Kathryn Graham PhD
- Email Address(es)
- Office Phone
- Office Address
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Suite 200, 100 Collip Circle London, Ontario N6G 4X8
- http://publish.uwo.ca/~kgraham/, Kathryn Graham CAMH webpage
- Clinical Public Health Division
- Adjunct Professor
alcohol & violence
intimate partner violence
Education & Training History
1973 Teaching Certificate, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.
1976 B.A. (Psychology), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.
1978 M.A. (Psychology), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.
1988 Ph.D. (Psychology), University of Western Ontario (Western University), London, Ontario
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
School of Psychology, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
Professional Summary & Appointments
Emeritus Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, London/Toronto, Ontario, Canada (CAMH)
Adjunct Professor, School of Psychology, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
Adjunct Professor, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Honours & Awards
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research (2011 to 2016)
Senior Editor for International Support, International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research (2016 to present)
President, Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol (2009-2011)
Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (2007 to 2012):
- Expert Group Core member in the Alcohol Use Expert group
- Expert Group Corresponding Member in the Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Expert Group
Expert Panel Meeting: Translating Research to Practice Overcoming Barriers to Implementing Effective Alcohol Abuse Prevention. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, Phoenix, Arizona, January, 2012
Expert Panel on Women and Alcohol formed by Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario. May, 2011
Chair of the international planning committee for a conference entitled International Meeting on Alcohol and Policy. (conference held November 2010, Kampala, Uganda).
Recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002)
Current Research Projects
Bloomfield, K.A., Greenfield, T.K., Wilsnack, S.C. (PIs), Bond, J. (Co-I), Gmel, G., (Co-I), Graham, K. (Co-I), Karriker-Jaffe, K. (Co-I), Kuntsche, S. (Co-I), Room, R. (Co-I), Wilsnack, R. (Co-I). Alcohol’s Harm to Others: Multinational Cultural Contexts and Policy Implications National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 AA023870-01A1 03/10/16 – 03/09/20. US$1,707,000
Moore, D., Keane, H., Graham, K., Ekendahl, M. Analysing gender in research and policy on alcohol-related violence. Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant. June, 2018 – May, 2021. $530,000AU
Wells, S. (Lead), George, J. (Co-Lead), Linklater, R., Graham, K., Stergiopoulos, V., Kurdyak, P., McKinley, G. (Collaborating Researchers). A Regional Knowledge Mobilization Model for First Nations Mental Wellness Strategies: Building on Local Knowledge and Networks for Provincial and National Impact. MOHLTC HSRF Operating Grant (FRN-2017-01097) October 2017-September 2020, $2,083,164.
Wells, S. (NPI), George, J., Mushquash, C. (Co-PIs), Linklater, R., Elton-Marshall, T., Graham, K., Tremblay, P., McKinley, G. (Co-Is). A strengths-based approach to understanding how First Nations people cope with trauma and stress. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant (PJT – 153256). April 2017-March 2020, $298,350.
Wells, S. (NPI), Graham, K., Trudell, A. (Co-PIs), Carr, D., Donnelly, P., Dumas, T., Ezekiel, F., Senn, C., Tremblay, P. (Co-Is). Alcohol-related sexual harassment and aggression (ASHA) by men toward women in bars: Using measures if young men’s beliefs and attitudes, peer group norms, and status in the peer group to understand ASHA perpetration and bystander action. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant (PJT – 387960). April 2018-March 2022, $512,552.
Graham, K., Bernards, S., Abbey, A., Dumas, T. M., & Wells, S. (2017). When women don’t want it: Young female bargoers’ experiences with and responses to unwanted advances in social drinking contexts, Violence Against Women, 32(12), 1419-1441. DOI: 10.1177/1077801216661037
Graham, K., Cheng, J., Bernards, S., Wells, S., Rehm, J., & Kurdyak, P. (2017). How much do mental health and substance use/addiction affect use of general medical services? Extent of use, reason for use and associated costs. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 62(1), 48-56. doi:10.1177/0706743716664884
Graham, K., Wilson, I. M., & Taft, A. (2017). The broader context of preventing alcohol-related intimate partner violence. Drug and Alcohol Review, 36 (1), 10-12. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12422
MacLeod, M. A., George, J., Tremblay, P.F., Elton-Marshall, T., DeWit, D., Graham, K., Wells, S. (2017). Dimensionality of the PTSD Checklist in a Canadian Aboriginal sample. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 25(1), 4-21.
