Kathryn Malcom (2011 - Present)

Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Honours, Human Resource Management) and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours, Psychology) both from the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Kathryn also has several years of employment experience, having worked as a Business Development Assistant for an e-learning company, and as an Office Manager for a provincial sporting organization.

During her undergraduate Psychology degree, Kathryn first became involved in the Youth and Family Research Laboratory as part of an undergraduate course (Basic Research Seminar), in which she worked under the supervision of Dr. Ronis. Following the completion of this course, Kathryn remained actively involved in the lab, working as a Research Assistant for several projects. During this time, one study in particular captured Kathryn’s interest: the Family Interaction Study, a study that examines family relations from multiple perspectives. It was Kathryn’s involvement in this study that lead her to the decision of pursuing graduate studies in Clinical Psychology.

Kathryn is in her second year of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at UNB and her current research focuses on the complexities of family conflict and its association with adolescent development. Her other areas of research interest include family observational methodology and family and relationship patterns of inter-provincial employees, in which one family member is required to work or go away for work for either short or long periods of time.

Awards  :

 2014-2017    Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship

2014-2017    New Brunswick Graduate Scholarship for Doctoral Students, New Brunswick Innovation Fund (NBIF)

2014-2015    Magee Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

2014               Snodgrass Prize for Graduate Statistics

2014               Department of Psychology Conference Travel Funding Award

2013-2014    Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Scholarship

2013-2014    School of Graduate Studies (UNB) Board of Governor’s Merit Award

2012-2013    Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick Silver Medal - Arts

2012-2013    H. H. (Mike) Mikaelian Memorial Prize

2011-2012    Dr. Florence Snodgrass Memorial Prize

Publications  :

Malcom, K.  & Ronis, S. T. Understanding why place matters: An international  comparison of mental health care systems [Manuscript in progress].

Claybourn, M., Spinner, B., &  Malcom, K.  Workplace harassment or not? A test of  definitional criteria (in press).  International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.  doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2014.02.033

Hamilton, L. E.,  Malcom, K. , Gallagher, T., & Nicki, R. M. (2013). Problem and non- problem gamblers’ attraction to different VLT games,  Journal of Research for Consumers, 23  , 5-31.

Presentations  :

Malcom, K. , Wallace, N., & Ronis, S. T. (2014, March). Current state and future  directions in observational methodology with families of adolescents. Poster   presented at the 15  th  Annual Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial  Meeting, Austin, Texas.

 Wershler, J., Ronis, S. T.,  Malcom, K. , & Johnston, N. (2013, November). Family links between maltreatment and outcomes among vulnerable male youth. Poster presented at the 75  th  Annual National Council on Family Relations  Conference, Houston, Texas. 

Malcom, K.  (2013, May).  Stereotype beliefs and gender differences in math and  spatial performance.  Poster presented at the 37  th  Annual Science Atlantic Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Levesque, G.,  Malcom, K. ,   & Ronis, S. T. (2012, May).  Association between parents’  social support and youth adaptive functioning.  Poster presented at the 36  th   Annual Science Atlantic Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Wolfville,  Nova Scotia.