Kathryn Malcom

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. 

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. She is thankful for the opportunities that were provided to her as an undergraduate student in Psychology, and because of these opportunities, is now in her sixth year of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at UNB. 

Kathryn’s previous research has focused on the complexities of parent-adolescent conflict and its association with adolescent development, using a mixed-methods approach. Currently, she is working on her dissertation, which focuses on the relationship maintenance strategies of inter-jurisdictional (also known as inter-provincial, or fly-in-fly-out) workers and their romantic partners. Kathryn’s ultimate career goal is to become a practicing clinical psychologist, and therefore, she is particularly excited for the potential clinical implications of her dissertation, in terms of how this research may help families who experience intermittent absences of a parent/partner. Kathryn will be completing her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Manitoba (Univeristy of Manitoba Clinical Psychology Residency) from 2019-2020.


2015-2017    Magee Third Century Postgraduate Merit Award
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
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


Ronis, S. T., Slaunwhite, A. K., & Malcom, K. (2017). Comparing strategies for providing child and youth mental health care services in Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 44(6), 955-966. doi:10.1007/s10488-017-0808-z

Claybourn, M., Spinner, B., & Malcom, K. (2014). Workplace harassment or not? A test of definitional criteria. 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.

Selected Presentations

Malcom, K., & Ronis, S. T. (2016, July). Tug-of-war: Investigating the links between parent-adolescent conflict and youth adjustment. Poster presented at the International     Association for Relationship Research Convention, Toronto, Ontario.

Malcom, K., & Ronis, S. T. (2015, June). Are couples needs being met? Using observational and self-report methodology in understanding emotional support and relationship qualities of heterosexual parents. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario.

Malcom, K., & Ronis, S. T. (2015, June). Do mothers get by with a little help from their friends (and family)? Examining perceived support and parent-adolescent conflict. Poster presented at the 76th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario.

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 15th Annual Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas.