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Linzi Williamson PhD Post-Doctoral Fellow

Linzi completed her PhD in Applied Social Psychology in July 2019. For her dissertation, Linzi examined public perceptions of involuntarily childless individuals as well as endorsement of public funding for assisted reproductive technology. She is also interested in research pertaining to fertility intentions, reproductive decision-making, sexual health education, rape/sexual assault culture, sexual consent, and feminist identification.

As a program evaluator, Linzi has worked with various organizations including The June Callwood Centre in Toronto, Saskatoon Sexual Health, and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute. She participated in the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Student Case Competition for the last 6 years as a student participant and coach, and is currently the Chair of the Graduate Scholarship with the Canadian Evaluation Society Education Fund (CESEF) board of directors.

Linzi is currently completing a 3-year CIHR-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Colleen Dell of the Department of Sociology. Her research primarily focuses on examining the effects and outcomes of therapy and service dog programs. You can read more about her work here: https://therapydogs.ca/linzi-williamson and https://servicedogresearch.ca/post-doctoral-study-1

 

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Williamson, L., & Lawson, K. (2020). Canadian support for IVF access and use. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 43(2), 175-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2020.09.020

Williamson, L. E., Bayly, M., Poncelet, E., & Lawson, K. (2020). “It’s just one step in the right direction”: A qualitative exploration of undergraduate student perceptions of #MeToo. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 29(1), 11-24. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjhs.2019-0036

Toews, K. Cummings, J. A., & Williamson, L. E. (2018). Warmth, competence, and blame: Examining mothers of sexually abused children within the Stereotype Content Model. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518805773.

Williamson, L. E., Sangster, S. L., Bayly, M., Gibson, K., Clark, M., & Lawson, K. (2017). Incorporating environmental health issues into reproductive health service provision: Considerations for continuing education and support. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 8(4), e65-373.

Williamson, L. E., Robertson, D., Gibson, K. A. V., Heimlich, M., Sangster, S. L., & Lawson, K. L. (2016). Evaluate this! A case for developing evaluation competencies. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 31(1), 82-90.

Spurr, S., Bally, J., Trinder, K., & Williamson, L. E. (2016). A multidimensional investigation into the predictors of physical activity in Canadian adolescents. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 34(4), 390-401.

Couture, J. L., Sangster, S. L., Williamson, L. E., & Lawson, K. L. (2016). The differential impact of social perspective on women and men. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 34(2), 210-220.

Williamson, L. E. & Lawson, K. L. (2015). Young women’s intentions to delay childbearing: A test of the theory of planned behaviour. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 33(2), 205-213.

Williamson, L. E., Lawson, K. L., Downe, P. J., & Pierson, R. A. (2014). Informed reproductive decision-making: The impact of fertility information provision on knowledge and intentions to delay childbearing. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 36(5), 400-405.

 

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Williamson, L. E., & Lawson, K. (September, 2019). An applications of Weiner’s Attributions, Affect, and Action (AAA) Model of Helping Behaviour. Conference presentation given at the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP) Annual Conference, London, United Kingdom.

Williamson, L. E., & Lawson, K. (September, 2019). Examining stereotypes of involuntarily childless women using the Stereotype Content Model (SCM). Conference presentation given at the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP) Annual Conference, London, United Kingdom.

Williamson, L. E., Bayly, M., Poncelet, E., & Lawson, K. (June, 2019). Can #MeToo make a difference?: A qualitative examination of undergraduate students perceptions of the social movement. Conference presentation given at the Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Williamson, L. E. (May, 2017). Evaluating the PotashCorp Kamskenow Science Outreach Program: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach. Conference presentation given at the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Williamson, L. E., Bayly, M. K., Sangster, S. L., & Taylor, A. (May, 2017). Collaborative evaluation and capacity building with grassroots organizations: Reflections on competent evaluation practice. Conference presentation given at the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Bally, J. M. G., Spurr, S., Hayes, A., & Williamson, L. (2016, September 30). Crossing Borders to Improve Oral Health in Canadian Children: A Collaboration Between Dentistry and Nursing. Poster presented at Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry (CAPHD), Edmonton, AB, Canada. 

Clark, M., Bayly, M., Gibson, K., Sangster, S., & Williamson, L. (October, 2015). Maternal and infant environmental health: What do health professionals and service providers need? Paper presented at the Prevention Matters Annual Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

Williamson, L. E., Couture, J. L., Sangster, S. L., & Lawson, K. L. (2015). The differential impact of social perspective on women and men’s endorsement of abortion. Symposium presented at the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP) Annual Conference, Nottingham, United Kingdom. 

 

SELECTED CONFERENCE POSTERS

Williamson, L. E. (June, 2020). As an evaluation society, what do we merit in students? Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario. *rescheduled due to COVID-19

Bally, J. M. G., Spurr, S., Hayes, A., & Williamson, L. (2016, September 30). Crossing Borders to Improve Oral Health in Canadian Children: A Collaboration Between Dentistry and Nursing. Poster presented at Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry (CAPHD), Edmonton, AB, Canada. 

Couture, J. L., Sangster, S. L., Williamson, L. E., & Lawson, K. L. (2016). Pregnancy termination: It’s all about the context…Poster presented at the Annual Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Convention, Victoria, British Columbia.

Bally, J. M. G., Spurr, S., Hayes, A., & Williamson, L. (May, 2016). The importance of nursing education in optimizing students’ understanding of pediatric oral health. Poster presented at the Canadian Nursing Education Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Presented by Jill Bally and Shelly Spurr.

Bally, J. M. G., Spurr, S., Hayes, A., & Williamson, L. (April, 2016). “Education is definitely key”: An interpretive description of nursing students’ experiences with pediatric oral health nursing education. Poster presented at Nurse Education Today and Nurse Education in Practice (NETNEP) Conference, Brisbane, Australia. Presented by Jill Bally & Shelly Spurr.

Williamson, L. E., Sangster, S. L., & Lawson, K. L. (2014, June). “Hey girl…”: The effect of Ryan Gosling feminist memes on feminist identification and endorsement of feminist beliefs. Poster presented at the Annual Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Williamson, L. E., Agar, A., & Lawson, K. L. (2013, June). Sex education leaves something to be desired: Sexual and reproductive attitudes, behaviours, and knowledge among young adults. Poster presented at the Annual Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Convention, Quebec City, Quebec.