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Kelly D. Harding

Adjunct Professor, Psychology, Laurentian University

Dr. Kelly Harding received her PhD in Interdisciplinary Rural and Northern Health from Laurentian University (2017) in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Harding is a Research Associate with the Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network (CanFASD). Dr. Harding is also an adjunct faculty and sessional instructor in the Psychology Department at Laurentian University. Her research focuses on health services in rural and Northern Ontario, with a particular focus on health care professionals in training and their preparation regarding FASD. As an FASD researcher, her research interests focus primarily on health care professionals’ knowledge, self-efficacy, and attitudes regarding FASD and alcohol consumption during pregnancy, families raising children with FASD, and social constructions of popular culture narratives regarding alcohol use during pregnancy and their implications for health promotion and FASD prevention. Dr. Harding has been involved in the field of FASD since 2010, predominantly through research and working with families raising children with FASD.


  • 2017–present
    Research associate, Canada FASD Research Network
  • –present
    Adjunct Professor, Laurentian University


  • 2017 
    Laurentian University, PhD / Interdisciplinary Rural and Northern Health