Cohort Assistant 

11174311_10153387073435530_915626085904705009_oFaculty of Education

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON

Canada K1N 6N5


Heather Woods is a Doctoral Student completing her thesis under the supervision of Dr. David Smith at the University of Ottawa. She completed her B.A. in Psychology at Carleton University, and her M.Ed. (research) in Teaching, Learning, and Development at Brock University. Her research interest focus around teachers’ experiences with bullying prevention initiatives and training. Her research explores what factors may help or hinder teachers’ confidence in implementing bullying prevention and intervention initiatives. Heather’s past research has explored teachers’ and early childhood educators’ beliefs about aggression and social withdrawal within the classroom. She is currently the assistant for the Comprehensive School Health Cohort coordinator.

Her research goals are to gain an understanding of how the school climate and a supportive educational community may enhance bullying prevention initiatives for teachers, as they are the front lines of program implementation within the school.