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Trevor Hart and David Day

Title:

Psychology

Office:

Psychology

Specialization:

Psychology

Biography:

Dr. Trevor Hart (HIV Prevention Lab) and Dr. David Day (Psychology of Crime and Delinquency Lab) are collaborating on research concerning risky health-related behaviours, with a focus on injury risk and sexual risk behaviours among incarcerated juvenile offenders. Because juvenile offenders are more likely to engage in behaviours that put them in harm's way, they are at greater risk of poor health-related outcomes, including physical injuries, early mortality, sexually-transmitted infections, and teen parenthood, compared to their peers. With the goal of uncovering the factors leading to these behaviours, Drs. Hart and Day have examined the role of child maltreatment, impulsivity, depression, and substance abuse. Future work will look at the motivational influences for these risky behaviours with the ultimate goal to develop, implement, and evaluate a prison-based health education program for male and female juvenile offenders. The collaboration has been very productive so far, resulting in two peer-reviewed journal articles and six conference presentations, including one during the June meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Department:

Trevor Hart (HIV Prevention Lab) and David Day (Psychology of Crime and Delinquency Lab) are collaborating on research concerning risky health-related behaviours, with a focus on injury risk and sexual risk behaviours among incarcerated juvenile offenders.