Jessica Sutherland

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Locations / Contact Info:

284 Behavioural Science - BSB
Keele Campus
Phone (Office): 66232

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Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology


PhD - Psychological Science - 2018
Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario

MA - Criminology and Sociolegal Studies - 2013
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

BA - Psychology, Criminal Justice - 2012
Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario

Selected Publications

Other Research Outputs


Currently available to supervise graduate students: No

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

1) Adolescent development in the context of the criminal justice system. How young people make legal decisions, peer and familial influences on youths' legal and antisocial decision-making, and long-term outcomes of justice-involved youth.

2) Adolescent and young adult risk-taking behaviour. The development and progression of risky decision-making, particularly in the context of social and emotional influences on risk-taking behaviour.

3) Adolescent and young adult wellbeing. How adolescents form and maintain social groups and the significance of peers and social groups on deviant and health-compromising behaviour (e.g. mental health, adjustment, non-suicidal self-injury, media use, etc.)