Faculty of Arts
- Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Rural and Northern Health
- Master of Arts (Human Development)
- Bachelor of Arts (Sport Psychology)
Adjunct Professor, Psychology
I study issues related to rural and Northern health in Ontario, Canada. My primary area of research surrounds fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Presently, I am interested in three programs of research: (1) the professional training of care providers and their knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy working with individuals who have developmental disabilities/FASD; (2) family adaptation to childhood disability; and (3) social constructions of popular culture narratives regarding alcohol use during pregnancy and their implications for health promotion and FASD.
Governor General's Gold Medal (2018)
Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award (2017)
Coons-Harding, K. D., Flannigan, K., Burns, C., Rajani, H., & Symes, B. (2019). Assessing for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A survey of assessment measures used in Alberta, Canada. The Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, 26(1), e39-e55. doi: 10.22374/1710-618.104.22.168
Pepper, J. M., Coons-Harding, K. D., Bibr, C., & Watson, S. L. (2018). Waving a magic wand: Supports for families raising school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Ontario. Journal of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Risk and Prevention, 1(1), e2-e16. doi: 10.22374/jfasrp.v1i1.2
Coons, K. D., Watson, S. L., Yantzi, N., & Schinke, R. (2018). Adaptation in families raising children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder part II: What would help. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 43(2), 137-151. doi: 10.3109/13668250.2016.1267718
Coons, K. D., Watson, S. L., Yantzi, N. M., Lightfoot, N. E., & Larocque, S. (2017). Health care students’ attitudes about alcohol consumption during pregnancy: Responses to narrative vignettes. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 4, 1-18. doi: 10.1177/2333393617740463
Coons, K. D., Watson, S. L.. Yantzi, N. M., Lightfoot, N. E., & Larocque, S. (2017). “No alcohol is recommended, but…”: Health care students’ attitudes about alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 3, 1-12. doi: 10.1177/2333393617707663
Coons, K. D., Watson, S. L., Schinke, R., & Yantzi, N. (2016) Adaptation in families raising children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder part I: What has helped. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 41(2), 150-165. doi: 10.3109/13668250.2016.1156659
Coons, K. D., & Watson, S. L. (2013). Conducting research with individuals who have intellectual disabilities: Ethical and practical implications for qualitative research. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 19(2), 14-24.