Investigators

Each site includes a small advisory committee of two to three local individuals who can help to identify appropriate ways to access youth, help to define the construct of resilience, and oversee the ethical application of the research in their community. These individuals are also influential in their community of service providers and act as aids for dissemination of results to practitioners and policy makers.

Principal Investigators

  • Dr. Michael Ungar – School of Social Work, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Dr. Linda Theron – School for Educational Sciences, Vaal Triangle Faculty, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

Site Leaders/ Co-Investigators

  • Dr. Linda Liebenberg – Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Dr. Alexandra Restrepo Henao – Facultad Nacional de Salud Publica, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
  • Dr. Luis F. Duque – Facultad Nacional de Salud Publica, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
  • Ms. Tian Guo-Xiu – College of Politics and Law, Beijing Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
  • Dr. Robyn Munford – Department of Social Work, School of Health and Social Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Dr. Jackie Sanders – Department of Social Work, School of Health and Social Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Co-Investigators

  • Dr. Erika M Montoya Vasquez – Facultad Nacional de Salud Publica, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
  • Dr. Hermanus Strydom – Department of Social Work, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
  • Dr. John Leblanc – Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Dr. Keith G. Chaulk – Labrador Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Goose Bay-Happy Valley, NL, Canada
  • Professor Nilton E. Montoya Gomez – Facultad Nacional de Salud Publica, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
  • Dr. Mary Armstrong – Department of Child & Family Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Evaluators

  • Dr. Tinie Theron – Dean, Faculty of Humanities, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
  • Sergio Cristancho – Facultad Nacional de Salud Publica, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
  • Dr. Madine VanderPlaat – Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Dr. Xiying Wang – Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Collaborators

  • Dr. Donald Clairmont – Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Dr. Nancy Lee Heath – Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Dr. Nora Noni MacDonald – Professor of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • Dr. Richard M. Lerner – Bergstrom Chair of Applied Developmental Science, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Dr. Tak-Yan Lee – Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Dr. Victor Thiessen – Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Dr. Wai-Man Kwong – Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Mr. John R. Graham – Graham Consulting Services, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada
  • Ms. Ma Yiping – College of Politics and Law, Beijing Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
  • Ms. Sun Zhiying – College of Politics and Law, Beijing Capital Normal University, Beijing, China Professor
  • Nico Trocmé – Philip Fisher Chair of Social Work, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Fons van de Vijver – Depart of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Peter Dudding – Child Welfare League of Canada, Iqualuit, Nunavut, Canada