Liz Williams

MSc Student

Bio

Liz is a MSc student at IRES. Her diverse interests, skills, and experience give her a unique perspective for researching and addressing environmental challenges and sustainability. Liz has studied in Hungary, Quebec, Manitoba, and British Columbia. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in psychology. Living in a number of regions in Canada, Liz has gained a wide range of professional work and research experience in academic, health, business, and non-profit settings. With nearly five years experience as a research assistant in clinical psychology, and two years experience as a university instructor of statistics and research methods, she has a strong background in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Amongst other pursuits, she has also worked as a freelance journalist, trained and managed operations staff at a national historic site, led a research project with senior managers at Canada’s largest retail cooperative, and worked as a business analyst and communications officer for a national port authority. Most recently, Liz worked in the Sustainability Office at the University of Winnipeg, overseeing projects in operations, academics, and campus and community engagement. She has been extensively involved in sustainability initiatives including: pesticide reduction, waste diversion, fair trade, socially responsible investing, and energy policy. Liz has served on a number of committees, including Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Manitoba, and is an active community organizer for regional and national energy issues.

Liz’s academic interests lie in three broad areas: energy policy and politics in Canada; links between conservation and animal welfare; and environmental psychology. Her current research focus is on social-cognitive factors of environmentalism as they relate to environmental action. Specifically, Liz is interested in stereotypes and in-group/out-group bias pertaining to environmentalists.

Recent Publications

Published:

Hiebert-Murphy, D., Williams, E., Mills, R.S.L., Walker, J.R., Feldgaier, S., Warren, M., Freeman, W., McIntyre, M., & Cox, B.J.  (2012).  Listening to parents: The challenges of parenting Kindergarten-aged children who are anxious. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 17(3): 384-99. 

Posters:

Walker, J.R., Feldgaier, S., Wright, K., Furer, P., Warren, M., & Williams, E.  Health anxiety in school-aged children.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, November 2006.

Hassard, J. R., Wright, K. D., Feldgaier, S., Williams, E., Furer, P., & Walker, J. R.  The relationship between death anxiety, health concerns, and anxiety in children.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, November 2006.

Wright, K. D., Feldgaier, S., Ducharme, J., Williams, E., Furer, P., & Walker, J. R.  The relationship between health anxiety, somatic concerns, and other types of anxiety in children.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, November 2006.

Lewycky, S., Vincent, N., Kircher, A., Finnegan, H., & Williams, E.  Internet-based Treatment for Chronic Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, November 2008.

Vincent, N., Lewycky, S., Kircher, A., Finnegan, H., & Williams, E.  Dropping Out of Internet-based Treatment for Chronic Insomnia: Role of Pre-treatment Sleep, Readiness for Change, and Attitudes Towards Computers.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, November 2008.

Contact Details

Liz Williams Vancouver,
Canada