Dr. Joanne Cummings

Researcher and PREVNet Knowledge Mobilization Director

Joanne Cummings

Joanne Cummings received her Ph.D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology from York University and is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Her research is in the areas of the development of aggression, parenting, and parent-child relationship interventions. Since 1995 she has consulted to schools, community agencies, and summer camps with the goal of creating positive social climates and reducing bullying. Joanne was an Ontario Mental Health Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and Researcher in the Infant Program of the Department of Psychiatry at The Hospital for Sick Children before joining PREVNet. Her research evaluated a parent-child relationship focused treatment for aggressive/noncompliant behaviour problems in preschoolers and an attachment-based group intervention for mothers and infants. As Knowledge Mobilization Director with PREVNet Joanne’s work focuses on translating knowledge and brokering partnerships between university researchers and national nongovernmental organizations to promote healthy social development for Canada’s youth. In addition, Joanne has a busy clinical practice at Blueballoon Health Services in Toronto.