Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale

Dr Eleanor Maticka-TyndaleEleanor Maticka-Tyndale, PhD, MA, BA
Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus) 
Email: maticka@uwindsor.ca



Research and Teaching Areas

Dr. Maticka-Tyndale’s research focuses on sexual rights and citizenship especially among marginalized populations and HIV prevention. She has led or co-led 31 research projects with partners in Canada, the United States, Europe, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. In her research, she uses a collaborative research model working with government, community-based and advocacy organizations, health units, and local and international non-government organizations. Her research has led to over 150 publications; development of HIV-prevention programming deployed over provinces, states, and entire countries; and has influenced changes in legislation, as well as in the delivery of sexual health services.

Recent Courses Taught

Dr. Maticka-Tyndale has taught courses in sexuality, health, and research methods both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As FAHSS Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, she has not taught courses as of late.


  • PhD (University of Calgary – Sociology)
  • MA (McGill University – Sociology)
  • BA cum laude (State University of New York at Binghamton)

Recent and Key Publications (Peer Reviewed Publications)

  • E. Maticka-Tyndale, J. Kerr, R. Mihan, & the ACBY Team (forthcoming). A Profile of the Sexual Experiences of African, Caribbean and Black Canada Youth in the Context of Canadian Youth Sexuality. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality.
  • Onokerhoraye & E. Maticka-Tyndale (in press) Research Capacity-Building and Dissemination components of the HIV Prevention for Rural Youth Project in Nigeria. In Morrison, D. (Ed.) Capacity Building Challenges in International Projects. IDRC: Ottawa, Canada.
  • J. P. Barnett & E. Maticka-Tyndale (2015) Qualitative Exploration of Sexual Experiences among Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Implications for Sex Education. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 47 (4): TK_TK, doi:10.1363/47e5715
  • E. Maticka-Tyndale (2015) Context and Social Ecology: Cornerstones of a Community Based Partnered Research Project in Kenya. In Otis, J., Bernier, M. & Levy, J.J. (Ed.) Community-Based HIV/AIDs Research: Engaging Knowledges. UQAM Press; Montreal, Que.
  • A.U. Zaidi, A. Couture, E. Maticka-Tyndale, M. Arif (2014) Ethnic Identity, Religion, and Gender: An Exploration of Intersecting Identities Creating Diverse Perceptions and Experiences with Intimate Cross-Gender Relationships Amongst South Asian Youth in Canada. Canadian Ethnic Studies, 46 (2): 27-54.
  • E. Tenkorang & E. Maticka-Tyndale (2014) Investigating the timing of first sexual intercourse in the context of the AIDS epidemic among youth in Edo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Sexual Health. 26(2), p. 136-154
  • J. Lewis, F. Shaver, & E. Maticka-Tyndale (2013)  Going ‘round Again: The Persistence of Prostitution-Related Stigma.   In van der Muellen, E, Durisin, E., & Love, V. (Ed) Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada..UBC Press: Vancouver, BC. P. 198-210.
  • E. Tenkorang & E. Maticka-Tyndale. (2013) Individual- and school-level correlates of HIV testing among secondary school students in Kenya. Studies in Family Planning. 44 (2): 169-187
  • A.U. Zaidi, A. Couture & E. Maticka-Tyndale (2013) “Should I or Should I Not?: An Exploration of Youth Asian Youth’s Resistance to Cultural Deviancy. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. doi:  10.1080/02673843.2013.836978
  • E. Maticka-Tyndale, R. Mungwete. & W. Jayeoba (2013) Replicating Impact of a Primary School HIV Prevention Programme: Primary School Action for Better Health, Kenya. Health Education Research. doi: 10.1093/her/cyt088
  • Onokerhoraye & E. Maticka-Tyndale (2012) HIV Prevention for rural youth, Nigeria: Background overview. African Journal of Reproductive Health. 16(2): 25-38.
  • Onokerhoraye & E. Maticka-Tyndale (2012) The success and challenges of implementing HIV prevention for rural youth, Edo State, Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health.16(2): 127-146.
  • E. Maticka-Tyndale (2012) Bridging theory and practice in HIV prevention for rural youth in Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health; 16(2): 39-53.
  • F. Omorodion, E. Akpede, E. Maticka-Tyndale, K.  Eghafona, & A. Onokerhoraye (2012) The use of National Youth Service Corp Members to Build AIDS Competent Communities in Rural Edo State Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health. 16(2): 71-85.
  • E. Maticka-Tyndale, (2012) Condoms in subSaharan Africa. Sexual Health.9(1): 59-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH11033
  • A.U. Zaidi, A. Couture, & E. Maticka-Tyndale (2012).  The power of technology: an exploratory qualitative analysis of how South Asian youth use technology for initiating and maintaining cross-gender relationships. South Asian Diaspora, Volume 4, No. 2. 175-194.
  • N. Dlamini, E. Maticka-Tyndale, F. Omorodion, & U. Anucha.  (2012) What does a decolonizing/decentralizing methodology in examining sexual lives entail? African Journal of Reproductive Health. 16(2): 55-70.
  • R. Arnold, E. Maticka-Tyndale, E. Tenkorang, D. Holland, A. Gaspard,  & I. Luginaah. (2012)  Two-year evaluation results of school- and community-based HIV prevention programmes in Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health. 16(2): 103-125.
  • A. Couture, A.U. Zaidi & E. Maticka-Tyndale (2012) Reflexive Accounts:  Exploring intersectionality and the fluidity of insider/outsider status on the impact on culturally and religiously sensitive post-positivist research. Qualitative Sociology Review. 3 (1).
  • J.T. Brophy, M M Keith, A Watterson, R Park, M Gilbertson, E Maticka-Tyndale, M Beck, H Abu-Zahra, K Schneider, A Reinhartz, R DeMatteo, I Luginaah (2012) Breast cancer risk in relation to occupations with exposure to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors: a Canadian case–control study. Environmental Health 2012, 11:87 open access: http://www.ehjournal.net/content/pdf/1476-069X-11-87.pdf

Grants Held as Principal Investigator:

  • Trocaire, Kenya (2013-2017). Gender-Based Violence and Stigma in Informal Settlements, Kenya. $30,200.
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2012-2015). Promoting and Owning Empowerment and Resilience among African, Caribbean and Black Youth in Windsor. $374,742.
  • Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Social Justice and Sexual Health (2002-2015). $2.8 million


  • University of Windsor (2016) Centre for Teaching and Learning's Graduate Student Supervision and Teaching Award
  • Canadian Sex Research Forum (2015) Outstanding Contributions to Research Award
  • University of Windsor (2014) Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (Established Scholars/Researchers)
  • Canadian Association for HIV Research (2009) Mark Wainberg Lecture Award
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (2006) Fellow of the Society

Academic Society Involvement:

Editorial Board Member: Journal of Sex Research, Internal Journal of Sexual Health, Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality

Society Memberships:

  • Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA)
  • Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF)
  • Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)
  • Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN)
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
  • International Academy of Sex Research (IASR)
  • Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR)



Hobbies and Interests:

Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, dogs.