Our Researchers


Our Researchers

We currently have 202 BRNET members from 18 different countries. Many of our researchers have provided us with CVs, annotated bibliographies, and contact information. Please click the name of the researcher to view this information.


Susan M. Swearer, PhD Shelley Hymel, PhD Sheri Bauman, PhD George Belliveu, PhD Amy Bellmore, PhD Tanya Beran, PhD
Jamilia Blake, PhD
Christopher Bonell, PhD
Michael Boulton, PhD
Danah Boyd, PhD
Lucy Bowes, PhD
Marc Brackett, PhD
Catherine Bradshaw, PhD
Marla Brassard, PhD
R. Mara Brendgen, PhD
Robin Bright, PhD
Ryan Broll, PhD
Eric Buhs, PhD
James Bush, PhD
Kay Bussey, PhD
Marina Camodeca, PhD
Elise Cappella, PhD
Simona C. S. Caravita, PhD
Noel Card, PhD
Natalia Cardenas Zuluaga, BA
Juan Casas, PhD
Timothy Cavell, PhD
Jeong-il Cho, PhD
Antonius Cillessen, PhD
Jonathon Cohen, PhD
Clayton Cook, PhD
Dewey Cornell, PhD
Wendy Craig, PhD
Laura Crothers, PhD
Donna Cross, PhD
Ellen deLara, PhD
Ann DeSmet, PhD
Eleni Didaskalou, PhD
Paul Downes, PhD
Mary Dyck, PhD
Chris Elledge, PhD
Caitlin Elsaesser, PhD
Elizabeth Englander, PhD
Dorothy Espelage, PhD
Kostas Fanti, PhD
Robert Faris, PhD
Thomas Farmer, PhD
David Farrington, PhD
Erika Felix, PhD
David Finkelhor, PhD
Dan Florell, PhD
Stephanie Secord Fredrick, PhD
Claire Fox, PhD
Karin Frey, PhD
Michael Furlong, PhD
James Garbarino, PhD
Gianluca Gini, PhD
Jennifer G. Green, PhD
Eveline Gutzwiller-Helfenfinger, PhD
Laura Hanish, PhD
Kisha Haye, PhD
Judith Hebron, PhD
Sameer Hinduja, PhD
Wendy L. G. Hoglund, PhD
Melissa Holt, PhD
John Hoover, PhD
Arthur M. Horne, PhD
Gijs Huitsing, PhD
Caroline Hunt, PhD
Simon Hunter, PhD
Luke W. Hyde, PhD
Margaret Jackson, PhD
Lyndsay Jenkins, PhD
Kathryn Jens, PhD
Shane R. Jimerson, PhD
Lisa Jones, PhD
Stephanie Jones, PhD
Samuel Y. Kim, PhD, NCSP
Becky Kochenderfer-Ladd, PhD
Jered Kolbert, PhD
Chiaki Konishi, PhD
Joe Kosciw, PhD
Gary Ladd, PhD
Noam Lapidot-Lefler, PhD
Jim Larson, PhD
Danielle Law, Ph.D.
John LeBlanc, MD
Paul LeBuffe, MA
Stephen Leff, PhD
Linda Likens
Susan Limber, PhD., MLS
Gerine Lodder, PhD
Peter J. Lovegrove, PhD
Greg Machek, PhD
Carol MacKinnon-Lewis, PhD
Tina Malti, PhD
Roxana Marachi, PhD
Herb Marsh, PhD
Patricia McDougall, PhD
Ersilia Menesini, PhD
Diana Meter, PhD
Stephen Minton, PhD
Mirmahmoud Mirnasab, PhD
Faye Mishna, PhD
Marlene Moretti, PhD
Brenda Morrison, PhD
Rosalind Murray-Harvey, PhD
Jennifer Neal, PhD
Amanda Nickerson, PhD
Beau Oldenburg, PhD
Hezron Onditi, PhD
Pamela Orpinas, PhD
Rosario Ortega, PhD
Jamie Ostrov, PhD
Roberto Parada, PhD
Justin Patchin, PhD
Anthony Pellegrini, PhD
Deb Pepler, PhD
Sonja Perren, PhD
Amy Plog, PhD
William Porter, PhD
Paul Poteat, PhD
Katherine Raczynski, MA
Kisha Radliff, PhD
Mubarak Rahamathulla, PhD
Ron Rapee, PhD
Ken Rigby, PhD
Ian Rivers, PhD
Rebecca Robles-Piña, PhD
Philip C. Rodkin, PhD
Chad A. Rose, PhD
Scott Ross, PhD, BCBA-D
Kevin Runions, PhD
Christina Salmivalli, PhD
Tracy Scherr, PhD
Barry Schneider, PhD
Robert Selman, PhD
Jennifer Shapka, PhD
Shaheen Shariff, PhD
Jill Sharkey, PhD
Jin Shin, PhD
Cindy Simpson, PhD
Russel Skiba, PhD
Grace Skrzypiec, PhD
Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk, PhD
Phillip Slee, PhD
David Smith, PhD
Marlene Snyder, PhD
Andre Sourander, PhD
Dale Stack, PhD
Nan Stein, PhD
Michael Sulkowski, PhD
Niwako Sugimura, PhD
Suresh Sundaram, PhD
Jun Sung Hong, PhD
Hideo Suzuki, PhD
Ibrahim Tanrikulu, PhD
Anthony Tasso, PhD
Deborah A. Tempkin, PhD
Robert Thornberg, PhD
Wendy Troop-Gordon, PhD
Maria Ttofi, PhD
Leslie Maureen Tutty, PhD
Stuart Twemlow, PhD
Marion Underwood, PhD
Tracy Vaillancourt, PhD
Rene Veenstra, PhD
Tony Volk, PhD
Cixin Wang, PhD
Muhammad Waseem, MD
Terry Waterhouse, EdD
Lana Wells, MSW, RSW
David Wolfe, PhD
Hongling Xie, PhD
David Yamada, J.D.
Chunyan Yang, Ph.D.
Michele Ybarra, PhD
Jina Yoon, PhD
Izabela Zych, PhD

Susan M. Swearer, PhD

Susan Swearer is the Willa Cather professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Co-Director of the Bullying Research Network (along with Dr. Shelley Hymel); and Chair of the Research Advisory Board for Born This Way Foundation. Dr. Swearer is interested in the associated psychosocial effects of bullying for students involved along the bully/victim continuum. She is also interested in the relationship between bullying/victimization, mental health functioning, and best practices for bullying prevention and intervention. Currently, she is PI on an international project examining factors that will empower youth and young adults to create kinder and braver homes, schools, and communities, free from bullying and cruel behavior.


Shelley Hymel, PhD

Shelley Hymel is a professor at the University of British Columbia, HlDI area coordinator, and co-director of the psycoeducational research training centre. Dr. Hymel is interested in social development, bully/victim problems, reading skills assessment, person perception and sex roles.


Sheri Bauman, PhD

Sheri Bauman is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. Her current research projects include an investigation of how teachers respond to incidents of school bullying based on bullying type, and gender, race/ethnicity of involved students. She is also interested in cyberbullying, and has completed a study of this problem among Deaf/Hard of Hearing students and their hearing peers. Her book, Cyberbullying: What Counselors Need to Know, will be published by the American Counseling Association in 2010.


