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Hilary Rose - Concordia University. Montréal, QC, CA

Hilary Rose

Associate Professor | Concordia University

Montréal, QC, CANADA

Hilary Rose's research interests lie in child development with a current focus on sexually-confused youth





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Dr. Rose has been a full time faculty member at Concordia since 2003. Prior to coming to Concordia, she taught in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University. In addition to teaching at the university level, Dr. Rose has taught in the public school system in British Columbia. She is also a Certified Family Life Educator. As a researcher, her interests lie in child development--primarily in gender development and sexual identity development--with a current focus on sexually-confused youth. She also has a strong theoretical bent, and she is currently developing a metatheoretical approach to feminist and family theories with implications for family scholars and practitioners alike.

Industry Expertise (3)



Writing and Editing

Areas of Expertise (7)

Gender Development

Sexual Identity Development

Stereotyping Processes


At-Risk Teens

Sexually-Confused Youth

Meta-Theoretical Issues

Education (3)

The University of Georgia: Ph.D., Child & Family Development 1997

Arizona State University: M.S., Family Resources & Human Development 1992

University of British Columbia: B.A., English 1978

Media Appearances (1)

Opinion: It's important to have a mandate, to make your dying wishes known

Montreal Gazette  online


The other day I asked my 95-year-old father whether he had made any plans for the future...

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Articles (3)

Trends in Disordered Eating by Sexual Orientation in Western Canada

Journal of Adolescent Health

2014 Health disparities between sexual minority (SM) adolescents and heterosexual adolescents have been identified for risky behaviors such as substance use and risky sexual practice. Yet, few studies have looked at disordered eating (eg, binge-eating and self- ...

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Canada's Patchwork Policy: Family Policy in the Canadian Context

Handbook of Family Policies Across the Globe

2014 Contemporary Canadian society reflects the same demographic trends found in other western countries: families are smaller, older, and more diverse than ever before. Canada has had family policies since Confederation in 1867, yet it does not have a ...

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Canada's Same-Sex Marriage Law: Exception to or Exemplar of Canada's Family Policy?

Journal of Child and Family Studies

2012 Family policy in Canada is primarily concerned with assisting parents raise their children. This fairly singular approach to family policy is ironic given that Canada does not have a nationally-coordinated family policy. The development of a national family policy ...

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