Sara Crann is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology. Her work is focused on adapting and evaluating the Enhanced Assess Acknowledge Act (EAAA) sexual assault resistance program for girls and young women in high school (14 to 17 years old). Dr. Crann’s research addresses issues related to gender and health, including male violence against girls/women. She is particularly interested in the relationship between girls’ and women’s gendered subjectivities/experiences and health and wellbeing. She received her MA (2012) and PhD (2016) in applied social psychology from the University of Guelph.
Current Research Project:
Adapting and evaluating EAAA (Flip the Script) for high school girls/young women
This project involves two phases of research. The first phase will adapt the EAAA program for the social and developmental context of adolescence to produce a version of EAAA designed specifically for girls between 14 and 17 years old. The second phase will rigorously evaluate the adapted program. This research will be conducted in partnership with organizations and high schools/school boards across Ontario. To support this research, the Investigators (Crann, Senn, Eliasziw) recently applied for funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
If you are a high school student, parent, teacher, or school administrator interested in learning more about the high school adaptation research, please contact Sara Crann at firstname.lastname@example.org.