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Jennifer Buckle

Faculty and Staff


Jennifer Buckle, B.Sc. (Hons.) (Acadia), M.A., Ph.D. (York)

Associate Professor
Receipient of the Grenfell Campus Teaching Award 2018

Office: AS336
Phone: (709)639-6524

Teaching Interests

I primarily teach courses with a clinical psychology focus, which includes Contemporary Issues in Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Death and Dying, and Tests and Measurements. I also teach Introduction to Psychology, Systems in Psychology, Senior Seminar in Psychology, and Independent Projects in Psychology. I supervise up to two honours students each year.

Research Interests

My area of specialty is clinical psychology. Under that broad domain, I have conducted research in the areas of grief, loss, trauma, and resilience. I have explored the impact of grief and loss on parenting, resulting in a clinical guide for working with bereaved parents. I am also interested in university teaching and research methodology and have published papers in both areas.

Selected Publications

Pritchard, T. R., & Buckle, J. L. (2018). Meaning-making after partner suicide: A narrative exploration using the meaning of loss codebook. Death Studies, 42, 35-44.

Buckle, J. L. (2013). University students’ perspectives on a Psychology of Death and Dying course: Exploring motivation to enroll, goals, and impact. Death Studies, 37, 866-882. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2012.699911

Buckle, J. L., Corbin Dwyer, S., Duffy, J., Brown, K., & Pickett, N. (2013). Personality factors associated with problem gambling behaviour in university students. Journal of Gambling Issues, 28, 1-17.

Corbin Dwyer, S., Piquette-Tomei, N., Buckle, J. L., & McCaslin, E. (2013). Women gamblers write a voice: Exploring journaling as an effective counseling and research tool. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 8, 36-50.

Buckle, J. L., & Fleming, S. J. (2011). Parenting after the death of a child: A practitioner’s guide. New York: Routledge.

Buckle, J. L., & Fleming, S. J. (2011). Parenting challenges after the death of a child. In R. A. Neimeyer, D. L. Harris, H. Winokuer, & G. Thornton (Eds.), Grief and bereavement in contemporary society: Bridging research and practice, (pp. 93-105). New York: Routledge.

Buckle, J. L., Corbin Dwyer, S., & Jackson, M. (2010). Qualitative bereavement research: Incongruity between perceptions of participants and research ethics boards. International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Theory & Practice, 13, 111-125. doi: 10.1080/13645570902767918

Corbin Dwyer, S., & Buckle, J. L. (2009). The space between: On being an insider- outsider in qualitative research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 8, 54-63.

Chair, Psychology

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS335
Phone: (709) 639-2504