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Faculty Profiles

Kirsten Madsen

Kirsten Madsen


Kirsten Madsen has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Sheffield. Her graduate research was carried out with the Sheffield anti-bullying project.  After returning to Canada Dr. Madsen worked with the Earlscourt Girls Connection, and later Community Health  Systems Resource Group and Population Health Sciences at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.   
She has been a faculty member at Sheridan since 2003engaged in teaching, curriculum development, and applied research. Her research focus is in the area of aggression, bullying, gender differences, program development, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Currently she is heading a qualitative, participatory project titled: Talking Back: First Nations Girls telling their stories. Kirsten Madsen  is the Chair of the Sheridan Research Ethics Board. 
Recent Publications & Conference Presentations include:

  • Lennon, M.C., Frank, B., Humphreys, J., Lenton, R., Madsen, K., Omri, A., & Turner, R. (in press) Tuning: Identifying and Measuring sector-Based Learning Outcomes in Postsecondary Education. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.
  • Madsen, K., & Sault, D., (2012, July) The Talking Back Project: Research Design that Supports Participants. Paper presented at Engaging Hearts & Minds: An agenda for Global Citizenship Education, Toronto.