George Belliveu, PhD


Amy Bellmore, PhD

Dr. Bellmore is an Assistant Professor of Human Development, Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary research interest is how school-based peer relationships influence development during adolescence, including how being a victim or perpetrator of peer-directed aggression impacts academic and psychosocial adjustment. she is particularly interested in the significance of ehtnicity and ethnic contexts for students' intra-and inter-group relations.


Tanya Beran, PhD

Dr. Beran is Associate Professor in Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Calgary. Her interests include investigating the nature of bullying and cyber-bullying, evaluating prevention and intervention strategies, as well as examining legislation pertaining to bullying.


Jamilia Blake, PhD


Christopher Bonell, PhD

Chris Bonell is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the Institute of Education, University of London. His main areas of interest are social interventions to promote the health and social development of young people, particularly interventions which address the social environment of schools and positive youth development interventions. He is also interested in: basic quantitative and qualitative research on the influences on young people’s heath and development; developing methods for process evaluation; and HIV prevention in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. He has previously worked at Oxford University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the UK Government’s Social Exclusion Unit.


Michael Boulton, PhD

Mike has been researching children’s social relationships and their links with adjustment for over 25 years. He is acknowledged as an international expert on bullying among school pupils. He also studies positive/supporting relationships as exemplified by friendships. He is particularly interested in how the negative effects of abusive peer relationships may be moderated and mitigated, and how perpetrators may be encouraged and enabled to change their behaviour in a pro-social direction. A current project is examining the effects of using older pupils to help younger pupils develop pro-social patterns of thinking and behaving. His work is guided by a number of theories, including Baumeister and Leary's (1995) need to belong theory, and broader social cognition theory. <


Danah Boyd, PhD

Danah Boyd is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. As an academic and a scholar, her research examines social media, youth practices, tensions between public and private, social network sites, and other intersections between technology and society. Her blog can be found at zephoria.org/thoughts, and her papers are available at http://www.danah.org/papers.


Lucy Bowes, PhD

My research interests are in risk and resilience to early life stress, in particular bullying victimization and the impact it has on psychopathology across development. I completed my undergraduate studies in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University in 2004, followed by a masters in social, genetic and developmental psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry in 2006. My PhD research used an integrative approach to investigate bullying victimization and its impact on children’s mental health problems during development using longitudinal, epidemiological and genetic methodologies. Research was conducted using data from the prospective longitudinal Environmental Risk (E-Risk) study, a nationally representative sample of 2,232 children (1,116 twin pairs) and their families. Current postdoctoral research includes investigating risk and protective mechanisms for promoting desistence to bullying perpetration.


Marc Brackett, PhD

Dr. Brackett is Deputy Director of the Health, Emotion and Behavior Laboratory at Yale University. Dr. Brackett is an author of 90 scholarly publications and is the developer of The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning (“RULER”), a CASEL SELect program. RULER fosters the development of social and emotional skills in children from rpre-kindergarten to high school and involves training for all stakeholders, including leaders, teachers, and support staff, as well as families. Dr. Brackett is on the Research Advisory Boards of both CASEL and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. Currently, he is working with Facebook to both prevent and decrease cyberbullying. In 2013, Dr. Brackett will become Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He also holds a 5th degree black belt in Hapkido, a Korean martial art.


Catherine Bradshaw, PhD

Catherine Bradshaw is a developmental psychologist and youth violence prevention researcher. She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from Cornell University and a master’s in counseling and guidance from the University of Georgia. She has a joint appointment in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. Her primary research interests focus on the development of aggressive behavior and school-based prevention. She collaborates on research projects examining bullying and school climate; the development of aggressive and problem behaviors; effects of exposure to violence, peer victimization, and environmental stress on children; and the design, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based prevention programs in schools. She presently collaborates on federally supported randomized trials of school-based prevention programs, including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and social-emotional learning curricula. Dr. Bradshaw also works with the Maryland State Department of Education and several school districts to support the development and implementation of programs and policies to prevent bullying and school violence, and to foster safe and supportive learning environments. She received a career development award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for her research on the use of evidence-based violence prevention programs in schools and collaborates on federally-funded research grants supported by the NIMH, NIDA, CDC, and the Institute of Education Sciences. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Research on Adolescence.


Marla Brassard, PhD

For the past 20 plus years Professor Brassard has been studying psychological maltreatment - its assessment, the emotional injuries and behavioral problems that result, and the contextual factors that moderate the effect of maltreatment, particularly the role of schools, teachers and peer relationships. She also studies psychological aggression in the teacher-student and peer relationships and its impact on children's functioning as part of a longitudinal study of 800 secondary school children followed from middle school through high school. She is a co-author/editor of 4 books, 2 on psychological maltreatment, 1 text on preschool assessment, and numerous research articles and chapters. She was a co-chair of the task force that wrote the Guidelines for the Psychosocial Evaluation of Suspected Psychological Maltreatment (APSAC, 1995) which is the standard for forensic practice and governmental agency investigation. She teaches courses on family as the context in child development, personality and behavioral assessment of children and adolescents, a practicum on psychological assessment where student's perform comprehensive forensic evaluations of clients in the Center for Educational and Psychological Services. Clinically, she has worked in schools (preschool-high school), a prison, and clinics with normally developing as well as maltreated and other troubled children and youth and their families.


R. Mara Brendgen, PhD


Ryan Broll, PhD

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Robin Bright, PhD

Dr. Bright is a Professor at the University of Lethbridge. She is currently investigating the role of technology in the communication patterns and social development of adolescents.


Eric Buhs, PhD

Eric Buhs is an associate professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His training and research focus on the social development and peer relations of children and adolescents. His studies and publications have investigated the psychosocial and academic outcomes of peer victimization and social exclusion for children in the elementary grades and in middle school. He has also been active in developing and publishing a new self-report measure of aggression and victimization for use with early adolescents.


James Bussey, PhD

Dr. Bush is an assistant professor at Texas Tech University. He has a Masters in Theatre and Experimental Psychology. His thesis is titled, Creative and Artistic Personality Development: Positive Disintegration. His Doctorate is in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and Psychology. Dissertation: An Actor's Makeup: A Psychological Profile of Acting Students. Dr. Bush has worked over the years with Family Promise, The Lubbock Rape Crisis Center, and Women’s Protective Services.


Kay Bussey, PhD

Kay Bussey is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She has been the recipient of a Fulbright Award and on three occasions has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. She is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology and serves as an editorial consultant for numerous psychology journals and scientific organizations. Her interests and publications span several areas of social development including moral development, gender development, bullying, and children’s participation in the legal system.


Marina Camodeca, PhD

Marina Camodeca obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and Education in 2003 at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Since 2005 she is Assistant Professor at the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Italy. Her research interests include bullying and victimization in toddlerhood, childhood and adolescence, with a particular focus on social cognitions, emotions and morality. She is also involved in projects about bullying among siblings and about bullying in children with autism. She is currently interested in investigating the moral emotions of shame and guilt in children involved in bullying, and the personality and familiar aspects characterizing them. Besides bullying, she is involved in projects about the development of socio-emotional competence in pre-schoolers. In particular, she collaborated in the Italian adaptation of the Q-Sort for social competence and in studies about moral emotions.


