Ryan J. Watson

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2015-2016
Ph.D., Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona, 2014
M.S., Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona, 2012
B.A., Psychology, Political Science, UCLA, 2009

 

Professional Interests

  • Sexual/Gender Minority Youth and Young Adult Health
  • Family Acceptance and Rejection
  • Intersections of Family, School, and Sexuality
  • Hooking Up and Sexual Health
  • Mixed-methodologies

 

Recent Publications

Watson, R.J., Veale, J., & Saewyc, E. (in press). Disordered eating among transgender youth: Probability profiles from risk and protective factors. International Journal of Eating Disorders, Online Early View, doi: 10.1002/eat.22627.

Doull, M., Watson, R.J., Smith, A., Homma, Y., & Saewyc, E. (in press). Are we leveling the playing field? Sports participation among sexual minority youth.  Journal of Sports and Health Science, Online Early View. doi: 10.1016/j.jshs.2016.10.006 

Watson, R.J., Grossman, A.H., & Russell, S.T. (in press). Sources of social support and mental health among LGB youth. Youth & Society, Online Early View, 1-19. doi: 10.1177/0044118X16660110

Veale, J., Watson, R.J., Peter, T., & Saewyc, E. (2017). Mental health disparities among Canadian transgender youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(1), 44-49. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.09.014 

Watson, R.J., Adjei, J., Saewyc, E, Homma, Y., & Goodenow, C. (2017). Trends and disparities in disordered eating among heterosexual and sexual minority adolescents. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(1), 22-31. doi: 10.1002/eat.22576

Veale, J., Watson, R.J., Adjei, J., & Saewyc, E. (2016). Prevalence of pregnancy involvement among Canadian transgender youth and its relation to mental health, sexual health, and gender identity. International Journal of Transgenderism17(3-4), 107-113. doi: 10.1080/15532739.2016.1216345 

Goodenow, C., Watson, R.J., Adjei, J., Homma, Y. & Saewyc, E. (2016). Sexual orientation trends and disparities in school bullying and violence-related experiences, 1999–2013. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 3(4), 386-396. doi:10.1037/sgd0000188

Watson, R.J., & Russell, S.T. (2016). Disengaged or bookworm: Academics, mental health, and success for sexual minority youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26(1), 159-165. doi: 10.1111/jora.12178

Watson, R.J., Barnett, M., & Russell, S.T. (2016). Parent support matters for the educational success of sexual minorities. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 12(2), 188-202. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2015.1028694

Watson, R.J., McDonald, D., Carter, R., & Russo, J. M. (2016). Reducing youth risk behaviors through interactive theatre. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 4(1), 70-77.

 

Recent Presentations

Watson, R.J. (November, 2017). Better understanding transgender health: Multi-method and cross-national investigations into well-being and protective factors. Symposium (chair) accepted to the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health biennial conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Watson, R.J., Veale, J.F., & Saewyc, E. (November, 2017). Protective factors and disordered eating in a national sample of transgender youth. Paper accepted to the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health biennial conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Watson, R.J. (April, 2017). An international examination of bullying based on sexual orientation and gender in school: Economics, consequences, and solutions. Symposium accepted at the biennial meeting of the Society of Research on Child Development, Austin, TX.

Mehus, C., Watson, R.J., Eisenberg, M., Corliss, H., & Porta C. (November, 2016). Living as an LGBTQ adolescent and a parent’s child: Examining degrees of overlap. Paper accepted to present at the National Council of Family Relations, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Watson, R.J., Goodenow, C., Adjei, J., & Saewyc, E. (September, 2016). School bullying among sexual minority youth in Massachusetts. Paper accepted to present at the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Cádiz, Spain.

*Shahin, Y., & Watson, R.J. (March, 2016). Hookup initiation among lesbian, gay and bisexual young adults and associated outcomes. Mentored student poster presented at Making Waves in Psychology, Victoria, BC.

Watson, R.J, Adjei, J., & Saewyc, E. (March, 2016). Trends in school experiences are linked to the presence and length of gay-straight alliance networks. Symposium chair and paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Watson, R.J, Adjei, J., & Saewyc, E. (March, 2016). There are widening disparities in disordered eating for sexual minorities. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Adjei, J., Watson, R.J, & Saewyc, E. (March, 2016). Sexual health behaviors among sexual minority and heterosexual youth. Paper at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Goodenow, C., Watson, R.J, & Saewyc, E. (March, 2016). Suicide-related ideation and behaviors among sexual minority and heterosexual youth. Paper at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Watson, R.J., Saewyc, E., Adjei, J., & Rose, H. (November, 2015). Changes in family and parent relations for sexual minority adolescents in British Columbia since 1998: A trend analysis. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the National Council of Family Relations, Vancouver, Canada.

Clark, B., Watson, R.J., Veale, J., Saewyc, E., & Travers, R. (November, 2015). Are family relationships of Canadian transgender youth similar to those of cisgender youth? Paper talk at the biennial meeting of the National Council of Family Relations, Vancouver, Canada.

Watson, R.J., & Russell, S.T. (April, 2015). LGBT families and their interactions with schools. Invited roundtable and paper talk presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Watson, R.J., McDonald, D., & Carter, R. (March, 2015). Reducing youth risk behaviors through interactive theatre. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia.