James McGill Professors

Jeffrey Derevensky | Ratna GhoshNancy HeathClaudia MitchellShaheen Shariff

Jeffrey Derevensky

James McGill Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Chair, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Director, International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-risk Behaviors

Research areas: 

  • Child Development
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Addictions
  • Gambling
  • Availability of gaming: An examination of the literature concerning the social costs and impact.
  • Examination of effective gambling prevention programs for college students.
  • The impact of social media on adolescent and young adult gambling.
  • The relationship between videogame playing and gambling.
  • Fantasy Sports
Ratna Ghosh

Ratna Ghosh

Distinguished James McGill Professor,
Department of Integrated Studies in Education

William C. Macdonald Professor of Education

Research areas: 

  • Multicultural education
  • Race relations
  • Human rights and education
  • Identity
  • Teacher education in cross-cultural perspective
  • Women in comparative perspective
  • The education of minority groups in comparative perspective
  • Sociology of Education in Developing Areas
  • Education and development
  • International development and cooperation (bilateral, non-governmental)
  • The impact of globalization and economic liberalization policies on education
  • Women in development
  • The impact of globalization and economic liberalization policies on women
  • Women in science, engineering and technology

Nancy Heath

James McGill Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Co-founder, Co-director of Self-Injury Outreach and Support (SiOS)

Director, Development and Intrapersonal Resilience Research (DAIR) Team 

Research areas: 

  • Mental health in schools
  • Enhancing mental health resilience
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Building mental health resilience in educational settings
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotion regulation
  • Student stress and coping
  • Problematic video gaming



 

Dr. Claudia Mitchell

Claudia Mitchell

James McGill Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education

Director, Institute for Human Development and Well-Being

Founder, Participatory Cultures Laboratory

Founder, Youth, Arts, HIV & AIDS Network (YAHAnet)

 

Research areas: 

  • Youth Culture, gender, and AIDS
  • Aboriginal youth
  • Visual and arts-based research methodologies
  • Girlhood studies
  • Teacher identity and memory-work studies
  • International development in education

Shaheen Shariff

James McGill Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education

Director, Define the Line Research Projects

 

Research Areas:

  • Legal issues relating to on-line social communications (includes cyber-bullying, cyber-libel, cyber-threats)
  • School policy and education law
  • Social responsibility by corporate intermediaries and technology corporations relating to on-line communications, sensitivity and social responsibility of news media.
  • Constitutional law with focus on balancing free expression and privacy on-line, tort law (cyber-libel; negligence in the school context), and criminal law (relating to on-line criminal harassment)
  • Leadership
  • Censorship and human rights