Wilson, I. M., Graham, K., & Taft, A. (2017). Living the cycle of drinking and violence: A qualitative study of women’s experience of alcohol-related intimate partner violence. Drug and Alcohol Review, 36 (1), 115-124. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12405
Haskell, R., Graham, K., Bernards, S., Flynn, A., Wells, S. (2016). Service user and family member perspectives on services for mental health, substance use/addiction, and violence: A qualitative study of their goals, experiences and recommendations. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 10:9, DOI: 10.1186/s13033-016-0040-3
MacLeod, M. A.; Tremblay, P. F., Graham, K., Bernards, S., Rehm, J., & Wells, S. (2016). Psychometric properties and a latent class analysis of the 12-item World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) in community samples of adults. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 25(4), 243-254.
Miller, P., Zinkiewicz, L., Hayley, A., Sonderlund, S., Litherland, S., Medew-Ewen, T., Wells, S., & Graham, K. (2016). Barroom aggression among Australian men: Associations with heavy episodic drinking, conformity to masculine norms, and personal and perceived peer approval of barroom aggression. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77(3), 421-30
Spence, N.D., Wells, S., Graham, K., & George, J. (2016). Racial discrimination, cultural resilience and stress. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 61(5), 298-307.
Dumas, T.M., Graham, K., Maxwell, M., & Wells, S. (2015). Being cool is risky business: Young men’s within-peer-group status, heavy alcohol consumption and aggression in bars. Addiction Research and Theory, 23(3), 213-222. DOI:10.3109/16066359.2014.972385.
Dumas, T.M., Graham, K. & Wells, S. (2015). The company they keep: The relationship of drinking group attitudes and behaviors with male bar aggression. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(3), 447-451.
Wells, S., Dumas, T. M., Bernards, S., Kuntsche, E., Labhart, F., Graham, K. (2015). Predrinking, alcohol use and breath alcohol concentration: A study of young adult bar-goers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(3), 683-689.
Devries, K. M., Child, J. C., Bacchus, L. J., Mak, J., Falder, G., Graham, K., Watts, C., & Heise, L. (2014). Intimate partner violence victimization and alcohol consumption in women: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction, 109, 379-391. DOI: 10.1111/add.12393
Dumas, T. M., Wells, S., Flynn, A., Lange, J., & Graham, K. (2014). The influence of status on group drinking by young adults: A survey of natural drinking groups on their way to and from bars. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38 (4), 1100-1107. DOI: 10.1111/acer.12314 PMID: 24224931
Graham, K., Bernards, S., Clapp, J.D., Dumas, T., Kelley-Baker, T., Miller P. & Wells, S. (2014). Street intercept method: An innovative approach to recruiting young adult high risk drinkers. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33, 449-455. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12160 PMID: 24890452
Graham, K., Bernards, S., Abbey, A., Dumas, T., & Wells, S. (2014). Young women’s risk of sexual aggression in bars: The role of intoxication and peer social status. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33, 393-400. PMID: 24844403
Graham, K., Bernards, S., Osgood, D. W., Abbey, A., Parks, M., Flynn, A., Dumas, T., & Wells, S. (2014). “Blurred lines?” Sexual aggression and barroom culture. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 38(5), 1416-1424. DOI: 10.1111/acer.12356 PMCID: PMC3999249
Graham, K., Miller, P., Chikritzhs, T., Bellis, M. A., Clapp, J. D., Hughes, K., Toomey, T. L., & Wells, S. (2014). Reducing intoxication among bar patrons: Some lessons from prevention of drinking and driving. Addiction, 109, 693-698. DOI: 10.1111/add.12247 PMID: 23796349
Graham, K., Miller, P., Chikritzhs, T., Bellis, M. A., Clapp, J. D., Hughes, K., Toomey, T. L., & Wells, S. (2014). Response to commentaries, Addiction, 109, 703-703. DOI: 10.1111/add.12444
Graham, K., Miller, P., Chikritzhs, T., Bellis, M. A., Clapp, J. D., Hughes, K., Toomey, T. L., & Wells, S. (2014). Response to letter from Barry and Dennis. Addiction, 109, 853-854. DOI: 10.1111/add.12430 PMID: 24438154
Holmila, M., Beccaria, F., Ibanga, A., Graham, K., Hettige, S., Magri, R., Munné, M., Plant, M., Rolando, S., & Tumwesegye, N. (2014). Gender, alcohol and intimate partner violence: Qualitative comparative study. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 21(5), 398-407. DOI: 10.3109/09687637.2014.911245.