Elise Cappella, PhD

Elise Cappella is a clinical and community psychologist whose research integrates education and psychology with the goal to better understand what disrupts, and alternatively, promotes children's positive adaptation in schools and communities. Cappella has identified academic and social-emotional functioning among low-income children as priority areas of interest, with a particular focus on the social processes of schooling. With grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Spencer Foundation, she has studied predictors of children's achievement among students at risk for failure, and has designed and examined an intervention to enhance girls' social development and reduce relationally aggressive behavior. With colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research, and funding from the Institute for Education Sciences, the American Psychological Association, and NIMH, Cappella has worked with school and community partners to implement and study a mental health model focused on learning for disruptive children in high poverty schools. Cappella was awarded an Early Career Research Award from the Society for the Study of School Psychology, and a Community Collaborative Grant from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, to adapt and study a teacher consultation model focused on improving classroom processes in urban elementary schools. Within the context of a NIMH-funded developing center, she examined the effectiveness of this program – BRIDGE – on classroom interactions and child behaviors in NYC schools. Finally, as co-PI on an IES Goal 3 study, Cappella is participating in a school-randomized control trial of a theory-based program to align parents and teachers around temperament-based strategies to promote children's behavior and learning. Beyond intervention research, Cappella studies children's social behaviors (aggression, victimization, prosocial) and social networks in classrooms, with the long-term goal to create ways to activate peer leaders toward the development of positive peer environments for learning. Methodological approaches include community-based participatory research, mixed method research, systematic observational methods, social network methods, and RCTs. Cappella studied history as an undergraduate at Yale University and received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.


Simona C. S. Caravita, PhD

Dr. Caravita is an assistant professor of Developmental Psychology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Italy, and Collaborates with the Center of Research on Developmental and Educational Dynamics (C.R.I.d.e.e. - Catholic University). Her research interests mainly encompass school bullying and aggressive behavior in middle-childhood and early adolescence related to morality, social-cognitive skills, and popularity and social status within the peer-group.


Noel Card, PhD

Noel Card is an assistant professor in Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona. He is interested in social development during childhood and adolescence as well as quantitative methods. His recent developmental research has considered the different forms (e.g., overt, relational) and functions (e.g., proactive, reactive) of aggressive behavior, psychosocial risk factors and outcomes for victims, aggressor-victim relationships, and antipathetic (AKA enemy) relationships. His quantitative research considers methods of analyzing longitudinal and dyadic data and meta-analytic techniques.


Natalia Cardenas Zuluaga, BA

Psychologist, Universidad CES, Medellin, Colombia; Specialist in Management of Human Development, University EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia; Graduate Student of Education and Human Development master degree, CINDE-University of Manizales; Academic Extension Coordinator of Faculty of psychology, Universidad CES; Chair of the International Symposium of School Harassment (Bullying) 2009-2012; Co-researcher of the line in infancy, childhood, and youth, Psychology, Health and Society Research Group, Faculty of psychology, Universidad CES. Medellin, Colombia; Member and founder of the Observatory of school violence in Medellin and general Secretary of the National Antibullying Network in Colombia. Please see the following links to view documents from her university and her research group.


Juan Casas, PhD

Dr. Casas is the Director of the Social Development Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He uses a developmental framework to study various forms of aggressive behavior and victimization, interpersonal relationships (broadly defined) and other social behaviors. Specifically, his research team and collaborators have been investigating the etiology of relational aggression in early childhood and beyond. In addition, recent investigations have been concerned with electronic aggression and victimization, including examinations of the overlap between traditional schoolyard aggression and victimization and electronic forms.


Timothy Cavell, PhD

Timothy A. Cavell, PhD is Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arkansas. Cavell’s work has focused on parent- and mentor-based interventions for children who are highly aggressive or chronically bullied and thus at risk for later delinquency, substance abuse, or psychopathology. His research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Health Resources & Services Administration, the Verizon Foundation, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. He is author on over 50 journal articles and chapters as well as 2 books: Working with Parents of Aggressive Children: A Practitioner’s Guide (2000), and Anger, Aggression, and Interventions for Interpersonal Violence (2006). Recent work has focused on the integration of youth mentoring and prevention science and, more specifically, on short-term, lunchtime mentoring as school-based intervention for chronically bullied children.


Jeong-il Cho, PhD

Dr. Jeong-Cho is an assistant professor of Special Education at the Department of Professional Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). Her research focuses on peer relations among students with and without disabilities: friendship perspectives and bullying status/behavior patterns of students with behavioral disorders (BD). Dr. Cho believes that with increased placement of students with disabilities, students with BD in particular, in inclusive education settings, identifying protective factors is more critical than ever.


Antonius Cillessen, PhD

Dr. Cillessen is a professor of developmental psychology in the Behavioral Science Institute at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands, and a scenior research scientist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut. His research interests include peer relationships and peer interaction, the development of aggression, and antisocial behavior.


Jonathon Cohen, PhD

Jonathan Cohen is the co founder and president of the National School Climate Center (NSCC); Adjunct Professor in Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; and co-editor, International Journal on School Climate and Violence Prevention. He is also a practicing clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. Jonathan is focused on supporting educators and parents understandings and ability to further children’s healthy development and capacity to learn: systemically, instructionally and relationally. Jonathan and NSCC are focused on using school climate/ SEL informed school improvement district level models to support student learning and prevention of mean, bullying and/or hateful behaviors.


Clayton Cook, PhD

Dr. Clayton R. Cook is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Washington. His research interests primarily include response to intervention service delivery models and how these models can be used to prevent mental health problems and promote social, emotional, and academic wellbeing. Specifically, he is interested in school-based universal screening methods, interventions to prevent and address emotional and behavioral problems, and the translation of research to practice. Dr. Cook’s most notable publication relating to bullying is a meta-analysis on the predictors of bullying and victimization, which can be found in the June 2010 issue of School Psychology Quarterly. He is currently working on a meta-analysis of bullying prevention and intervention studies and a project examining bullying as part of a larger school-based mental health framework.


Dewey Cornell, PhD

Dr. Cornell is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Dr. Cornell is Director of the Virginia Youth Violence Project and is a faculty associate of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy.


Wendy Craig, PhD

Wendy Craig is an associate professor at Queen’s University at Kingston. Dr. Craig is also a co-leader of the Canadian Initiative for the Prevention of Bullying. Dr. Craig’s interests include investigating bullying from a developmental perspective, aggression, dating violence, and sexual harassment, among others.


Laura Crothers, PhD

Dr. Crothers is an associate professor and director of the school psychology program at Duquesne University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Her research interests include relational aggression in adolescent females, the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescents, and the link between cyberbullying and suicidal behavior in LGBTQ youth.


Donna Cross, PhD


Ellen deLara, PhD

Dr. Ellen Walser deLara is an associate professor on the faculty of the School of Social Work at Syracuse University. She is also a practicing family therapist with over 25 years experience. Dr. deLara has many years of direct service experience working with children and adolescents in both clinical and school settings. Her area of expertise and her research address school violence and bullying from a systemic perspective. She has spent over 15 years interviewing teenagers specifically about their secondary school experiences, and working with families and school districts to correct dangerous practices. Her newest research project involves adults in a retrospective study of the consequences of childhood bullying on adult life and relationships.


Ann DeSmet, PhD

Ann DeSmet is a clinical psychologist and researcher at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Ghent University in Belgium. In the past 15 years she has worked on research in mental health care, such as drug abuse, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression among socio-economically disadvantaged people, supported education, employment and housing for people with severe mental illness, and on topics related to healthcare communication. She is currently conducting her PhD project on bystander behavior in (cyber-)bullying incidents and is a member of the Friendly Attac project team which works on the development of a ‘serious game’ against cyber-bullying. Her main interests are in developmental psychology related to bullying; potential at-risk groups for bullying such as adolescents with obesity, ADHD, early psychosis; successful interventions to enhance social skills, empathy and problem-solving skills among adolescents; and positive mental health promotion programs for children and adolescents.


