About Sickkids
About SickKids

Katherine Boydell, PhD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Adjunct Senior Scientist
Child and Youth Mental Health Research Unit

University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Adjunct Professor
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Other Positions

Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
School of Psychiatry
Professor of Mental Health


e-mail: katherine.boydell@sickkids.ca
Alternate Phone: 61(0)2 9382 8501
Alternate e-mail: k.boydell@unsw.edu.au

For more information, visit:

Child and Youth Mental Health Research Unit

www.katherineboydell.com

Twitter: @KBoydell

Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales

Brief Biography

Professor Boydell received her Master of Health Science degree in Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Toronto and her Doctorate in Qualitative Sociology at York University.

She conducts theoretically based, collaborative, mixed method research in the children's mental health system that is relevant and useful for individuals involved in health and social services at the community level - so that evidence will have an impact and will guide positive change. Her program of research in children's mental health systems and knowledge translation focuses on the pathways to mental health care for children and youth, accounting for children's perspectives, knowledge translation and exchange in children's mental health, and arts-based qualitative methods.

Research Interests

  • Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Arts-Based Research
  • Youth Experiencing First-Episode Psychosis
  • E-mental health
  • Knowledge Translation and Exchange
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Transitioning Youth
  • Rural and Remote Mental Health

External Funding

2015-2018 A National and Sustainable Sports‐Based Intervention to Promote Mental Health and Reduce the Risk of Mental Health Problems in Australian Adolescent Males. Vella, S., Christensen, H., Boydell, KM., Fogarty, A., Jones, S., Telenta, J., Deane, F., Green, R., Eckermann, S., Lonsdale, C., Swann, C., Okely, T., Allen, M., Miller, A., Liddle, S., Noetel, M., Hurley, D., Movember Mental Health Initiative Grant.

2015-2017 Social Circus and Health Equity: An interdisciplinary, intercultural, international collaboration. Yassi, A., Boydell, K.M., Briehl, J., Cox, S., Fels, L., Leroux, L.P., Spiegel, J., CIHR.

2014-2016 Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation of Evidence-based Practice in Pediatric Telepsychiatry. Pignatiello, A., Boydell, K.M. (co-principal investigators), Braunberger, P., Teshima, J. and Willis, D. Royal Bank of Canada/SickKids Foundation

2013-2014 (Co) Producing Narratives on Access to Mental Health Services in Rural Communities: A Participatory Project with Young People Experiencing Psychosis. Boydell, K.M., (Principal Investigator). Gladstone, B.M., Stasiulis, E., Volpe, T. Cheng, C., Davidson, S.,  
CIHR

2013-2016 Sustaining Recovery: Supporting the Transition from Specialized Services to Community-based Primary Care for At-risk Youth who have Experienced Early Psychosis. McCay, E., Conrad, G. (PI’s), Archie, S., Chen, J., Erickson, D.H., Frankford, R., Langley, J.,H., Pickles, C., Robinson, K., Beanlands, H., Boydell, K.M., Cheng, C., Craven, M., Macnaughton, E., Menezes, N., Romano, D., Rose, D., Rummens, J.A., Santa Mina, E., Schwind, J.K., Tibbo, P., Zipursky., R.
PHSI Partnerships for Health System Improvement, CIHR, Ryerson University

2013-2018 Arts for social change: an integrated research program in teaching, evaluation and capacity-building. Marcuse, J., van Fossen, R., Neumark, D., Boydell, K.M., Fels, L., Flynn, A., Doolittle, L.  
Partnership Grant, SSHRC

2013-2015   (Co) Producing Help-seeking Narratives with Children of Parents with Mental Illnesses. Principal investigator, Gladstone, B.M., Co-investigators, Boydell, K.M., Davidson, S., Pluznick, R.,   
SickKids Foundation Canadian Institutes of Health Research, New Investigator Award

2012-2017 Digital Media and Young Lives Over Time: International and Cultural Comparisons. PI: Tilleczek, K., Co-investigators: Boydell, K.M., Furlong, A., McAuley, A., Srigley, R. and Smyth, J.
SSHRC

