Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)
Reading the South in the North: A mixed method approach for the study of Latin American literature through educational practices in Vancouver
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|Name||Academic Unit(s)||Research Interests|
|Hare, Jan||Department of Language & Literacy Education||Aboriginal youth mobility, Aboriginal family and community perspectives on early literacy, literature, identity construction and urban Aboriginal youth, Cultural studies, early childhood, first nations education|
|Haverkamp, Beth||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||Counselling Process Research, Ethics and Professional Issues, Research Design|
|Henry, Annette||Department of Language & Literacy Education||race, language, culture in education; equity and diversity, Cross-cultural education, feminist studies, gender, international perspectives, multiculturalism, policy studies|
|Hodges, Nicola||School of Kinesiology||Psychology - Biological Aspects, action anticipation and observation, coaching, skill acquisition, Motor learning|
|Holbrook, Cay||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||special education, Special education, education of students with visual impairments, instruction in Braille reading and writing|
|Hubball, Harry||Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy||Physical Education Program, Strategic Educational Leadership Development in International Research-intensive Settings, Research-informed and Evidence-based Approaches to Learning-centred Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Program Reform, Scholarship of Curriculum & Pedagogical Practices in Higher Education|
|Hubley, Anita||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||Depression, Drug Abuse, Social Determinants of Health, Homelessness and Homeless People, Mental Health and Society, Quality of Life and Aging, Cognitive Neuropsychology of Aging, Social Aspects of Aging, Executive Functions, Dementia, Aging Process, Identity Building, Learning and Memory, Psychological and health measurement, Test development and validation, Adult neuropsychological, personality, and mental health topics and assessment, Research with general community and vulnerable populations (e.g. elderly, homeless, drug addicted)|
|Hurd, Laura||School of Kinesiology||Social Aspects of Aging, Social Determinants of Health, Loss of Independence, Identity Building, Participatory research, Quality of Life and Aging, Sexuality, Stereotypes, Aging Process, Aging, health, Gender, body image, embodiment or embodied experience, disability, chronic illness or chronic conditions, Assistive technology, gender identity, sexual orientation, Physical Activity, qualitative methods, LGBTQ older adults, media representation, ageism, heterosexism, ableism, sociology of aging, social gerontology|
|Hymel, Shelley||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||Social Contexts, Social Determinants of Child and Youth Development, Socialization, Violence, Social Networks, Educational Approaches, Learning and Development Approaches, social development, peer relations in children and youth, school violence, bullying and victimization, Social Emotional Learning, mental health and wellbeing, interpersonal relations among children and youth|
|Inglis, J Timothy||School of Kinesiology||Exercise science, neurophysiology, biomechanics, stance and balance control, human microneurography, physical therapy and rehabilitation, vestibular system|
|Irwin, Rita||Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy||Teacher Education, Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Social Impact of Artistic Education, Education, Arts Education, arts based research, a/r/tography|
|Ishiyama, Ishu||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||Multicultural/Cross-cultural Counselling and Psychotherapy, Multicultural Counselling Competency Development, Anti-discrimination and Prejudice Reduction, Japanese Morita Therapy and Asian Perspectives on Helping and Healing, Social-Cultural Competency Training, Self-Validation Issues in Personal and Cross-cultural Transition and Adjustment, Social Anxiety and Interpersonal Skills Training, Spiritual Issues in Counselling, Help-Seeking and Help-Avoiding, Use of Metaphors in Counselling and Supervision, Clinical Racism Issues in counselling Training and Practice|
|James, Susan||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||Cultural Psychology & Psychotherapy, Immigrant Mental Health & Culture Specific Syndromes, Philosophical Psychology, Spirituality & Psychotherapy|
|Jamieson, Janet Ruth||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||Education of deaf and hard of hearing students|
|Jenson, Jennifer||Department of Language & Literacy Education||Digital Cultures and Education, Digital Games, Game-based Learning, Gender, technology, Technology Implementation and integration, Online Learning|
|Kassan, Anusha||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||Child and youth mental health, Social justice, Multiculturalism and diversity, Feminist-multicultural pedagogy, migration experiences across different populations, cultural and social justice competencies|
|Katz, Jennifer||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||Inclusive Education, The Three-Block Model of UDL, Universal design for learning (UDL)|
|Keenan, Harper||Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy||Educational Context, Teacher Education, Gender, race, sexuality, Colonialism, early childhood and elementary education|