Eleni Didaskalou, PhD

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Paul Downes, PhD

Paul Downes obtained his Ph.D., Psychology, and Law degrees from Trinity College Dublin. He is Director of the Educational Disadvantage Centre, and Senior Lecturer in Education (Psychology) at St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin City University, Ireland. Having lectured in Estonia for four years, he has also been a Visiting Lecturer at Warsaw University, Poland; Charles University Prague, Czech Republic; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and University of Pristina in Kosovo. He has been a member of European Comission Expert Advisory Groups on Social Inclusion, and on Lifelong Learning, as well as being a member of the Expert Advisory Group to the Irish Parliament and Senate's Education Committee for its 2009 report on Early School Leaving. He is currently working on an OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) report on minority education in Kosovo. His research has examined bullying issues in relation to contexts of students experiencing socio-economic disadvantage, focusing on community as well as school related dimensions. His work examines bullying as a systems level communicative phenomenon, including child-centred accounts of authoritarian teaching.


Mary Dyck, PhD

Mary Dyck, PhD teaches Adapted Physical Activity, Sport Management, Motor Learning, Sport Sociology and Sport Psychology at the University of Lethbridge, in Alberta, Canada. Her research interests include transition activity programs for people with ASD, development of social skills through physical activity, online citizenship, and physical activity experiences of girls and women. Dr. Robin Bright and Dr. Dyck were the primary investigators of Cybertalk: Online Behaviours of Early Adolescents in Rural Alberta and authors of It Hurt Big Time: Understanding the impact of rural adolescents's experiences with cyberbullying .


Chris Elledge, PhD

Chris Elledge is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Program, at the University of Tennessee. Chris has particular interest in the social and relational processes that lead to, sustain, or exacerbate dysfunctional behavior in youth. His program of research has focused on childhood aggression, with an emphasis on developing and evaluating preventative interventions for children who display early signs of aggressive behavior as well as for children who are chronic victims of peer aggression. Chris’s most recent research projects have focused on the application of school-based mentoring as a form of prevention for aggressive and bullied children as well as understanding the role that teachers play in mitigating bullying in the classroom.


Caitlin Elsaesser, PhD

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Elizabeth Englander, PhD

Elizabeth Englander, Ph.D., is a professor of Psychology and the founder and Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University, a Center that delivers anti-violence programs, resources, and research. She is a nationally recognized researcher and expert in the area of bullying and cyberbullying, childhood causes of violence, aggression and abuse, and child development. She has a particular expertise in technological aggression and how it interacts with aggression in general. For more information, feel free to visit her website, http://www.elizabethenglander.com/.


Dorothy Espelage, PhD

Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida. She is the recipient of the APA Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention Science and the 2016 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, and is a Fellow of APS, APA, and AERA.  She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University in 1997. Over the last 22 years, she has authored over 170 peer- reviewed articles, six edited books, and 70 chapters on bullying, homophobic teasing, sexual harassment, dating violence, and gang violence. Her research focuses on translating empirical findings into prevention and intervention programming and she has secured over seven million dollars of external funding. She advises members of Congress and Senate on bully prevention legislation. She conducts regular webinars for CDC, NIH, and NIJ to disseminate research. She just completed a CDC-funded study that included a randomized clinical trial of a social emotional learning prevention program in 36 middle schools to reduce aggression. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is funding her to track these kids to examine whether these effects remain as kids navigate challenges of high school. CDC is funding another RCT of this program in comparison to a gender-enhanced social-emotional program in 28 Illinois middle schools. She just received a 5-year large grant to prevent bullying and promote school safety in high schools from NIJ. Also, she is PI on a CDC-funded grant to evaluate a youth suicide prevention program on sexual violence outcomes in 24 Colorado high schools. She authored a 2011 White House Brief on bullying among LGBTQ youth and attended the White House Conference in 2011, and has been a consultant on the stopbullying.gov website and consultant to the National Anti-bullying Campaign, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She has presented multiple times at the Federal Partnership to End Bullying Summit and Conference. She is a consultant to the National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Initiative to address bullying and youth suicide. Dr. Espelage has appeared on many television news and talk shows, including The Today Show; CNN; CBS Evening News; The Oprah Winfrey Show, Anderson, Anderson 360 and has been quoted in the national print press, including Time Magazine, USA Today, People, Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal. Her dedicated team of undergraduate and graduate students are committed to the dissemination of the research through various mechanisms (www.dorothyespelage.com).


Kostas Fanti, PhD


Robert Faris, PhD

Robert Faris is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Davis. His research uses social network analysis to examine the emergence of conflict, aggression, and other social problems. Current projects include a longitudinal study of the interplay of adolescent romantic relationships, friendships, and aggression, and a semantic network analysis of cyberbullying.


Thomas Farmer, PhD


David Farrington, PhD

Dr. Farrington, O.B.E., is a Professor of Psychological Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University. His major research interest is in developmental criminology, and he is Director of the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development, which is a prospective longitudinal survey of over 400 London males from age 8 to age 48. In addition to over 500 published journal articles and book chapters on criminological and psychological topics, he has published over 75 books, monographs and government publications. He has also published empirical articles and reviews on bullying, including a review for the Campbell Collaboration.


Erika Felix, PhD


David Finkelhor, PhD

Dr. Finkelhor is Director of Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory, Professor of Sociology, and University Professor, at the University of New Hampshire. He has been studying the problems of child victimization, child maltreatment and family violence since 1977. He is well known for his conceptual and empirical work on the problem of child sexual abuse, reflected in publications such as Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse (Sage, 1986) and Nursery Crimes (Sage, 1988). He has also written about child homicide, missing and abducted children, children exposed to domestic and peer violence and other forms of family violence. In his recent work, for example, his book, Child Victimization (Oxford University Press, 2008), he has tried to unify and integrate knowledge about all the diverse forms of child victimization in a field he has termed Developmental Victimology. This book received the Daniel Schneider Child Welfare Book of the Year award in 2009. All together, he is editor and author of 12 books and over 200 journal articles and book chapters. He has received grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the US Department of Justice, and a variety of other sources. In 1994, he was given the Distinguished Child Abuse Professional Award by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, in 2004 he was given the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, in 2005 he and his colleagues received the Child Maltreatment Article of the Year award, and in 2007 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.


Dan Florell, PhD

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Stephanie Secord Fredrick, PhD

Dr. Stephanie Secord Fredrick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Central Michigan University. She received her doctorate in school psychology from Northern Illinois University and her doctoral dissertation examined the relations among traditional and cyber victimization and suicidal ideation among high school students. Her research is grounded in a social-ecological framework and revolves around bullying behavior (including cyberbullying and bystander behavior) and social emotional well-being. She is especially interested in school-based preventative and protective factors for victims, bullies, and bystanders, including school climate, social support, and social emotional learning.


Claire Fox, PhD

Dr. Fox is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Keele, UK. Her current research examines the links between children's humor styles and bullying in schools. She is particularly interested in identifying risk factors for peer victimization and also factors that moderate or mediate the links between peer victimization and psychosocial adjustment.


Karin Frey, PhD

Karin Frey is a professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Washington. She has been involved in the Steps to Respect bullying prevention program. Her research interests include bullying, peer interaction, and competence motivation.


