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Michael Arfken

University of Prince Edward Island
Department of Psychology   

MArfkenMichael is a professor with primary research interests  focusing on the intersection of critical social theory and phenomenology. He is particularly interested in understanding how hermeneutic phenomenology and critical social theory challenge social psychological conceptualizations of social reality. He focuses on a wide range of topics including environmentalism, gender, economics, globalization, cultural diversity, qualitative research methods, social justice, and cognitive science.

Regularly available for graduate thesis supervision, graduate training in clinical/counselling/PsyD, and serving as a reader or external examiner.

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Scott Greer

SGreer-150x150Scott is a professor at UPEI in Charlottetown. His main research interests include historical, theoretical, and philosophical issues in psychology. Recent research has been in the area of critical history and historiography of psychological theory and practice, including a genealogical approach to the measurement of the self and self-esteem.

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Colleen Macquarrie

CMacQuarrie-150x150Colleen is a professor at UPEI in Charlottetown. 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. 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.
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Nia Phillips

University of Prince Edward Island
Department of Psychology 

NPhillips-e1494801442228-150x150Nia is a professor and her research focuses on the inextricable link between self and society. Recognizing that individuals are products of their cultural world while simultaneously acting as agents in shaping that world, she considers various means by which people reproduce, reject, and/or alter mainstream realities, including: gender identity, definitions of sexism, expressions of sexuality and sexual identity, perceptions of gender-based violence, political engagement, and the production of creative texts.

Regularly available for undergraduate and graduate thesis supervision, graduate training in clinical/counselling/PsyD, serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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Nova Scotia

Mary Delaney

MDelaney-e1494801503749-150x150Mary is a professor at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. Mary’s research areas share a focus of the interpersonal messages and intrapersonal dynamics surrounding a silencing of the self, particularly the developmental processes that make youth especially vulnerable to this silencing. Her research includes body image, placed in a sociocultural context, for both men and women. She also evaluates the effectiveness of community level sexual health interventions (e.g., school-based health clinics) on issues central to health policy, particularly a decline in teen pregnancy, and coercion in dating and risk-taking.
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New Brunswick

Michelle Lafrance

St. Thomas University
Department of Psychology

MLafrance-150x150Michelle’s research and teaching interests are rooted in critical, postmodern, and feminist approaches, exploring the social construction of distress and wellbeing. She has published and presented in the areas of women’s experiences of depression, self-care, informal caregiving, leisure, and sexuality, including critical explorations of the DSM and the medicalization of women’s distress. Her most recent work is in the area of caregiving for older adults.

Regularly available for undergraduate thesis supervision and serving as a reader or external examiner.

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Carmen Poulin

University of New Brunswick
Department of Psychology

CPoulin-150x150Carmen is a professor at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Her research focuses on the social organization of the everyday life of women and marginalized individuals in particular institutions, and the cognitive schemata and coping strategies they use to make sense of, and deal with, their reality. The epistemological tradition that guides Carmen’s research is based on a feminist understanding of the social world, and centrally situates the experience of marginalized groups. Carmen has been particularly interested in the following areas: women in non-traditional work place (e.g., Female firefighters), Sexualities (e.g., Lesbians and gays in the military forces), Ageing in place (e.g., 90+ year old individuals living independently in their own home), and the role and place of (feminist) women in the History of Psychology.

Regularly available for undergraduate thesis supervision, serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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Monica Steltzl

MStelzl-150x150.jpgMonika is a professor at St.Thomas in Fredericton. Her research interests include the examination of the construction of sexuality knowledge, women’s accounts of sexual pleasure, and migration processes. She regularly teaches courses in the areas of human sexuality and social influence.
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Quebec

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Ontario

Paula Barata

PBarata-150x150.jpgPaula is a professor at the University of Guelph. Her research deals with the psychosocial determinants that influence women’s health and wellbeing. In particular, she is interested in how women are broadly impacted by sexual and physical violence, and what we can do to ameliorate that violence. She has worked on projects dealing with the evaluation and implementation of a sexual assault prevention program, housing discrimination against battered women, and the evaluation of a program for children who have witnessed intimate partner violence, as well as working on the incorporation of HPV technologies into cervical cancer prevention.