|Kelly, Deirdre||Department of Educational Studies||Children and youth, Gender studies, Media and democracy, Social justice, Sociology of Education|
|Kendrick, Maureen||Department of Language & Literacy Education||literacy, digital literacy, Children and youth, ESL, international perspectives|
|Khan, Samia||Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy||science education, teaching and learning, cognition, digital technology, learning space design, case study, higher education, Educational Technologies, Science Education, Teacher Education|
|Kindler, Anna||Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy||art education; artistic and aesthetic development; teacher education|
|Knight, Vicki Floyd||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||Applied Behaviour Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Single-Case Research, Academic Interventions, Instructional Strategies|
|Koehle, Michael||School of Kinesiology, Department of Family Practice||Physiology, Environmental Health, Health Promotion, Environment and Respiratory Diseases, Respiratory System, Exercise physiology, environmental physiology, sport and exercise medicine, air pollution, Sport and Exercise Medicine, Environmental Physiology, Altitude|
|Kramer, John||School of Kinesiology||Neuromechanical, Systems Biology, Exercise & Health|
This is an incomplete sample of recent publications by UBC faculty members with a primary appointment in the Faculty of Education.
|2020||Dr. McBride's research focused on women's experiences of wellbeing during the menopausal transition, shifting the discourse from a biomedical and pathology focused perspective to one of developmental growth and thriving.||Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology (PhD)|
|2020||Dr. Lutz examined the effectiveness of a group therapeutic model to support military veterans and first responders in their transition from active duty to civilian life. His research will inform the development of effective programs that will improve the quality of life for the men and women who have been in service domestically and abroad.||Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology (PhD)|
|2020||In this study, Dr. Conteh investigated University of Botswana first-year students' instruction and use of digital technologies. Participants' uneven digital literacy skills, as well as various resource challenges, suggest a need for more effective integration of technologies in order to foster students' academic and professional success.||Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)|
|2020||Dr. Gautreaux examined how activist teachers in Chicago are fighting for both education justice and racial justice. She showed how teachers experience tension and disagreement on the topics of race, police violence, and the definition of social justice unionism. Her findings will inform future research in racial justice and social justice unionism.||Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies (PhD)|
|2020||Dr. Waldman studied the politics of the development of a sport-focused gated community in India. She found that colonial legacies of sport influenced the design of the community, that violent dispossession made land available for development, and that flexible interpretations of law privileged some individuals and land uses over others.||Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD)|
|2020||Dr. Mang developed an anti-whiplash car seat that adjusts seat hinge and seatback deformation to mitigate the risk of whiplash injuries following low-speed, rear-end collisions. The anti-whiplash seat reduces occupant head and neck responses evoked by low-speed rear-end collision, paving the way for safer cars in the future.||Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD)|
|2019||Applying arts-based methods, Dr. Stooshnov researched the relationship between virtual reality (VR) and drama within literacy learning. He compared VR technology to historical theatre practices by creating a dramatic dialogue between past and future. This work considers the educational possibilities of interactive engagement in a virtual classroom.||Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)|
|2019||Dr. Warner studied the effect of medications on recovery after spinal cord injury. Using secondary data, she performed analyses to identify the beneficial effects of a specific drug, as well as map the progression of pain after injury. Her research contributes to the search for treatments after spinal cord injury and their potential clinical applications.||Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD)|
|2019||Dr. Wu researched on the theory of Poetic Inquiry and conducted a poetic inquiry of his own experience in language. Poetic Inquiry is seemingly about ourselves, but it extends to people around us and the world. Poetic inquirers write about themselves to explore the nature of being human.||Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)|
|2019||Dr. Zhao designed a 3D virtual learning environment to facilitate participants' acquisition of cultural competence and explored the participant experiences in this environment. This study assists us in understanding the process of cultural competency acquisition and how to facilitate cultural competency acquisition effectively in the 3D virtual environment.||Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies (PhD)|
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