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At Brock University, we strive to make a difference. Our research and scholarship addresses real-world challenges; in the process, we come up with knowledge and insights that may be helpful to society. In this weekly series, our researchers and scholars share what they’ve learned through their work.

Featured researcher

Tony Volk

Professor, Child and Youth Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Tony Volk is a developmental scientist interested in the separate, but related, areas of bullying, parenting, antisocial personality, and the evolution of childhood. A strong believer in multidisciplinary studies, Volk’s overall interest is to gain an evolutionary, psychological, biological, neurological, health-based, Indigenous, cross-cultural, social, historical, and (ifpossible) trandisciplinary understanding of why individuals do what they do. Volk’s bullying research focuses on using an adaptive perspective to help understand the causes, costs, and even benefits of bullying across countries (mainly Canada and China)- including bullying outside of traditional school settings. That includes bullying in sports and extra-curricular activities, as well studying bullying in a remote Caribbean rural village.

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Richard Mitchell

Professor, Child and Youth Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Joe Norris

Professor, Drama in Education and Applied Theatre
Faculty of Humanities

Karen Campbell

Associate Professor, Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Teju Herath

Associate Professor, Information Systems
Goodman School of Business

Tamari Kitossa

Associate Professor, Sociology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Christine Daigle

Professor, Philosophy
Faculty of Humanities

Deborah McPhee

Associate Professor, Human Resources Management
Goodman School of Business

Paul Zelisko

Instructor, Chemistry
Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Jeff Stuart

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Candace Figg

Professor, Educational Studies
Faculty of Education

Spy Dénommé-Welch

Associate Professor, Educational Studies
Faculty of Education

Kimberly Monk

Adjunct Professor, History
Faculty of Humanities

Tim O’Connell

Professor, Recreation & Leisure Studies
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Maureen Lux

Professor, History
Faculty of Humanities

Charles Conteh

Associate Professor, Political Science
Faculty of Social Sciences

Ana Sanchez

Professor, Health Sciences
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Elizabeth Shulman

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Louis Volante

Professor, Educational Studies
Faculty of Education

Gary Libben

Professor, Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Social Sciences

Patrick Reid

Assistant Professor, Sport Management
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Danielle Sirianni-Molnar

Associate Professor, Child and Youth Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Christopher Fullerton

Associate Professor, Geography and Tourism Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Simon Black

Assistant Professor, Labour Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Miriam Richards

Professor, Biological Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Elizabeth Greene

Associate Professor, Classics
Faculty of Humanities

Kimberly Cote

Professor, Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Gary Pickering

Professor, Biological Sciences and Psychology
Faculty of Mathematics and Science