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Zhipeng Gao

American University of Paris
Department of Psychology, Health and Gender

Webp.net-resizeimageZhipeng Gao is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Health and Gender at the American University of Paris. Having received MA, PhD and postdoctoral training in Toronto and Vancouver, he continues his ties with Canada through research and collegial activities. He is currently studying Chinese immigrants’ identity, belonging, and mental health. He applies interdisciplinary methods to situate these phenomena in (de)globalization, (trans)nationalism, and racial justice. These political threads connect Gao’s current project with his previous ones which were concerned with the role of psychology in China’s communist movement, Cold War, and post-communist reform.

Regularly available for graduate thesis supervision and serving as a reader or external examiner.

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Leeat Granek

York University
Department of Psychology

IMG_3067Leeat is a critical health psychologist and an Associate Professor in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University in Toronto, Canada. In this capacity, she is conducting research on the quality of care and the psychosocial determinants of health in cancer patients, their families, and their professional and personal caregivers using qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Her main areas of research are on the emotional well-being of healthcare professionals and the impact this has on the quality of care that patients receive. Other areas of expertise include: grief and loss, psycho-oncology, women’s health, and qualitative methodologies.

Regularly available for graduate thesis supervision, post doc supervision, co-supervision for graduate training in clinical/counselling/PsyD, serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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Maria Gurevich

MGurevich-150x150Maria Gurevich is a professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her research examines the ways that popular and scientific discourses about sexuality intersect with people’s everyday experiences, with negotiations of sexual (im)possibilities and (dis)pleasures at the core. This work interrogates normative assumptions about sexual health, agency, desire, and relationship conduct, based on privilege, power, and access. A central line of research addresses the role of sexual technologies in sexual expectations and practices (e.g., pornography, sexual enhancement medication, sexual expert advice, and digital dating).
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Colleen Loomis

Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfred Laurier University
School of International Policy and Governance

CLoomis-150x150Colleen Loomis is an associate professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada). Her expertise is in research methods and tools for improving education quality, examining international relations, and analyzing public policy. She collaborates on research with government and non-governmental organizations in Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States.

Regularly available for graduate thesis supervision, post doc supervision, supervision for practicum placements in public policy positions, serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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Kieran O’Doherty

University of Guelph
Department of Psychology

KODohertyKieran is a professor and his research involves qualitative and theoretical methods applied to social issues. He focuses mainly on the social aspects of health, and ethical implications of science and technology. He also has a strong interest in public deliberation as a method for involving broader publics in research and the development of qualitative methods in psychology, across a range of topics.

Regularly available for undergraduate and graduate thesis supervision, post doc supervision, serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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Michael Pettit

York University
Department of Psychology

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Michael Pettit is a professor at York University in Toronto. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of critical psychology, the history of the human sciences, and Science & Technology Studies. He has written about the public understanding of psychology, the relationship between comparative psychology and sexology, and the rise of affect theory in psychology and beyond. He also has a reflexive interest in research methods, examining the history of psychology’s ethics and methods while drawing upon both archival and digital methods for conducting historical research.

Regularly available for undergraduate and graduate thesis supervision, and serving as a reader or external examiner.

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Carla Rice

University of Guelph
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

CarlaDr. Carla Rice is the Tier I Canada Research Chair in Feminist Studies and Social Practice in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph. She is an internationally known feminist scholar whose scholarship focuses on non-normative embodiments, feminist and intersectionality studies, and arts-based research methodologies. Since coming to the University of Guelph in 2011, Dr. Rice founded Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice and the Revisioning Differences Media Arts Laboratory (REDLAB), a cutting-edge community-embedded research creation centre and a state-of-the-art medialab, which seek to explore how communities can use arts-informed research/research creation methods to advance social wellbeing and justice.

