Congratulations to Sociology PhD graduate Matthew Johnston, who has been awarded a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship (2021-2022). Under the supervision of Dr. Rose Ricciardelli at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Matthew will examine how provincial and territorial correctional workers in Canada navigate their mental health concerns, as well as provide organizational solutions that will improve their work environment, help them manage, supervise, and rehabilitate people who are incarcerated, and work to demystify the stigma and misperceptions about the nature of their occupational duties, roles, and responsibilities.

Dr. Johnston previously held a postdoctoral fellowship at Concordia University.