Ph.D. 1986 (Columbia)
joined Department in 1997
Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater is a professor in psychology and holds degrees in Nursing and Educational Psychology from the University of Ottawa and in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, New York. She has made internationally recognized contributions to research on adolescent parenting, emerging adulthood, adolescent depression, resilience in high-risk youth, and the prevention of peer victimization in elementary school children. She is the director of the Victoria Healthy Youth Survey research - a 10 year longitudinal study assessing health during transitions to young adulthood. She is also an author and evaluator of the WITS and WITS LEADS elementary school programs for the prevention of peer victimization (http://www.witsprogram.ca). She is highly committed to efforts to translate theory and research into training, policy, and programs – all actions that can improve the lives of children, youth, and their families.
- Lifespan development
Banister, E., Leadbeater, B. & Marshall, A. (2011). Knowledge Translation in Context: Indigenous, Policy, and Community Settings. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Leadbeater, B., Thompson, K. & Gruppuso, V. (2012): Co-occurring Trajectories of Symptoms of Anxiety Depression, and Oppositional Defiance from Adolescences to Young adulthood. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 1-12.
Desjardins, T., & Leadbeater, B.J. (2011). Relational victimization and depressive symptoms in adolescence: Moderating effects of mother, father, and peer emotional support. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40(5), 531-544.
Leadbeater B. J., & Sukhawathanakul, P. (2011). Multi-component programs for reducing peer victimization in early elementary school: A longitudinal evaluation of the WITS Primary program. Journal of Community Psychology, 39(5), 606-620.
Hoglund, W. L. G., Hosan, N. E. & Leadbeater, B. J. (2012). Using your WITS: A 6-year follow-up of a peer victimization prevention program. School Psychology Review, 41(2), 193-214.
Leadbeater, B., Gladstone, E., Yeung Thompson, R., Sukhawathanakul, P. & Desjardins, T. (2012). Getting started: Assimilatory processes of uptake of mental health promotion and primary prevention programs in elementary schools. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 5(4).
- 2013-12-13 - Lecture/Seminar - When and how non-probative photos affect our judgments: Evidence from three related lines of research
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