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Dr. Sayani Paul

Sayani Paul
Scientific Writer

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University 
Adjunct Graduate Faculty member, Psychology Graduate program, Trent University 
Scientific Writer, Ontario Shores

Email: @email
Tel: 905-430-4055 ext. 6250

Received a Ph.D. in Social Work at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India and registered with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University. One of her expertise lies in designing and implementing evaluation research using mixed methods, involving multiple stakeholders’ perspective. In her role, she supports multiple research projects across the centre.   

Areas of Research:

  • Mental illness stigma
  • Qualitative research
  • Youth mental health

Research Collaborators:

  • Dr. Mary Chiu, PhD - Ontario Shores
  • Dr. Simone Arbour, PhD, C.Psych - Ontario Shores
  • Dr. Sarah Elmi, MD, FRCPC - Ontario Shores
  • Ontario Tech University
  • Trent University

Recent Publications

Paul, S., Chiu, M., Markoff, M, Im-Bolter, N. Experiential learning in a virtual “Living Lab in Aging” course in a mental health setting: a qualitative study, Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, doi: 10.1080/02701960.2022.2150843

Horsburgh, S., Riahi, S., Pauley, T., Paul, S., Duff-Woskosky, A., Desai, C., Bartfay, W.J., Gamble, B., & Freeman, J. (2022). Creation of a Clinical Demonstration Unit: Embedding Academic Research into Point of Care in a Geriatric Unit. Healthcare Quarterly, 25(3), 60–68. https://doi:10.12927/hcq.2022.26939

Martin, K., Paul, S., Campbell, E., & Bickle, K. (2022) Restorative Justice Practices in Forensic Mental Health Settings – A Scoping Review, International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/14999013.2022.2105992

Arbour, S., Chiu, M., Paul, S., Battistelli, R., Harris H. (2022) Exploring the Recovery Phenomenon from Adolescents’ Perspective: A Qualitative Study, Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, doi: 10.1007/s40737-022-00283-7

Williamson, G., Paul, S., Chiu, M., Murray, J., ‘It is easier to express yourself through art’: A qualitative exploration of recovery through Expressive Arts (Under Review at American Journal of Recreation Therapy, June 2022)

Kriegel, G., Paul, S., Leonard, K.H., & Sandor, P. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in inpatient adolescent psychiatric population (Under review at Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorder, July 2022)

Paul, S., & Dasgupta, C. (2020). Stigma, Discrimination, and Human Rights Violations of Peopl Living with Mental Illness in India. In P. Liamputtong (Ed.), Handbook of Social Inclusion: Research and Practices in Health and Social Sciences (pp. 1–17). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48277-0_55-1

Paul, S., Nakhost, A., Stergiopoulos, V., Matheson, F.I., Simpson, A.I., Guimond, T. (2019). Perceptions of key stakeholders on Procedural Justice in the Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario’s Hearings. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 68(2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlp.2019.101515

Paul, S., Corneau, S., Boozary, T. & Stergiopoulos, V. (2018). Coping and resilience among ethnoracial individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 64(2):189-197. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0020764017748986

Paul, S. (2018). Are we doing enough? Stigma, Discrimination and human rights violations of people living with schizophrenia in India: Implications for Social Work Practice. Social Work in Mental Health, 16(2):145-171. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332985.2017.1361887

Paul, S. (2017). Researching lives of persons living with schizophrenia using qualitative methods: Methodological considerations. SAGE Research Methods Case Part 2. https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473999961