Dr. Kim Matheson is the joint Research Chair in Culture and Gender Mental Health in the Department of Neuroscience and the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health. She is the founding Director of The Canadian Health Adaptations, Innovations, & Mobilization (CHAIM) Centre. From 2007-2015, she was Carleton’s Vice-President (Research & International). She is currently the project director of the Indigenous Youth Futures Partnership, an interdisciplinary program of research in partnership with First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario to create the conditions for their youth to flourish.
Eligible to supervise at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Currently taking volunteers on a limited basis.
The Matheson Lab does research on cultural and psychosocial determinants of mental health. They primarily use quantitative and qualitative surveys, interviews, and community-based participatory research methods. The research in the lab has a strong social justice and equity orientation, meaning that they endeavour to make the findings relevant and usable by the communities of interest.
Matheson, K., Bombay, A., Dixon, K., Anisman, H. (2020). Intergenerational communication regarding Indian Residential Schools: Implications for cultural identity, perceived discrimination, and depressive symptoms. Transcultural Psychiatry, 57(2), 304-320. doi:10.1177/1363461519832240
Bombay, A., McQuaid, R., Schwartz, F., Thomas, A., Anisman, H., & Matheson, K. (2019). Suicidal thoughts and attempts in First Nations communities: Links to parental Indian residential school attendance across development. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 10(1), 123-131. doi:10.1017/S2040174418000405
Gordon, J. & Matheson, K. (2018). A holistic approach to promoting resilience and bimaadiziwin among First Nations youth in communities in Northwestern Ontario. Northern Public Affairs, 5(3).
Matheson, K. (2017). Rebuilding identities and renewing relationships: The necessary consolidation of deficit and strength-based discourses. MediaTropes, 7(1), 75-96.
Matheson, K., McQuaid, R., & Anisman, H. (2016). Group identity, discrimination, and well-being: Confluence of psychosocial and neurobiological factors. Current Opinion in Psychology, 11, 35-39. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2016.05.005
Matheson, K., & Edwards, C. (2016). Why knowledge mobilization is everyone’s business. Technology Innovation Management Review, 6(9), 4-8.
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