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Dr. Grant Charles

Associate Professor


Social Work

Dr. Grant Charles is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and an affiliated faculty with the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics with the Faculty of Medicine. He holds an adjunct appointment with the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria. He is also affiliated with the UBC Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma. He is a member of the UBC Cluster on Research Based Theatre. He is also a founding member of the Prato International Research Collaborative for Families Affected by Parental Mental Illness.

He is co-editor of the Journal of Child and Youth Services. He sits on the editorial boards for the Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, the Journal of Advances in Mental Health and the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies.

Grant’s research falls into two board categories of vulnerable children and youth and system change. He is currently involved in projects with young carers, children of parents with mental illness, families where there is a parental mental illness, youth homelessness, child sexual abuse images on-line, youth in care and peer to peer abuse in residential schools. He is also working with projects related to interprofessional education and practice, the ethics of international service learning, social accountability, psychosocial oncology, moral distress, shared research agendas and practice education.