Regularly available for serving as a reader or external examiner and potential post doc supervision.

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Alexandra Rutherford

York University
Department of Psychology

ARutherford-150x150Alexandra is a professor and she uses critical historical and qualitative approaches to analyze the development and contemporary status of the human sciences. Her research examines how psychologists have used their scientific ‘expertise’ to impact society and how, in turn, social and political factors have shaped this expertise and it’s influence. Her current focus is on the relationship between feminism and psychology from the 1940s-present, with specific attention to the impact of feminist science on policy-making.

Regularly available for undergraduate and graduate thesis supervision, post doc supervision, serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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Olga Smoliak

York University
Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition

OlgaOlga is an Associate Professor in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. She is also a clinical/counselling psychologist and marriage and family therapist. Olga conducts research within the framework of critical psychology, notably discursive and feminist psychology. She mainly study psychotherapy process with an emphasis on the discursive analysis of client-therapist interaction, therapeutic relationship, and therapeutic change. Olga has published and presented in the areas of interaction in couple therapy, gender and power, therapist authority and collaboration, the DSM and medicalization of distress, postmodern and systemic therapies, and qualitative methods of inquiry in psychology and psychotherapy. She has a small-scale psychotherapy practice which inspires and is informed by my research.

Regularly available for undergraduate and graduate thesis supervision, serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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Thomas Teo

York University
Department of Psychology

Version 2Thomas Teo is a professor of psychology in the Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology Program at York University in Toronto, Canada. He has been active in the advancement of theoretical, critical, and historical psychology throughout his professional career. His research has been meta-psychological to provide a more reflexive understanding of the foundations, trajectories, and possibilities of human subjectivity. His research program contributes to the psychological humanities.

Regularly available for undergraduate and graduate thesis supervision, post doc supervision, supervision for practicum placements, serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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Jeffrey Yen

JYenJeffery is a professor at the University of Guelph. He was trained as a counselling psychologist and has worked as both practitioner and researcher in university and public health settings in South Africa and China, focusing on cultural issues in mental health. His PhD and current work deals with the socio-technical aspects of psychological science (such as the Implicit Association Test), as well as the psychology of science and technology.
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Manitoba

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Saskatchewan

Linda McMullen

University of Saskatchewan
Department of Psychology

LMcMullen-150x150Linda is Professor Emerita at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Her research focuses on the critiques and counter-critiques of depression and the use of antidepressants, and typically employs a discursive, qualitative approach. She is also keenly interested in the pedagogy of qualitative inquiry at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Regularly available for serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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William Smythe

WSmytheWilliam is a professor at the University of Regina. His research focuses on theoretical Pluralism in Psychology, the psychology of fiction, myth and metaphor in psychology. Methodologically he is interested in pre-conceptual approaches to qualitative analysis.
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Alberta

Cor Baerveldt

CBaerveldt-150x150Cor is a professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. His research focuses on psychological approaches to the study of culture, including cross-cultural psychology, cultural psychology, indigenous psychologies, and the psychology of ethnicity and intercultural contact.
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James (Jim) Cresswell

Ambrose University
Department of Psychology

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James Cresswell’s research interests range from critical/cultural psychology to cognitive science and literary theory.  All of it focusses on linking critical theory with community-based advocacy research. He serves as a co-editor for the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology and as an executive member of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology. He is the outgoing chair of the Canadian Psychological Association’s section for the History and Philosophy of Psychology and sits on the CPA’s Human Rights and Social Justice Committee. His work at Ambrose University involves a deep commitment to education and enhancing the student experience. 

Regularly available for undergraduate and graduate thesis supervision, supervision for practicum placements, and serving as a reader or external examiner.

