Dr. Wendy Craig is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen's University. She is a leading international scientist and expert on bullying prevention and the promotion of healthy relationships. As co-founder and Scientific co-Director of PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network), she has transformed the science of bullying and healthy relationships into evidence-based practice, intervention, and policy. Her research focuses on understanding the biological, psychological, and social correlates of bullying, victimization, and peer defending. Her secondary area of research is on teen dating violence. She is examining how to enhance educators’ capacity to prevent dating violence and promote healthy relationships through a gender-based lens by providing new training, resources, and methods of disseminating the training. She leads a Community of Practice of 21 intervention projects addressing teen dating violence. She is committed to evaluating the knowledge mobilization of her research and its impact. As an internationally-recognized leader in research on bullying and healthy relationships, Dr. Craig co-leads the Canadian team for the Health Behaviour Survey for School Aged Children, a survey conducted in over 50 countries. In addition, she has worked with the World Health Organization and UNICEF. She is also the Co- Director of Bullying Research Network, a network designed to promote and assist international collaboration among bullying and peer victimization researchers.In Canada, she acts as an advisor to various government ministries, and her past activities have included briefing the Prime Minister and testifying before the Senate of Canada. In recognition of her work, she has won numerous awards such as the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Community Service, the Queen’s Excellence in Research Prize, and the Order of Ontario. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was recently awarded the Order of Canada for her work on bullying, victimization, and knowledge mobilization.
Officer of the Order of Canada; Order of Ontario; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal; Canadian Psychologocial Award for Contributions to the Public; Elected Fellow Canadian Psychological Association; SSHRC Impact Partnership Award; Queen's University Prize for Excellence in Research; York University Bryden Award: Redefining the Possible