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.
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
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.
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.