Michael Furlong, PhD

Dr. Furlong is a professor at the University of California-Santa Barbara. His current research focuses on the accurate assessment and measurement of bullying.


James Garbarino, PhD

Dr. Garbarino holds the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology at Loyola University. Dr. Garbarino’s research is primarily focused on on-going consultation on bullying, harassment, and emotional violence to schools.


Gianluca Gini, PhD

Gianluca Gini is an assistant professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Padua (Italy) and member of the Standing Observatory on School Bullying of Regione Veneto. His research interests include (i) the individual (cognitive, emotional, moral) and social (e.g., friendship networks, normative pressure, school moral atmosphere) processes associated with different roles of participation in bullying; (ii) the health consequences of frequent involvement in bullying; (iii) the evaluation of school-based anti-bullying intervention programs.


Jennifer G. Green, PhD


Eveline Gutzwiller-Helfenfinger, PhD

Eveline Gutzwiller-Helfenfinger obtained her doctorate in Psychology at the University of Berne, Switzerland, in 2003. After a one-year position as assistant at the Department of Psychology at the University of Berne, she took a position as researcher and teacher educator at the University of Teacher Education of Central Switzerland, Lucerne in 2005. In 2009 she became a Professor of Educational and Social Sciences. Her research areas include socio-moral development across the lifespan, the development of professional competencies (including socio-moral competencies) in student and novice teachers, and the development of integrative approaches in teacher education. With respect to bullying, her topics include bystander behaviour, the role of moral processes (especially moral disengagement) in bullying and cyberbullying, and the impacts of victimization on victims’ parents and siblings. She is an associated researcher in the GEWOS study (predictive factors for health and well-being in early adolescence) by Christine Knauss, Françoise Alsaker, and Sonja Perren and in a study on bullying in school and cyberspace by Sonja Perren and Françoise Alsaker.


Laura Hanish, PhD

Laura Hanish is an Associate Professor of Child Development in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. She is also Co-Director of The Lives of Girls and Boys, a series of academic initiatives dedicated to understanding and improving girls’ and boys’ relationships. Her research interests include gender-based peer relationships, aggression and peer victimization, academic outcomes, and school-based intervention programs.


Kisha Haye, PhD


Judith Hebron, PhD

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Sameer Hinduja, PhD

Dr. Sameer Hinduja is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social networking, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people. He works with the U.S. Department of Education and many state departments of education to improve their policies and programming related to the prevention and response of teen technology misuse. Dr. Hinduja is a member of the Research Advisory Board for Harvard University's Internet Safety Task Force. His co-authored book - Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying - was named Educator Book of the Year by ForeWord reviews. His latest book for educators - School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time - became available in April, 2012. In December, 2013, his newest co-authored book specifically written for teens was released (Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral). Outside of research and evaluation expertise, Dr. Hinduja provides training to schools, youth organizations, parents, and teens on how to avoid online victimization and its real-world consequences. His interdisciplinary research is widely published in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals, and has been featured on numerous local, state, national, and international media programs, including: CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” BBC, and The New York Times. He has also been interviewed and cited by hundreds of online and print media outlets. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University (focus area: cybercrime) and his B.S. in Criminal Justice (minor in legal studies) from the University of Central Florida Honors College. At FAU, Dr. Hinduja has won both Researcher of the Year and Teacher of the Year, the two highest honors across the entire university.


Wendy L. G. Hoglund, PhD


Melissa Holt, PhD

Melissa Holt is an Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Development at Boston University. Her primary line of research focuses on youth exposure to violence, with an emphasis on the intersection between bullying involvement and victimization experiences in other domains. Her research also emphasizes peer group influences on bullying, mental health implications of violence exposure, and factors that promote resilience.


John Hoover, PhD

John Hoover, PhD is the Department Chair of Special Education at St. Cloud University in Minnesota. Dr. Hover is currently involved in a number of projects related to bullying. Specifically Dr. Hoover is interested in bullying and: attitudes, long term effects on the development of trust, measurement, assessment, homosexuality, and moral self-releva nce and moral development in girls.


Arthur M. Horne, PhD

Dr. Horne is a Research Professor at the University of Georgia. Among other positions, he is currently the director of the Bully Busters project dedicated to evaluating methods of reducing bullying in schools.


Gijs Huitsing, PhD

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Caroline Hunt, PhD

Caroline Hunt is Associate Professor and Associate Head (Clinical) with the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney. Caroline’s research interests in the area of bullying focus on helping young children develop skills to reduce their risk of being bullied over time. The ‘Confident Kids’ program has been run in Australian schools and is currently being construct as a web-based intervention. She has also published a measure of the experience of being bullied, the Personal Experiences Questionnaire. Her other research areas include the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly in young people.


Simon Hunter, PhD

Dr. Hunter is a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in the UK. His research interests include understanding the consequences of victimization for children, the relationship of ethnicity to bullying (and particularly discriminatory bullying), and children's use of prosocial behavior.


Luke W. Hyde, PhD


Margaret Jackson, PhD

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Lyndsay Jenkins, PhD

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Kathryn Jens, PhD

Dr. Jens is both a School Psychologist in the Cherry Creek School District, Greenwood Village, Colorado and a Clinical Psychologist with an independent practice in Denver, Colorado. She is an author, trainer, and researcher with the Bully-Proofing Your School program. Dr. Jens received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Jens' current interest areas include how to integrate bullying prevention efforts with positive climate change programs, discipline that teaches, moral development, diversity training and literacy.


Shane R. Jimerson, PhD

Dr. Jimerson is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Developmental Studies and Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology Program. He bases his research on the fundamental assumption that what happens in early childhood has influences subsequent development. His research has focused on early reading assessment, early grade retention, and early developmental histories of high school dropouts.


Lisa Jones, PhD

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Stephanie Jones, PhD

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Samuel Y. Kim, PhD, NCSP

Samuel Kim is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at Texas Woman's University. His current research projects involve positive psychology and bullying victimization in the United States as well as South Korea. Additionally, he is investigating culture specific psychological variables, particularly those from Asian cultures.


Becky Kochenderfer-Ladd, PhD

Dr. Kochenderfer-Ladd is currently a professor at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on peer victimization in terms of adjustment, coping, and assessment.


Jered Kolbert, PhD

Dr. Kolbert is a professor and the coordinator of the School Counseling Program at Slippery Rock University. His research interests include relational and social aggression in adolescents and pre-adolescents.


Chiaki Konishi, PhD

Chiaki Konishi specializes in the area of social-emotional learning (SEL) and development and applied statistics in educational and developmental psychology. Her research has concentrated on understanding the roles of connectedness on children's and adolescents' growth and well-being, with particular emphasis on stigmatized experiences of bullying and discrimination. Chiaki has conducted various studies in the field of SEL and development, including longitudinal and cross-national studies of bullying and victimization, large-scale studies on school climate, school safety, and social responsibility. In addition, her studies encompass marginalized populations of youth, including sexual and racial minorities, particularly in relation to their stigmatized experiences such as school victimization. Her current focus has been the application of social and ecological perspectives to understand developmental processes.


Joe Kosciw, PhD

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Gary Ladd, PhD

Dr. Ladd is currently a professor at Arizona State University. He is interested in children’s friendships, peer group relations, and social competence.


Noam Lapidot-Lefler, PhD

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Jim Larson, PhD

Dr. Larson is Professor of Psychology and Director of the School Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His interests are in creating bridges between basic research in school violence and aggressive behavior and the needs of school practitioners.


