2023 David Wolfe Scholarship Recipient

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Brad Daly

Brad Daly

Congratulations to Brad Daly, the 2023 recipient of the David Wolfe Scholarship on Research on Violence Prevention. Brad is a PhD candidate in the Child and Applied Psychology program at the Faculty of Education and will be defending his dissertation in July.

Brad’s research tackled the challenging issue of intersectionality, and trying to understand how frontline professionals understand and apply this concept in practice. Intersectionality is a critical framework for understanding how youth’s multiple identities come together and shape their experience based on how society and various systems privilege certain identities over others. It is frequently written about in the teen dating violence literature, among other areas, and there is a consistent call for the field to bring intersectionality into research and practice. However, it has been a largely academic construct to date, with minimal scholarship on real world application.

Brad has undertaken three studies with professionals who implement healthy relationships/violence prevention programming. The first is a mixed methods group concept mapping study, and the second two are based on interviews and use thematic analysis. His resulting manuscripts share important insights into professionals’ journeys to understanding and valuing intersectionality, as well as more pragmatic guidance on how it can be applied in practice. Brad has been a highly engaged member of the Faculty of Education’s Centre for School Mental Health contributing to a number of projects, and readily sharing his expertise with other members as well as community partners. His clinical interests in supporting violence-affected youth parallel his research interests.

Brad is a conscientious and hard-working student who has conducted innovative work in the area of violence prevention.

The David Wolfe scholarship was established in 2016 to recognize Dr. Wolfe’s work in research on violence prevention. Awarded annually in June to a graduate student in the Faculty of Education based on academic achievement and research on violence prevention and student well-being in schools.

Dr. David Wolfe is a Senior Research Scholar and Professor with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children at the Faculty of Education at Western University. Dr. Wolfe is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, past President of Division 37 (Child, Youth, and Family Services), and received a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).