Achievements

Awards

  • 2013-2014 - University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences, International Research Development Award
  • 2013-2014 - University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences, International Research Collaboration Award
  • 2013-2014 - University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences, International Research Career Award
  • 2013 - Joint Centre for Bioethics, Recipient of The Innovation Poster Showcase – Open Competition
  • 2012 - Honorary Visiting Fellow, Illawarra Institute of Mental Health, University of Wollongong
  • 2012 -  Mental Health Commission of Canada Research Award for project on cannabis use and psychosis, lead researcher, Schizophrenia Society of Canada
  • 2011 - SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) for SSHRC related qualitative research
  • 2010 - SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) for presentation of arts-based research in United Kingdom
  • 2009 - Nominated for the Henry Durost Award for Creative Professional Activity, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • 2009 - SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) for presentation of arts-based research in Northampton, UK

Hosted Symposia

Hearing Voices: The Utilization of Qualitative Research in Early Psychosis (2007). Sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and The Hospital for Sick Children.

Ethical Challenges of Engaging in Arts-based Health Research (2011).  CIHR funded.

Publications

Boydell, K.M., Solimine, C. and Jackson, S. (2015, in press). Performative dance and the ethics of embodying difficult experiences. Ethics for visual research: Theory, methodology and practice.

Boydell, K.M., Hodgins, M., Gladstone, B.M., Stasiulis, E., Belliveau, G., Cheu, H., Kontos, P. and Parsons, J. (2015). Arts-based health research and academic legitimacy: Transcending hegemonic conventions. Qualitative Research.

Boydell, K.M., Solimine, C. and Jackson, S. (2015). Visual embodiment of psychosis: Ethical concerns when performing difficult experiences. Visual Methodologies.3(2). 

Baker, N., Willinsky, C. and Boydell, K.M. (2015). Just say know: Creatively engaging young people to explore the link between cannabis use and psychosis in order to promote informed decision-making about substance use. (Invited paper). World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review.

Cox, S.M. and Boydell, K.M. (2015). Ethical issues in arts-based health research. In Creative Arts in Public Health: International Perspectives, edited by Camic, P. and Wilson, L., London, UK: Oxford University Press.

Teshima, J., Hodgins, M., Pignatiello, T. and Boydell, K.M. (2015). Resident evaluation of a required telepsychiatry clinical experience. Academic Psychiatry. 1-5.

Boydell, K.M., Gladstone, B.M., Stasiulis, E., Volpe, E., Dhayanhandhan, B. and Cole, A. (2015). An aesthetic of knowledge translation: The co-creation of a mural depicting experiences of psychosis. Pp. 39-50. In D. Conrad and A. Sinner (Eds.), Creating Together. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Boydell, K.M. (2013). Using visual arts to enhance mental health literacy in schools. In Youth, education and marginality, pp.229-240, edited by K. Tilleczek. Kitchener, ON: Wilfrid University Press.

Boydell, K.M., Hodgins, M., Pignatiello, A., Teshima, J., Edwards, H. and Willis, D. (2014). Using technology to deliver mental health services to children and youth: A scoping review. Canadian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 23(2):87-99.

Volpe, T., Boydell, K.M., Pignatiello, A.  (2014). Mental health services for Nunavut children and youth: Evaluating a telepsychiatry pilot project. Journal of Rural and Remote Health. 14:2673, www.rrh.org.au

Hodgins, M. and Boydell, K.M. (2014).Interrogating ourselves: Reflections on arts-based health research. Forum Qualitative Sozialforchung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research. 15(1), Art. 10

Gladstone, B.M., McKeever, P., Seeman, M. and Boydell, K.M. (2014). Analysis of a support group for children of parents with mental illnesses: The art of managing dramaturgically stressful situations. Qualitative Health Research. 24(9):1171-82.

Beck, C., Boydell, K.M., Stasiulis, E., Blanchette, V., Llewellyn-Thomas, H., Birken, C., Breakey, V. and Parkin, P. (2014). Shared decision making in the management of children with newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenia. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 36(7): 559-65.

Volpe, T., Boydell, K.M., Pignatiello, A.  (2013). Choosing a career in child and adolescent psychiatry: What factors influence medical students.  Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 22(4):260-267.

