Mary Hampton

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Mary Hampton

Dr. Mary Hampton
LC 223
Mary Hampton CV

Dr. Mary Hampton received her Ed.D. in Counselling and Consulting Psychology at Harvard University in 1987 and her M.Ed. in Counselling and Consulting Psychology at Boston University in 1980. She and her family became Canadian citizens in 2003. Dr. Hampton has taught at Luther College since 1992 and is a Full Professor of Psychology. She is also the Saskatchewan Academic Coordinator of RESOLVE (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse), a tri-provincial anti-violence research unit and Chair of the Discipline committee for the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists, where is a registered doctoral clinical psychologist. Dr. Hampton holds a University of Regina President’s Award for scholarly teaching and community outreach. She is married, with two children and four step-children and two grandchildren.


Courses Taught

PSYC 336 - Humanistic Psychology
PSYC 330 - Psychology of Women
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 210 - Developmental Psychology
PSYC 333 - Abnormal Psychology
Teaching release for the last three classes.


Current Research and Community Work

Dr. Hampton has an active research agenda, with several ongoing health projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Science and Humanities Research Committee. Her areas of research include: end of life care with Aboriginal families, anti-violence research, and sexual health of youth. All of her projects are community-based and involve collaboration with such organizations as: the Greystone Bereavement Centre, Planned Parenthood Regina, AIDS Programs South Saskatchewan, PATHS (Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services), and several Aboriginal organizations. The research methodology she uses is participatory action research that works toward increasing the health of marginalized groups. She and her research team have produced several videos under the title “Completing the Circle: End of Life Care with Aboriginal Families”; trailers can be found on her website.


Selected Recent Academic Publications

Kubik, W., Bourassa, C., & Hampton, M. (2009). Stolen Sisters, Second Class Citizens : The Legacy of Colonization in Canada. Humanity and Society, 33, 18-34.

Hampton, M., Baydala, A., Drost, C. & McKay-McNabb. (2009). Bridging Conventional Western Health Care Practices with Traditional Aboriginal Approaches to End of Life Care : A Dialogue between Aboriginal Families and Health Care Professionals. Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, 4, 22-66.

Johnson, S., Abonyi, S., Jeffery, B., Hackett, P., Hampton, M., McIntosh, T., Martz, D., Muhajarine, N., Petrucka, P. & Sari, N. (2009). Recommendations for Action on the Social Determinants of Health ––A Canadian Perspective. The Lancet.

Hampton, M.R., Mckay-McNabb, K., Jeffery, B. & McWatters, B. (2007) Building research partnerships to strengthen sexual health of Aboriginal youth in Canada. Australian Community Psychologist, 19, 28-38.

Shercliffe, R.J., Hampton, M., McKay-McNabb, K., Jeffery, B., Beattie, P. & McWatters, B.: (2007). Cognitive and demographic factors that predict self-efficacy to use condoms in vulnerable and marginalized Aboriginal youth. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 16, 45-56.

Baydala, A., Placsko, C., Hampton, M., Bourassa, C. & McKay-McNabb, K. (2006). A narrative of research with, by, and for Aboriginal Peoples. Pimatisiwin, 4(1), 47-65.

Hampton, M.R., Jeffery, B., McWatters, B. & Smith, P. (2005). Influence of teens' perceptions of parental disapproval and peer behaviour on their initiation of sexual intercourse. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 14, 105-121.