Miller, P., Wells, S., Hobbs, R., Zinkiewicz, L., Curtis, A., & Graham, K. (2014). Alcohol, masculinity, honour and male barroom aggression in an Australian sample. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33, 136-143. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12114 PMID: 24428187
Wells, S., Flynn, A., Tremblay, P.F., Dumas, T., Miller, P., & Graham, K. (2014). Linking masculinity to negative drinking consequences: The mediating role of heavy episodic drinking and alcohol expectancies. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75(3), 510-519. DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2014.75.510 PMID: 24766763
Wilson, I. M., Graham, K., & Taft, A. (2014). Alcohol interventions, alcohol policy and intimate partner violence: A systematic review. BioMed Central Public Health, 14, 881. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-881.
Bernards, S., & Graham, K. (2013). Does the association between marital status and physical aggression between intimate partners vary by country? Journal of Family Violence, 28(4), 403-418.
Graham, K., Bernards, S., Osgood, D. W., Parks, M., Abbey, A., Felson, R. B., Saltz, R. F., & Wells, S. (2013). Apparent motives for aggression in the social context of the bar. Psychology of Violence, 3(3), 218-232. DOI: 10.1037/a0029677 PMCID: PMC3819235
Parks, M. J., Osgood, D. W., Felson, R. B., Wells, S., & Graham, K. (2013). Third party involvement in barroom conflicts. Aggressive Behavior, 39, 257-268. DOI: 10.1002/ab.21475 PMCID: PMC3939823
Rehm, J., Borges, G., Gmel, G., Graham, K., Grant, B., Parry, C., Poznyak, V., & Room, R. (2013). The Comparative Risk Assessment for alcohol as part of the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study: what changed from the last study? International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 2(1), 1-5. (Editorial) DOI: 10.7895/ijadr.v2il.132
Wells, S., Tremblay, P. F., & Graham, K. (2013). Understanding men’s aggression in bars: Development of the Beliefs and Attitudes toward Male Alcohol-Related Aggression (BAMARA) Inventory. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, S1, E260-E270. PMID: 22827583
Graham, K. (2012). Commentary on Rossow and Norström (2012): When should bars close? Addiction, 107, 538-539. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03778.x PMID: 22313106 (invited)
Graham, K., Bernards, S., Flynn, A., Tremblay, P. F., & Wells, S. (2012). Does the relationship between depression and intimate partner aggression vary by gender, victim-perpetrator role and aggression severity? Violence and Victims, 27(5), 730-743. DOI: 10.1891/0886-6708.27.5.730 PMID: 23155723
Graham, K., Bernards, S., Osgood, D. W., & Wells, S. (2012). “Hotspots” for aggression in licensed drinking venues, Drug and Alcohol Review, 31, 277-284. PMCID: PMC3276719
Lim, S. S., Vos, T., Flaxman, A. D., Danaei, G., Shibuya, H., …Graham, K….(multiple additional authors) (2012). A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet, 380, 2224-60. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61766-8 PMID: 23245609
Graham, K., Bernards, S., Knibbe, R., Kairouz, S., Kuntche, S., Wilsnack, S. C, Greenfield, T. K., Dietze, P., Obot, I., & Gmel, G. (2011). Alcohol-related negative consequences among drinkers around the world. Addiction (monograph series), 106, 1391-1405. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03425.x PMCID: PMC3682406
Graham, K., Bernards, S., Wells, S., Osgood, D. W., Abbey, A., Felson, R. B., & Saltz, R. F. (2011). Behavioural indicators of motives for barroom aggression: Implications for preventing bar violence. Drug and Alcohol Review, 30, 544-563. DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00252.x PMCID: PMC3175098
Graham, K., Bernards, K., Wilsnack, S.C., & Gmel, G. (2011). Alcohol may not cause partner violence but it seems to make it worse: A cross national comparison of the relationship between alcohol and severity of partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(8), 1503-1523. DOI: 10.1177/0886260510370596 PMCID: PMC3142677
Graham, K., & Livingston, M. (2011). The relationship between alcohol and violence – population, contextual and individual research approaches. Drug and Alcohol Review, 30, 453-457. DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00340.x PMCID: PMC3170096
Babor, T, Caetano, R, Casswell, S, Edwards, G., Giesbrecht, N, Graham, K., Grube, Hill, L., Holder, H., Homel, R., Livingston, M., Ősterberg, E., Rehm, J., & Room, R., & Rossow, I. (2010). Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (360 pages).