Rosenberg-Yunger, Z.R.S., Klassen, A., Amin, L., Granek, L., D’Agostino, N., Boydell, K.M., Greenberg, M.L. Barr, R. and Nathan, P.C.  (2013). Barriers and facilitators of transition from pediatric to adult long-term follow-up care in childhood cancer survivors. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. 2(3):104-111.

Volpe, T., Boydell, K.M. and Pignatiello, A. (2013). Attracting child psychiatrists to a televideo consultation service: The TeleLink experience. Int J of Telemedicine and Applications. 

Boydell, K.M., Volpe, T., Gladstone, B.M., Stasiulis, E. and Addington, J. (2013). Youth at ultra-high risk for developing psychosis: Using the revised network episode model to examine pathways to mental health care. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 7(2):170-186.

Boydell, K.M., Zlotnik-Shaul, R., D’Agincourt-Canning, L. Simpson, C., Czoli, C., Da Silva, M., Rashkovan, N. and Vanin, S. (2013). Paediatric physician-researchers: Coping with tensions in dual accountability. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: A Journal of Qualitative Research. 2(3): 213-231.

Archie, S., Boydell, K.M., Stasiulis, E., Volpe, T. and Gladstone, B. (2013). Reflections of young people who have had a first episode of psychosis: What attracted them to use alcohol and illicit drugs? Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 7(2):193-199.

Boydell, K.M. (2012). Preface. Pp. vii-xi. In Boydell, K.M. and Ferguson, H.B. Hearing Voices: Qualitative Inquiry in Early Psychosis. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Boydell, K.M., Jackson, S. and Strauss, J.S. (2012). Help seeking experiences of youth with first episode psychosis: A research-based dance production. Pp. 25-44. In Boydell, K.M. and Ferguson, H.B. Hearing Voices: Qualitative Inquiry in Early Psychosis. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Boydell, K.M., Gladstone, B.M., Goering, P., Krupa, T., McCay, E., Stasiulis, E. and Volpe, T. (2012). A comprehensive examination of pathways to care in early psychosis. Pp. 9-24. In Boydell, K.M. and Ferguson, H.B. Hearing Voices: Qualitative Inquiry in Early Psychosis. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Boydell, K.M., Ferguson, H.B. and Bovaird, S. (2012). Conclusion. Pp. 129-134. In Boydell, K.M. and Ferguson, H.B. Hearing Voices: Qualitative Inquiry in Early Psychosis. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Granek, L., Nathan, P.C., Rosenberg-Yunger, Z.R.S., D'Agostino, N., Amin, L., Barr, R.D., Greenberg, M.L., Hodgson, D., Boydell, K.M. and Klassen, A.F. (2012). Psychological factors impacting transition from paediatric to adult care by childhood cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 6(3):260-9.

Diorio, C., Tomlinson, D., Boydell, K.M., Regier, D.A., Ethier, M.C., Alli, A., Alexander, S., Gassas, A., Taylor, J., Kellow, C., Mills, D., Sung, L.(2012). Attitudes toward infection prophylaxis in pediatric oncology: a qualitative approach. PLoS One. 7(10):e47815.

Regier, D.A., Diorio, C., Ethier, M.C., Alli, A., Alexander, S., Boydell, K.M., Gassas, A., Taylor J., Kellow, C., Mills, D. and Sung, L. (2012). Discrete choice experiment to evaluate factors that influence preferences for antibiotic prophylaxis in pediatric oncology. PLoS One. 7(10):e47470. 

Ungar WJ, Boydell K, Dell S, Feldman BM, Marshall D, Willan A, Wright J. (2012). A parent-child dyad approach to the assessment of health status and health-related quality of life in children with asthma. PharmacoEconomics. 30(8):697-712 

Boydell, K.M., Volpe, T., Cox, S., Katz, A., Dow, R., Brunger, F., Parsons, J., Belliveau, G., Gladstone, B.M., Zlotnik Shaul, R., Cook, S., Kamensek, O., Lafreniere, D. and Wong, L. (2012). Ethical challenges in arts-based health research. International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interprofessional Practice. Spring Suppl Issue. 11.

Gladstone, B.M., Volpe, T., Stasiulis, E. and Boydell, K.M. (2012). Judging quality in arts-based health research: The case of the ugly baby. International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interprofessional Practice. Spring Supplementary Issue. Issue 11.

