's faculty profile page, please click here

Mixed methods; family dynamics; mental health and developmental outcomes of adopted and immigrant children; refugee and newcomer families; cumulative risks and protective factors of the individual, family, and community; cross-cultural perspectives in child welfare. To view Dr. Mohanty's faculty profile page, please click here

Health communication, health promotion, mental health, adolescents, gerontology, cultural competence, acculturation, program evaluation. To view Dr. Park's faculty profile page, please click here

History and philosophy of social work and social welfare, housing policy; community organizing and development, poverty and inequality, social theory, cross-national comparisons of social welfare policy and social work practice. To view Dr. Selmi's faculty profile page, please click here

Mental Health (lateral violence/bullying), Social Determinants of Health, Participatory action research, Qualitative research, Grounded Theory, Transpersonal Counseling, Gender Studies, Indian Residential Schools: Trauma and Resilience. To view Dr. Striby's faculty profile page, please click here

Critical disability and mad studies; disability justice education; housing precarity and homelessness; social movement activism; disability inclusion, identity and culture; interdisciplinary critical theory; post-structural qualitative methods and methodologies. To view Dr. Voronka's faculty profile page, please click here

Intimate partner violence, batterer intervention program, alcohol/substance abuse and risk-reduction program, cross-cultural studies, scale development. To view Dr. Yun's faculty profile page, please click here