Danielle Law, PhD

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John LeBlanc, MD

Dr. John LeBlanc is an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in the Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Community Health & Epidemiology. Dr. LeBlanc has research programs in Early Childhood Development, measurement of resilience and evaluation of school-based violence prevention programs. In addition to his research and clinical work as a pediatrician, Dr. LeBlanc serves on the directing council for the Centre of Excellence for Early Child Development as well as the executive team of the National Centre of excellence "Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence" (PREVNET).


Paul LeBuffe, MA

Paul LeBuffe is the Director of the Institute of Clinical Training & Research of the Devereux Foundation.


Stephen Leff, PhD


Linda Likens

Linda Likens is the National Project Director for The Devereux Early Childhood Initiative.


Susan Limber, PhD., MLS

Dr. Susan Limber is the Dan Olweus Distinguished Professor at the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University. She is a developmental psychologist who also holds a Masters of Legal Studies. Dr. Limber’s research and writing have focused on youth participation, children’s rights, and legal and psychological issues related to bullying among children. Since 2001, she has provided consultation to bullying prevention efforts supported Health Resources and Services Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). She oversees dissemination of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States. Dr. Limber has published numerous articles and chapters on the topic of bullying and co-authored the book, Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age. In 2011, she received the Distinguished Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Service Psychology, awarded by the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychologists in Public Service, and in 2012, she received the Nicholas Hobbs Award, awarded by the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Division 37 of the American Psychological Association). She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.


Gerine Lodder, PhD.

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Peter J. Lovegrove, PhD

Peter J. Lovegrove is a postdoctoral research associate at Youth-Nex, a center to promote effective youth development located in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. His work on bullying focuses on using person-centered approaches to understand patterns of bullying and victimization amongst middle and high school students. His ongoing work examines the distinctness of cyberbullying from other forms of bullying, covariates of relational aggression in middle school girls, as well as the effect on school bullying climate on longitudinal patterns of school-level academic and behavioral outcomes. He has a newly-available article in the Journal of Youth Violence.


Greg Machek, PhD

Greg Machek attained his PhD in School Psychology from Indiana University in 2004. He currently directs the school psychology graduate training program at the University of Montana. His current research interests are in school bullying and peer harrassment, which came from a numbber of years spent working with adjudicated male youth in a residential setting. Most recently, Greg has adopted an attribution model to better understand the social cognitions of all that are privy to incidents of school bullying (e.g., bullies, victims, bystanders, etc.).


Carol MacKinnon-Lewis, PhD


Tina Malti, PhD


Roxana Marachi, PhD

Roxana Marachi is an Associate Professor at San Jose State University.


Herb Marsh, PhD


Patricia McDougall, PhD


Ersilia Menesini, PhD

Dr. Menesini is currently a Full professor of developmental psychology at the University of Florence – Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology (since 2011).


Diana Meter, PhD

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Stephen Minton, PhD

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Mirmahmoud Mirnasab, PhD

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Faye Mishna, PhD

Faye Mishna is Dean and Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and is cross-appointed to the Department of Psychiatry. Faye holds the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Chair in Child and Family. Faye worked in children’s mental health for over 20 years and prior to joining the Faculty, she was Clinical Director of a children’s mental health centre serving children and youth with learning disabilities. Faye is a graduate and faculty at the Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program and maintains a small private practice in psychotherapy and consultation.


Marlene Moretti, PhD


Brenda Morrison, PhD


Rosalind Murray-Harvey, PhD


Jennifer Neal, PhD

Jennifer Watling Neal is an Assistant Professor of community psychology at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on associations between children’s peer social networks, classroom contextual factors, and aggressive behaviors. She is also interested in understanding how social networks can facilitate the dissemination of school-based interventions.


Amanda Nickerson, PhD

Amanda Nickerson is an Associate Professor and Director of the Dr. Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence at the University at Buffalo State University of New York. Her research focuses on school crisis prevention and intervention, with a particular emphasis on violence and bullying. She has examined the role of schools, parents, and peers in preventing violence and enhancing the social-emotional strengths of children and adolescents. She is particularly interested in the variables and processes related to bystander intervention.


Beau Oldenburg, PhD

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Hezron Onditi, PhD

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Pamela Orpinas, PhD

Dr. Orpinas is Professor of Health Promotion at the College of Public Health, The University of Georgia. She has worked in several research projects specifically related to understanding and preventing bullying and aggression among children and adolescents, including the Multisite Violence Prevention Project, Students for Peace, ACTIVA project, Familias Fuertes, and the longitudinal study, Healthy Teens.


Rosario Ortega, PhD

Dr. Ortega is a faculty member of the Education Sciences program at the University of Cordoba, Spain. She is also Chair of Psychology and Director of the PhD programme "Psychological Intervention and Investigation."


Jamie Ostrov, PhD

Jamie M. Ostrov is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Psychology program at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Dr. Ostrov is also the Director of the Social Development Laboratory at the University at Buffalo. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Dr. Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence at the University at Buffalo. As a developmental psychologist and developmental psychopathologist, Dr. Ostrov’s research focuses on understanding the development of subtypes of aggression and peer victimization in young children.


Roberto Parada, PhD


Justin Patchin, PhD

(website: www.cyberbullying.us)


Anthony Pellegrini, PhD


Deb Pepler, PhD

Dr. Pepler is Professor of Psychology at York University and Psychologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Pepler conducts research on children at risk. Her current research examines aggression and victimization among adolescents with a concern to the processes related to these problems over the lifespan. She was honoured for this research with the Contribution to Knowledge Award from the Psychology Foundation of Canada and with the Educator of the Year Award from Phi Delta Kappa, Toronto.


Sonja Perren, PhD

Sonja Perren is Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development at the University of Zürich (Switzerland). Her research focuses on the interplay between social skills, peer relations and mental health in children and adolescents. Topics in relation to bullying are: bullying in kindergarten age, cyberbullying, bullying/victimization and its associations with social skills, morality and psychosocial adjustme


Amy Plog, PhD

Dr. Plog is the Director of Research for the Creating Caring Communities research team. They are currently interested in developing an evidence base for the Bully-Proofing Your School Program, investigating bullying intervention implementation integrity, and creating an online bullying assessment tool.


William Porter, PhD


Paul Poteat, PhD

Paul Poteat is Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at Boston College. His research examines the social norms and relationship dynamics within peer groups that contribute to the development and perpetuation of prejudiced attitudes and behaviors across developmental periods. In connection to bullying, this includes attention to bias-motivated bullying, especially related to sexual prejudice/homophobia. his research aims to identify individual and social-contextual factors that predict this behavior, and to identify the outcomes of being targeted by this behavior for dominant and minority group members.


Katherine Raczynski, MA

Katherine Raczynski is a part of the Bullying Prevention Group at the University of Georgia and the project director of the Healthy Teens project, a six year study investigating students’ social development as they transition from middle school to high school. She is interested in the assessment of bullying/victimization, school-based interventions for reducing bullying, and cyber-bullying.


Kisha Radliff, PhD

Dr. Radliff is an assistant professor of school psychology at Ohio State University.


Mubarak Rahamathulla, PhD

Mubarak Rahamathulla, PhD

Dr. Radliff is a social worker by profession. He has worked in the community services and mental health sectors since 1984 and has taught social worker in Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. His area of research is child safety issues in cyberspace. Currently, he is involved in a project in collaboration with ISPCAN, which aims to study the policies and prevention programs protecting children in cyberspace. This project will collect information from professionals and policy makers from all over the world and will prepare a report summarizing the work and way forward in the future.