Boydell, K.M., Gladstone, B.M., Volpe, T., Allemang, B. and Stasiulis, E. (2012). The production and dissemination of knowledge: A scoping review of arts-based health research. Forum Qualitative Sozialforchung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research. 13(1), Art. 32. http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1201327

Parsons, J. and Boydell, K.M. (2012). Arts-based research and knowledge translation: some key concerns for health care professionals. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 1-3.  Invited Guest Editorial.

Romano, D., McCay, E. and Boydell, K.M. (2012). The use of photographed objects in understanding the process of recovery from a first episode of schizophrenia. Arts and Health. vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 70-82.

Tillezcek, K., Ferguson, B., Roth Edney, D., Rummens, A., Boydell, K.M. and Mueller, M. (2011). A contemporary study with early school leavers: Pathways and social processes of leaving high school. Canadian Journal of Family and Youth. 3(1):1-39.

Gladstone, B. M., Boydell, K.M., Seeman, M. V. and McKeever, P. D. (2011), Children's experiences of parental mental illness: a literature review. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 5: 271–289. 

Czoli, C., Da Silva, M., Zlotnik-Shaul, R., D’Agincourt-Canning, L. Simpson, C., Boydell, K.M., Rashkovan, N. and Vanin, S. (2011). Accountability and pediatric physician-researchers: Are theoretical models compatible with Canadian lived experience? Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine. 6(15).

Diorio, C., Martino, J., Boydell, K.M., Ethier, M., Mayo, C., Wing, R., Teuffel, O., Tomlinson, D. and Sung, L. (2011). Parental perspectives on inpatient versus outpatient management of pediatric febrile neutropenia. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. 28(6): 355-362.

Pignatiello, A., Boydell, K.M., Teshima, J., Volpe, T., Braunberger, P. and Minden, D. (2011). Transforming child and youth mental health via innovative technical solutions. Healthcare Quarterly. 14(2):92-102.

Boydell, K.M. (2011). Using performative art to communicate research: Dancing experiences of psychosis. Canadian Theatre Review. 146:12-17.

Boydell, K.M. (2011). Making sense of collective events: the co-creation of a research-based dance. Forum Qualitative Sozialforchung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research. 12(1), Art. 5.

Peirson, L., Boydell, K.M., Ferguson, H.B and Ferris. L. (2011). An ecological process model of systems change. American Journal of Community Psychology. 47(3-4):307-21 

Pignatiello, A., Teshima, J., Boydell, K.M., Minden, D., Volpe, T. and Braunberger, P. (2011). Child and youth telepsychiatry in rural and remote primary care. Child Adolesc Psychiatric Clin N Am. 20:13-28.

Addington, J., Epstein, I., Liu, L., French, P., Boydell, K.M. and Zipursky, R. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 125(1):54-61.

Caine, V. and Boydell, K.M. (2010). Composing lives: Listening and responding to marginalized youth. Education Canada. 50(5):42-45.

Nicholas, D.B., Lach, L., King, G., Scott, M., Boydell, K.M., Sawatsky, B., Reisman, J., Schippel, E., & Young, N.L. (2010). Contrasting Internet and traditional focus groups: Outcomes and participant experiences among children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy and cystic fibrosis. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 9(1):105-121.

Romano, D., McCay, E., Goering, P. Boydell, K.M. and Zipursky, R. (2010). Reshaping an enduring sense of self: The process of recovery from a first episode of schizophrenia. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 4(3):243-250.

Boydell, K.M., Stasiulis, E., Volpe, T. and Gladstone, B. (2010). A descriptive review of qualitative inquiry in early psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 4(1):7-24.

Boydell, K.M., Volpe, T. and Pignatiello, A. (2010). A qualitative study of young people’s perspectives on receiving paediatric telepsychiatry. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 19(1):5-11.

Chahal N., Clarizia, N.A., McCrindle, B.W., Boydell, K.M., Obadia, M., Manlhiot, C., Dillenburg, R. and Yeung, R.S. (2010). Parental anxiety associated with Kawasaki disease in previously healthy children. J Pediatr Health Care. 24(4):250-7.