Andrea Breen

Assistant Professor College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition Guelph, Ontario abreen@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53967

Bio/Research

Her research focuses on the development of self-identity in adolescence and early adulthood and implications for well-being and positive adaptation to difficult life events. Dr. Breen is especially interested in identity as constructed and communicated through stories. Her current research focuse...

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Bio/Research

Her research focuses on the development of self-identity in adolescence and early adulthood and implications for well-being and positive adaptation to difficult life events. Dr. Breen is especially interested in identity as constructed and communicated through stories. Her current research focuses on examining how personal identity narratives are developed through interaction with cultural stories encountered through various media (e.g. books, social media, music, movies and tv) and implications for risk and resilience in youth. This research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Breen completed her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She holds a Masters degree in Risk and Prevention from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Education from McGill University. Dr. Breen spent several years developing violence prevention and intervention programs for youth in a variety of settings, including schools, residential programs, and a children’s mental health centre. Her research is strongly informed by these experiences.

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Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338