Flynn, A., & Graham, K. (2010). “Why did it happen?” A review and conceptual framework for research on perpetrators’ and victims’ explanations for intimate partner violence. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 15(3), 239-251. PMID: 20436933
Graham, K., Wells, S. Bernards, S., & Dennison, S. (2010). “Yes, I do but not with you” – Qualitative analyses of sexual/romantic overture-related aggression in bars and clubs, Contemporary Drug Problems, 37, 197-239. DOI: 10.1177/009145091003700203 PMCID: PMC3101638
Graham, K. (2009). They fight because we let them! Applying a situational crime prevention model for barroom violence. Drug and Alcohol Review, 28, 103-109. 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2008.00038.x PMID: 19320693
Graham, K., & Homel, R. (2008) Raising the bar: Preventing aggression in and around bars, pubs and clubs. Routledge Publishing (Taylor & Francis group) Crime Series, Oxford, UK (296 pages).
Graham, K., Bernards, S. Munné, M., & Wilsnack, S. C. (Eds.), (2008). Unhappy Hours: Alcohol and Physical Partner Aggression in the Americas. Washington, DC: Pan American Health Organization (252 pages).
Graham, K., & Massak, A. (2007). Alcohol consumption and use of antidepressants. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 176(5), 633-637. DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.060446 PMID: 17325328
Graham, K., & Massak, A., Demers, A, & Rehm, J. (2007) Does the association between alcohol consumption and depression depend on how they are measured? Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31, 78-88. 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2006.00274.x PMID: 17207105
Graham, K., Bernards, S., Osgood, D. W., & Wells, S. (2006). Bad nights or bad bars? Multilevel analysis of environmental predictors of aggression in late-night large-capacity bars and clubs. Addiction, 101, 1569-1580. PMID: 17034436
Graham, K., Osgood, D. W., Wells, S., & Stockwell, T. (2006). To what extent is intoxication associated with aggression in bars? A multilevel analysis, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 382-390. DOI: 10.15288/jsa.2006.67.382 PMID: 16608147
Graham, K., Tremblay, P. F., Wells, S., Pernanen, K., Purcell, J., & Jelley, J. (2006). Harm and intent and the nature of aggressive behavior: Measuring naturally-occurring aggression in barroom settings. Assessment, 13(3), 280-296. DOI: 10.1177/1073191106288180 PMID: 16880280
Graham, K., Bernards, S., Osgood, D.W., Homel, R., & Purcell, J. (2005). Guardians and handlers: The role of bar staff in preventing and managing aggression. Addiction, 100, 755-766. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2005.01075.x PMID: 15918806
Graham, K., Jelley, J., & Purcell, J.(2005). Training bar staff in preventing and managing aggression in licensed premises. Journal of Substance Use, 10(1), 48-61. DOI: 10.1080/1465989042000271219
Graham, K., Osgood, D. W., Zibrowski, E., Purcell, J., Gliksman, L., Leonard, K, Pernanen, K., Saltz, R. F., & Toomey, T. L. (2004). The effect of the Safer Bars programme on physical aggression in bars: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Drug and Alcohol Review, 23(1), 31-41. DOI: 10.1080/09595230410001645538 PMID: 14965885