Congratulations to PhD student Craig Harper and Dr. Ross Bartels who have each successfully received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant (Nunes & Hermann, 2015) and the Department of Psychology at Carleton University in Canada.

The funding will aid Craig and Ross in attending a pre-conference seminar entitled “Connecting Theory With Research: How to Test Theoretical Assertions About the Causes of Sexual Offending” at the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) Conference in Montreal on Wed 14th October, 2015.

This pre-conference seminar – run by Dr. Kevin Nunes and Chantal Hermann – will see major theorists in the field (inc. Profs. Anthony Beech, Michael Seto, & Patrick Lussier) discuss their theoretical work and how to go about conducting empirical research to effectively test the assumptions of these theories.

Ross and Craig will also be presenting at the ATSA conference themselves (more on this in a future FCRG post).