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Dr. Wendy Craig

Dr. Wendy Craig
Scientific Director of PREVNet, Professor of Psychology

Dr. Craig is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University. In 1993, Dr. Craig received her Ph.D. in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University. Her research program focuses on healthy relationships, bullying and victimization, and knowledge mobilization.  

In recognition of her work, she has won an Investigator Award from CIHR, the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Community Service, the York University Award Redefining the Possible, the Queen’s Excellence in Research Prize, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council Impact Partnership Award.  She was recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. 


Dr. Craig regularly speaks to parents and educators. She has published widely on topics of bullying and victimization, peer processes, sexual harassment and aggression in girls. She was editor of a volume on childhood social development. Dr. Craig has co-authored two books on Juvenile Delinquency and Social Development as well as numerous book chapters and articles. As a Canadian representative, Dr. Craig works with the World Health Organization and UNICEF conducting research and promoting healthy relationships. She recently wrote a chapter on bullying and fighting for the World Health International Report for the World Health Organization. She is an international leader in research on bullying.


Together with Dr. Debra Pepler, Dr. Craig is leading PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network), a Networks of Centres of Excellence. Drs. Craig and Pepler have worked together for 20 years addressing issues of bullying and aggression.

Professor, Department of Psychology
Queen’s University
K7L 3N6

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