Erin T. Barker

Erin T. Barker, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and member of the Centre for Research in Human Development at Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is a developmental scientist whose research examines patterns of emotional experience across developmental transitions. She is particularly interested in how stress and coping affect mental health and well-being during the transition to adulthood, with a particular focus on university students. She currently leads two projects. The first is the Student Well-Being Project, a multiyear study of university student stress, well-being, and help-seeking. This project is a collaboration with Concordia’s Campus Wellness and Support Services office. One of the aims is to help students find the supports they need on campus. The second project aims to identify the short-term and longer-term benefits of university student extracurricular activity participation for the development of psychosocial strengths that support resilience and promote well-being. Dr. Barker’s research is funded by federal grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and provincially by the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec.