Jennifer A Connolly

Professor

Director, Psychology Undergraduate Program

Locations / Contact Info:

5022F Technology Enhanced Learning - TEL
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 66245
Fax: 416-736-5814

Email address(es):

connolly@yorku.ca
All students please send email to: updpsyc@yorku.ca

Web site(s):

http://www.psych.yorku.ca/connolly/

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology

Degrees

B.A. - 1973
Smith College

Ph.D. - 1981
Concordia University

M.A - 1976
University of Ottawa

Selected Publications

Affiliations

Canadian Psychological Association

Ontario Psychological Association

APA Division 54, Society for Pediatric Psychology

Canadian Pain Society

International Association for the Study of Pain

Infant Mental Health Promotion Program

Service/Community Activities

Sick Kids: Department of Psychiatry's Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Conference
Core Planning Committee

University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain
Training Facilitator

University of Toronto: Tech-Sci Science Fair
Judge

York University/Hospital for Sick Children's (Infant Mental Health Promotion Program)
Course Director and Development Committee

Awards

Canadian Psychological Association President’s New Researche - 2010

Faculty of Health Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research-Ea - 2009

Canadian Pain Society Early Career Award - 2009

York University Faculty Association Merit Award - 2009

York University Faculty Association Merit Award - 2008

York University Faculty Association Merit Award - 2007

York University Faculty Association Merit Award - 2006

York University Faculty Association Merit Award - 2005

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research

The Teen Relationships Lab studies adolescent development and mental health. The central focus is on interpersonal relationships, and especially dating, romantic relationships, friendships and peer groups. Research projects study: development of romantic relationships: relationship skills and break-ups; high-risk relationships; relationship-focused interventions for high risk youth; teen mothers; youth homelessness; girls’ dating aggression

Research Projects

Dating violence and health among Canadian adolescents: Role of adolescent peer groups and violent media use
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $280,000.00
Year Funded: 2003
Duration: 3
Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Dissolution of Romantic Relationships in Adolescence: Developmental Features, Predictors, and Psychosocial Consequences
longitudinal study of the effects or romantic breakups on adolescent adjustment and mental health
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $60,000.00
Year Funded: 2003
Duration: 3
Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Evaluating the effect of a youth engagement approach to prevention of bullying, sexual harassment and dating violence in middle schools
Evaluate the effects of a peer-led violence prevention program called RISE, in collaboration with a community mental health agency
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $150,000.00
Year Funded: 2007
Duration: 2
Funded by: Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO

Personalized Outreach Strategies for Street Involved Youth
Literature synthesis of best practices in outreach strategies for homeless and street-involved youth
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $15,000.00
Year Funded: 2009
Duration: 1
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Ministry of Child and Youth Services

Teen Pregnancy and Teen Mothers: Meeting the Needs in York Region
Study prevalence of teen mothers in York Region, available services: service gaps and provide directions for further research
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $30,000.00
Year Funded: 2009
Duration: 1
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Social Innovation in York Region Project Development Grant

Youth-led peer violence prevention: Effects and mechanisms
Role: CoInvestigator
Amount funded: $40,000.00
Year Funded: 2006
Duration: 3
Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council