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Leanage Allison S.F., PhD Student

Allison S.F. Leanage

PhD Student

Graduate Students
Department of Sociology

Area(s) of Interest:


Research Interests

Sociology of Mental Health; Youth; Quantitative Methods; Social Psychology; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Sociological Association
American Sociological Association
Association of Educational Researchers of Ontario Member (AERO)


  • Ph.D Sociology. In Progress – McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    • Supervisory Committee: Drs. Marisa Young (Chair), Vic Satzewich, Paul Glavin
  • M.A. Sociology – McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (2014)
  • B.A. (Hons) Social Psychology – McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (2013)


 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Sociological Theory, (Sociology, 2S06), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, 2016-2017. 

Teaching Assistant, Research Techniques and Data Analysis, (Sociology 3H06), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, 2015-2016. 

Teaching Assistant, Research Techniques and Data Analysis, (Sociology 3H06), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, 2014-2015.


Peer Reviewed Publications 

Fox, John and Allison Leanage (2016). ‘R and the Journal of Statistical Software,’ Journal of Statistical Software, 73 (1): 1-13.

Conference/Poster Presentations

Leanage, A  (2016, June). The Impact of Immigrant Youth's Sense of Community Belonging on Mental Health. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Leanage, A. (2016, April). Immigrant Children Educational Aspirations and their Mental Health. Annual Jane Synge Memorial  Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Leanage, A., M. Young, & K. Georgiades. (2015, June). Educational Aspirations Of Immigrant Children And Their Impact On Social And Mental Well-Being. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Leanage, A. (2015, June). Work-Related Stress and Coping Strategies Among Social Workers: A Qualitative Description. Paper presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the Qualitative Analysis Conference, London, Ontario, Canada.

Davis, M., Leanage, A., MacDonald, G., & Siemon, B. (2013, April). Facebook and its influence on Self-Esteem. Poster Session Presentation for the Faculty of Social Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario.

Invited Talks and Lectures

Guest Lecturer. (2014, November). Applications in Research. Research Techniques and Data Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Research Work/Assistant 

Research Assistant. (2015-2016) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant. “R in the Pages of the Journal of Statistical Software.” Principal Investigator: Dr. John Fox, McMaster University. 

Research Trainee. (2013-). Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation and the Ontario Mental Health Foundation and in partnership with the Hamilton-Wentworth and Catholic District School Boards. "Hamilton Youth Study." Principal Investigators: Dr. Kathy Georgiades and Dr. Michael Boyle. (Co-Investigators: Dr. Peter Szatmari, Dr. Jennifer Jenkins and Dr. Louis Schmidt), Offord Centre for Child Studies, Hamilton, Ontario.