Dr. Kathryn Graham is a Scientist Emeritus with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH. Dr. Graham is also Adjunct Professor, Clinical Public Health Division of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Adjunct Professor at the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Health at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. She is also Senior Editor for International Support for the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research.
Areas of Research
Dr. Graham’s main research areas include gender, alcohol and violence, including both barroom and intimate partner violence. As part of her work in this area, she led the development and evaluation of the Safer Bars program. This program has received international recognition and has been implemented in a number of countries, and for this and other applied research, Dr. Graham received the Queen's Jubilee medal in 2002. Her current research extends the Safer Bars program to better understand and prevent alcohol-related sexual aggression and violence toward women, including the role of gender norms and alcohol policies. She is also co-investigator on initiatives to use a strengths-based approach to improving mental health among Canadian First Nations. In addition, for many years, she has been one of the leaders in an international collaboration focused on gender, alcohol consumption and health. As part of this collaboration, she was study leader for a national survey in Canada and leader of the violence area internationally for the GENACIS project (GENder, Alcohol and Culture: An International Study) . Currently, she is co-investigator of a related international collaboration (the GENAHTO project) that aims to examine harms that drinkers cause to others, including children, from a cross-national perspective.
View Dr. Graham's publications on her website.