Elaine Toombs

Elaine Toombs is a 4th year PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University. She is currently completing her predoctoral internship at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care, through the Northern Ontario Psychology Internship Consortium in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Elaine’s research interests include First Nations mental health, resilience, and parenting. Her dissertation research is supervised by Dr. Mushquash and examines adverse childhood experiences in a First Nations treatment seeking population. Elaine’s work is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Award. She recently published a manuscript in the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. In her spare time, Elaine enjoys hiking, camping, and reading.


6.  Toombs, E., Drawson, A. S., Bobinski, T., Dixon, J., & Mushquash, C. J.  (2018).  First Nations Parenting and Child Reunification:  Identifying Strengths, Barriers, and Community Needs Within the Child Welfare System. Child & Family Social Work. 1-9.  DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12430

5.  Toombs, E., Unruh, A., McGrath, P.  (2017).  Assessing the Parent-Adolescent Communication Toolkit:  Usability and Preliminary Effectiveness. Nursing Open. DOI:10.1002/nop2.107

4.  Drawson, A. S., Toombs, E., & Mushquash, C. J. (2017). Indigenous Research Methods: A Systematic Review. The International Indigenous Policy Journal8(2), 5. DOI:10.18584/iipj.2017.8.2.5

3.  Toombs, E., Kowatch, K. R., & Mushquash, C. J.  (2016).  Resilience in Canadian Indigenous Youth: A scoping review.  International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 4(1), 4-32. 

2.  Campbell, S., Chong, S., Ewen, V., Toombs, E., Tzalazidis, R., & Maranzan, K. A. (2016). Social media policy for graduate students: Challenges and opportunities for professional psychology training programs. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne57(3), 202-210.

1.  Wozney, L., McGrath, P. J., Newton, A., Huguet, A., Franklin, M., Perri, K., Toombs, E., & Lingley-Pottie, P. (2015). Usability, learnability and performance evaluation of Intelligent Research and Intervention Software: A delivery platform for eHealth interventions. Health Informatics Journal, 1460458215586803.

PhD StudentTyler Drawson