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Lorraine Radtke

LRadtke-150x150Lorraine is a professor at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on the experiences of mothering in the context of intimate partner abuse, discourses of gender, women and aging and theoretical topics in the psychology of gender (e.g., how intimate partner abuse is theorized; theories of power in the psychology of gender). Her ongoing research relates to violence against women, including intimate partner abuse and sexual assault prevention. I conduct research within the framework of feminist, critical psychology, and much of this research adopts the theoretical and methodological framework of discursive psychology.
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Hendrikus Stam

University of Calgary
Department of Psychology

HStam-150x150Hank is a professor emeritus at the University of Calgary. His main research focuses include the history and theoretical foundations of psychology as a discipline. His historical interests include the early 20th-century history of North American psychology particularly the manifestation of subjectivity and its relationship to the developing discipline of psychology. His theoretical studies focus on the nature of embodiment and the discursive practices of everyday life which form the basis of psychological categories. Including studies of the discursive nature of psychotherapy and of health and illness as problems which exemplify both the corporeal structure of psychological life and the discursive practices which produce and maintain this life.

Regularly available for serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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Tom strong

University of Calgary
Department of Psychology

Dr. StrongTom Strong is a professor and counsellor-educator who recently retired from the University of Calgary. He has written on the collaborative, critical and practical potentials of discursive approaches to psychotherapy – and has turned his focus to critical mental health. He recently co-edited with Tanya Mudry a volume of the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Critical Mental Health. Among his other books are Therapy as Discourse: Practice and Research (Olga Smoliak, Co-editor)  Medicalizing counselling: Issues and tensions, and Social constructionism: Sources and stirrings in theory and practice (co-authored with Andy Lock).

Regularly available for graduate thesis supervision if topic involves critical mental health, serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation on potential grant proposals.

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British Columbia

Carey Demichelis

University of the Fraser Valley
Department of Psychology

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Carey DeMichelis is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her research uses qualitative methods and critical social theory to explore the way young people and their families navigate ethical dilemmas. Current projects focus on pediatric biomedical refusal – situations in which young people resist or refuse forms of medical treatment. Dr. DeMichelis’ methodological expertise are in ethnography, case study, discourse analysis, and clinical ethics consultation.

Regularly available for undergraduate thesis supervision, serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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Kathleen Slaney

Simon Fraser University
Department of Psychology

KSlaney-100x150Kathleen is a professor at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. Her research focuses on the philosophy of psychological science, analysis and critique of empirical methodologies, study of scientific practices in psychology, history/philosophy of psychological measurement and theoretical and applied psychometrics.

Regularly available for undergraduate and graduate thesis supervision, graduate training in clinical/counselling/PsyD, serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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Jeff Sugarman

Simon Fraser University
Department of Psychology

JSugarman-150x150Jeff is a professor at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. His research focuses on the psychology of personhood, selfhood, and human agency; the sociopolitical dimensions of psychological development; the influence of psychology in educational institutions and practices; development of a critical psychology of education, and the application of hermeneutics and historical ontology to psychological inquiry.

Regularly available for serving as a reader or external examiner, and offering consultation.

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Donna Tafreshi

University of the Fraser Valley
Department of Psychology

IMG_5156 copy Donna is a professor at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. She is primarily interested in questions pertaining to the foundations of psychology (as a subject and as a discipline) and the philosophy of science. Her current work focuses on critically analyzing the historical and conceptual foundations of methodological tools predominant in empirical psychology (e.g., measurement, statistics) and their social and scientific consequences. Donna also has interests in discursive psychology, Wittgensteinian philosophy, and language development.

Regularly available for undergraduate thesis supervision and serving as a reader or external examiner.

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Jemma Tosh

Department of Psygentra

JTosh-150x150Jem is the Founding Director of Psygentra, an organization that specializes in the psychology of gender and trauma. Their work draws on critical discursive psychology and intersectionality theory in genealogical analyses of historical and contemporary archival documents related to gender, sexuality, and violence. Jem examines issues around psychology, power, violence, and pathologization. She analyses these concepts and structures in relation to gendered norms and heteronormativity, as well as the pathologization of femininity, trans and queer people, and gender nonconformity.

Regularly available for graduate thesis supervision, serving as a reader or external examiner, offer consultation, and providing online training and education through virtual groups on critical and feminist psychology.
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