Ron Rapee, PhD


Ken Rigby, PhD

Dr. Rigby is an Adjunct Research Professor and an educational consultant based at the University of South Australia. His recent work has been directed towards advising parents and teachers in preventing, and dealing with, bully/victim problems. Recent publications include 'Children and Bullying: How parents and educators can reduce bullying in schools,' published in 2008 by Blackwell/Wiley, and 'Bullying: six methods of intervention', (2009) in press with the Australian Council for Educational Research. Currently, he is employed as a consultant on school bullying with the Queensland Education Department in Australia.


Ian Rivers, PhD

Dr. Rivers is Professor of Human Development at Brunel University in the UK. He is the author of over 80 book chapters and journal articles on bullying, specifically homophobic bullying. Together with Nathalie Noret he conducted the only longitudinal study of text and email bullying to date. His interests currently include the mental health of bystanders and the cognitive process underlying key decision making processes that expose individuals to danger.


Rebecca Robles-Piña, PhD

Rebecca is a professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.


Philip C. Rodkin, PhD

Dr. Rodkin is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Rodkin’s research interests include: aggressive behavior during childhood and adolescence; children’s developing beliefs and behaviors regarding social status and popularity; positive and negative interactions between boys and girls and children of different ethnicities; bullying and its prevention at school.


Chad A. Rose, PhD

Chad Rose is an assistant professor of special education in the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations at Sam Houston State University. In 2010, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Special Education, with a focus on Emotional Behavioral Disorders and Quantitative Methods. Dr. Rose recently served as the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education Virtual Intern, where he focused on national legislation related to special education, student restraint and seclusion, and critical teacher shortages. His research focuses on the intersection of disability labels and special education services within the bullying dynamic, unique predictive and protective factors associated with bullying involvement among students with disabilities, and bully prevention efforts within a multi-component framework.


Scott Ross, PhD, BCBA-D

Scott W. Ross, Ph.D., BCBA-D, directs the Office of Learning Supports (OLS) for the Colorado Department of Education, which is responsible for advancing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) in the state. The office also oversees the state’s work on Response to Intervention, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and the Bullying Prevention and Education Grant Program. Previously, Dr. Ross taught special education at the elementary and secondary level then was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University where he taught coursework in direct instruction, curriculum development, classroom and behavior management, coaching, and systems change. Dr. Ross is also the author of the Bullying Prevention in Positive Behavior Support curriculum and corresponding empirical analyses, for which he received the Initial Research of the Year award in 2010 from the Association of Positive Behavior Support.


Kevin Runions, PhD


Christina Salmivalli, PhD


Tracy Scherr, PhD


Barry Schneider, PhD


Robert Selman, PhD


Jennifer Shapka, PhD

Dr. Shapka is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, at the University of British Columbia. Her teaching and research are in the area of developmental psychology, and she is particularly interested in identifying how contextual factors are contributing to developmental wellbeing for adolescents. To this end, Dr. Shapka has been exploring the impact of what it means to grow up in an information age by examining the impact of internet use on social and cognitive development. Most recently, Dr. Shapka has explored the online risks associated with cyberbullying, as well as privacy-related concerns due to the over-disclosure of personal information.


Shaheen Shariff, PhD


Jill Sharkey, PhD

Dr. Sharkey is a faculty member in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the Universityof California, Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on preventing school violence by understanding optimal family, school, and community responses to at-risk youth.


Jin Shin, PhD


Cindy Simpson, PhD

Cynthia Simpson, Ph.D., is Dean of the School of Education at Houston Baptist University. Her current research focuses on bullying prevention strategies within a multi-component framework, gender discrepancies within the bullying dynamic, and protective factors for individuals with low incidence disabilities. Dr. Simpson has authored, or co-authored, several manuscripts, books, book chapters and training manuals encompassing a range of critical issues in the field of special education. Dr. Simpson has been recognized at the international, national, state and local level for the impact of her professional work on the outcome of youth in our society.


Russel Skiba, PhD

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Grace Skrzypiec, PhD

Dr. Grace Skrzypiec is in the early stages of her academic career and is receiving mentoring research from Professor Phillip Slee. She completed her PhD in criminology/psychology in 2012 at Flinders University. Grace has been working with Professor Slee on various anti-bullying projects including the “coping with bullying” intervention, which has been successfully implemented in several schools in South Australia and Greece. Currently she is working with Professor Slee on a project exploring the nature of bullying in India.


Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk, PhD

Dr. Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk is a professor in Education, a school psychologist, and a parent of three school-aged children. She has worked with children, their families and schools from all age ranges and abilities. She teaches courses in the area of diversity and inclusion, and complete inservices in the area of assessment and intervention for teachers. For her research, she runs parent groups, inspiring individuals to make change in their lives, and helps children with various learning considerations, particularly in the area of mathematics. She approaches the area of bullying and social-emotional development from a generalist perspective, by understanding all the circumstances that influence a child’s life, and inspire them and those around them to have the courage to make changes, one person at a time.


Phillip Slee, PhD


David Smith, PhD


Marlene Sourander, PhD


Andre Sourander, PhD

Dr. Sourander is an MD and professor in Child Psychiatry at Turku University, Finland; and adjunct professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, USA. His research activity in bullying research has focused on four areas:
1) long term consequences of bullying (from childhood to adulthood) based on epidemiological Finnish birth cohort study
2) Research about cyberbullying
3) cross-cultural research about bullying
4) Early web based parent training intervention focusing on oppositional behavior among 4-year olds (including peer aggression), population based RCT study

He has published several articles about my research findings about associations between childhood bullying behavior and adult psychiatric disorders, suicidality and crime (published e.g in Archives of General Psychiatry, J of American Academy of Child and adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatrics etc). His other research activity is focusing on prenatal epidemiology and birth cohort studies. He have several international fundings. e.g. NIHM, Narsad, Autism Speaks, Canadian Research Foundation, Finnish academy, Norwegian research Council etc. Find his list of publications here.


Dale Stack, PhD


Nan Stein, PhD


Michael Sulkowski, PhD

Dr. Michael Sulkowski is an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of Arizona. His research interests include preventing violent/aggressive behavior in youth and ways to protect students from the deleterious effects of peer victimization. Additionally, Dr. Sulkowski is interested in increasing the availability of mental health services in schools and in increasing the delivery of interventions to improve students’ emotional wellbeing. Dr. Sulkowski has received awards from the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention, the National Association of School Psychologists, the American Academy of School Psychology, the Florida Association of School Psychologists, the College of Education at the University of Florida, the American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (APA Division 55), and the Society for General Psychology (APA Division 1) for his research and scholarship. Dr. Sulkowski currently is researching ways in which students respond to being victimized by various forms of peer aggression (e.g., relational, overt).


Niwako Sugimura, PhD

Dr. Niwako Sugimura was born and raised in Japan. He came to the U.S. and attended high school in Texas for a year as an exchange student, which is when he took his first psychology class. That class reinforced his interest in psychology. After finishing his undergraduate education at the University of Tokyo, he went to the University of Chicago for his first master’s degree, where he learned clinical psychology, for the most part. He has always been interested in how stress leads to psychopathology, especially in youth. Then he worked for about two years in Japan and worked on a project to measure social skills in middle school students in Japan. Around that time, the problem of bullying was becoming more and more serious in Japan, which motivated him to study how to help victims of bullying at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His research has focused on the victims of bullying. In particular, he is interested in the antecedents and consequences of victimization. Some of his work has investigated individual differences in depressive symptoms and aggressive behavior following victimization, focusing on youth’s temperament and coping behavior. His other work has investigated how youth’s social behaviors serve as risk factors for and protective factors against victimization.


