Kathryn Graham

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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Suite 200, 100 Collip Circle
N6G 4X8
Current DLSPH Academic & Administrative Appointments
Current Position: 
Associate Professor
SGS Status: 
Associate Member
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Status Only
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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

Other Affiliations

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

Research Interests

alcohol & violence

barroom violence

intimate partner violence

gender issues

health systems



Professional Summary and Appointments

Senior Scientist and Head, Social, and Community Interventions and Policy Research, Social and Epidemiological Research Dept., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Adjunct Research Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Professor (Adjunct), National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

Honours and Awards

Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research (2011 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

Five views on a journey: Developing a systems model of treatment and care for mental health, substance use and violence problems. CIHR Partnerships for Health Systems Improvement Grant (267416), 2012 – 2015

The Ontario communities project: Using a mobile research laboratory to improve understanding, treatment and prevention of addiction and mental illness co-morbidities at the individual and community level. CIHR Emerging Team Grant: Co-morbidity of brain disorders and other health problems (CBG -101926), 2010-2014

Preventing bar violence: New directions from theory-based multi-level analyses. National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, RO1. AA017663-01A1. 2009 – 2013

Gender, alcohol and culture: Secondary data analyses. National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, RO1. AA015775-01. 2007 - 2013


Representative Publications

Graham, K., Bernards, S., Osgood, D. W., Parks, M., Abbey, A., Felson, R. B., Saltz, R. F., Wells, S. (In press). Apparent motives for aggression in the social context of the bar. Psychology of Violence.

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.

Graham, K., Bernards, S., Osgood, D. W., & Wells, S. (2012). “Hotspots” for aggression in licensed drinking venues, Drug and Alcohol Review, 31, 277-284.

Graham, K., Bernards, S., Knibbe, R., Kairouz, S., Kuntche, S., Wilsnack, S. C, Greenfield, T. F., Dietze, P., Obot, I., & Gmel, G. (2011). Alcohol-related negative consequences among drinkers around the world. Addiction (monograph series), 106, 1391-1405.

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.

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.

Graham, K., & Livingston, M. (2011). The relationship between alcohol and violence – population, contextual and individual research approaches. Drug and Alcohol Review, 30, 453-457.

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, 239-251.

Graham, K., & Homel, R. (2008) Raising the bar: Preventing aggression in and around bars, pubs and clubs. Cullompton Devon, UK: Willan Publishing (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).
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 University Press (360 pages).
Graham, K. (2009).They fight because we let them! Applying a situational crime prevention model for barroom violence. Alcohol and Drug Review, 28, 103-109.
Graham, K., Massak, A. (2007). Alcohol consumption and use of antidepressants. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 176(5), 633-637.
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.
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.
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.