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Faculty Member

Robin Mason Ph.D., M.Ed, M.A

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
416 351-3800 ext. 2764
Office Address
Women's College Research Institute at Women's College Hospital 790 Bay St. 7th fl Toronto, ON M5G 1N8
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • women's health
  • intimate partner violence and health
  • health care system response to intimate partner violence
  • organizational change
  • participatory action research
  • qualitative research, collaboration, reflective practice
  • social determinants of health

Other Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Women's Mental Health, University of Toronto.

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Honours & Awards

Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International, Excellence in Education Award, 2012.

Women's College Hospital's Excellence in Education: Teacher/Educator Award. 2011.

Current Research Projects

Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Improving healthcare delivery by improving health providers’ knowledge of interpersonal trauma. C. Classen (PI), J. DuMont, R. Mason, C. Stalker, A. Fourt, & C. Pain (co-I). 2011-2012.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Embodied Trauma: The Influence of Past Trauma on Women During the Transition to Motherhood. H. Berman (PI), R. Mason (co-PI) and C. Classen, R. Lanius, M. Evans, S. Roger, L. Ross (co-I). 2008-2012.

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ontario Women’s Directorate. Implementation of Making Connections: When DV, Mental Health and Addictions Co-occur. R. Mason. Aug.2, 2012 – Mar. 31, 2015.

ECHO: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario. Implementation of Making Connections in Four Ontario communities. July 30 – Dec. 15, 2012.

Representative Publications

Mason R and Schwartz B. Using a Delphi method to develop competencies: The case of domestic violence. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education, 2012, 2(2):124.

Kanagaratnam P, Mason R, Hyman I, Berman H, Manuel L, Toner B, Burden of Womanhood: Tamil Women’s Perceptions of Coping with Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Family Violence, 2012, (DOI) 10.1007/s10896-012-9461-1 (online Aug. 15, 2012).

Mason R, Hyman I, Berman H, Guruge S, Kanaganatram P, Manuel L. “Violence is an international language”: Tamil women’s perceptions of intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women, 2008, 4(11): 1397-1412.

Mason R. Hospital-based responses to woman abuse: How well are we doing? Canadian Women’s Studies. 2005, 24(1): 117-121.

Cherniak D, Grant L, Mason R, Moore B, Pellizzari R. A Consensus Statement on Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. 2005, April 27(4): 365-388.