Suresh Sundaram, PhD

I obtained my master’s degree from University of Madras, followed by M. Phil., & Ph. D., from Annamalai University. From 2005 onwards I am working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology, Annamalai University; we recently celebrated Golden Jubilee function for our Department. Basically, I was interested in health and organizational psychology but lately I developed my research interests towards school psychology particularly school bullying and victimization. Further, I am also interested in resiliency, health behavior and social skills among adolescents and its cross-cultural aspects.


Jun Sung Hong, PhD

Jun Sung Hong, Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the Wayne State University. He has published in research areas, such as school violence (bullying/peer victimization), school-based intervention, juvenile delinquency, child welfare, and cultural competency in social work practice. He was previously a Fulbright recipient and a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Minority Fellowship Program fellow.


Hideo Suzuki, PhD

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Ibrahim Tanrikulu, PhD

Ibrahim Tanrikulu, PhD, is an assistant professor in Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department / Faculty of Education, Gaziantep University, in Gaziantep / Turkey. His interests include prevention research on bullying, cyberbullying, sibling bullying as well online applications in counseling profession. Currently, he is working on editing the first scientific book on cyberbullying in Turkish. In addition to the primary, middle and high school students and university students, he conducts research on bullying prevention in pre-school level. 


Anthony Tasso, PhD

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Deborah A. Tempkin, PhD

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Robert Thornberg, PhD

Robert Thornberg is an Associate Professor of Education at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University in Sweden. Dr. Thornberg’s current research is on school bullying, especially in relation to social processes, peer norms, moral disengagement, and children and adolescents’ perspectives. His second line of research is on school rules and everyday moral life of school. Dr Thornberg uses a range of methods including questionnaires, psychological assessments, qualitative interviewing, focus groups, ethnographic fieldwork, grounded theory, and statistical methods.


Wendy Troop-Gordon, PhD

Wendy Troop-Gordon, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of psychology at North Dakota State University. Her research interests include the processes that link being the victim of bullying to later mental health and school adjustment and those factors that may mitigate, or heighten, the risk of maladjustment among peer victimized youth, including individual differences in social cognition, stress responses and coping strategies, interpersonal relationships with peers and adults, and features of the classroom context. Most recently, she has begun using eye tracking to study how differences in visual attention patterns to social cues moderate the link between being bullied and externalizing and internalizing problems. In a second line of research, Dr. Troop-Gordon has been studying the social cognitive and interpersonal processes linking high social status among peers to aggression and enhanced emotional well being.


Maria Ttofi, PhD

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Leslie Maureen Tutty, PhD

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Stuart Twemlow, PhD

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Marion Underwood, PhD

Marion K. Underwood is an Ashbel Smith Professor of Psychological Sciences in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Duke University in 1991. She began her faculty career at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and moved to the University of Texas at Dallas in 1998. Dr. Underwood’s research examines anger, aggression, and gender, with special attention to the development of social aggression. Dr. Underwood’s work has been published in numerous scientific journals and her research program has been supported by the National Institutes of Health since 1995. In 2003, she authored a book, Social Aggression among Girls. Since 2003, she and her research group have been conducting a longitudinal study of origins and outcomes of social aggression, and how adolescents use digital communication. Before participants began their 9th grade year, all were given BlackBerry devices configured to capture the content of their electronic communication to a secure archive: text messaging, instant messaging, and email. Dr. Underwood received the 2001 Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, was granted a FIRST Award and a K02 Mid-Career Independent Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.


Tracy Vaillancourt, PhD

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Rene Veenstra, PhD

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Tony Volk, PhD

Dr. Volk is a developmental psychologist in the Brock University Department of Child and Youth studies. He is interested in the areas of parenting and child development. These are broad areas of research that lend themselves to a broad scope of theoretical and methodological approaches. A strong believer in multidisciplinary studies, Dr. Volk's overall interest is to gain an evolutionary, neurological, medical, cultural, social, and historical understanding of why children do what they do. In particular, he is interested in the reasons why bullies engage in bullying behaviors from a functional, adaptive perspective. He is currently studying 1) the evolution and functions of bullying; 2) bullying in sports; and 3) cross-cultural studies of bullying (six nations and Dominica). If you are interested in learning more about his research or publications, please visit his website here: http://www.brocku.ca/vrbaby/index.php


Cixin Wang, PhD

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Muhammad Waseem, MD

Muhammad Waseem, is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine (in Clinical Pediatrics) at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the Research Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center Bronx New York. Dr. Waseem is interested in the immediate psychosocial assessment of bullied children. Dr. Waseem evaluates most severe and serious forms of bullying in an urban hospital. This form of behavior often results in either physical injuries or psychological crisis requiring an urgent evaluation in the Emergency Department. Dr. Waseem, along with the support of the Emergency Medicine department, emphasizes on the psychological effects bullying in children. He is also interested in the psychosocial correlates and triggers for bullying. He would like to conduct studies on childhood bullying in settings other than schools. A current project is examining the prevalence of bullying in children who present to the Emergency Department with behavioral symptoms.


Terry Waterhouse, EdD

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Lana Wells, MSW, RSW

Before being appointed The Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Lana Wells was a member of the senior leadership team at the United Way of Calgary and Area where she led the community investments and collaborations division and the public policy and government relations portfolio. Lana has worked for numerous non-profit organizations and with all three levels of government as a researcher, planner, policy analyst, change manager, project manager, strategic and business planner, evaluator, facilitator and trainer. Her areas of expertise include family violence, women’s issues, children and youth services, social justice and social change, organizational change and the not for profit sector. Lana volunteers widely, sits on several boards of directors and is currently the President of The Alex, and past president of the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (2000-2002). In 2012, Lana became a fellow at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary where she is teaching on social policy in Canada. Currently, Lana is leading Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence. The name Shift represents the spirit of this innovative project designed to create transformational change using a primary prevention approach to stop first-time victimization and perpetration of domestic violence. The purpose of Shift is to enhance the capacity of policy makers, systems leaders, clinicians, service providers and the community at large, to significantly reduce the rates of domestic violence in Alberta.


David Wolfe, PhD

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Hongling Xie, PhD

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David Yamada, J.D.

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Chunyan Yang, PhD

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Michele Ybarra, PhD

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Jina Yoon, PhD

Dr. Yoon is an Associate Professor and a director of doctoral program in Educational Psychology at Wayne State University. She has conducted research studies in aggression, bullying, peer rejection, and teacher-student relationships. She is particularly interested in ecological characteristics related to bullying and victimization, including teacher responses, bystander effects, and school climate.


Isabel Zych, PhD

Dr. Zych is a Reader in the Department of Psychology in the University of Cordoba (Spain) and a member of the LAECOVI research team. She studied Psychology at the Jagiellonian University (Poland) and the University of Granada (Spain) and she earned her PhD in Psychology from the latter. She is a visiting scholar in the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University. Her main research interest focuses on bullying and cyberbullying, with particular attention to personal and contextual protective factors. She has led and participated in different research projects, has been an invited speaker in international conferences and published various journal articles related to the topic. Her undergraduate teaching and PhD supervision is mostly related to the school climate and competencies that protect children against bullying.