Jami-Leigh Sawyer

M.S.W. (University of Toronto)
B.S.W. (McMaster University)
Honours B.A. Psychology (McMaster University)

Jami-Leigh is a doctoral candidate at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and Collaborative Program in Bioethics, University of Toronto.  Jami-Leigh works as a clinical social worker in pediatric healthcare, and has extensive experience working with children, families and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Jami-Leigh also works as a private consultant, providing assessment and treatment for individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Jami-Leigh’s areas of interest include childhood bullying, cyber bullying, cyber counselling, health, trauma, and social work education.  She has co-authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has co-authored a book chapter examining clinical approaches to addressing trauma.  Jami-Leigh’s doctoral research is a qualitative study examining the cyber experiences of children with cancer physically isolated for treatment in hospital.  This research is informed by an ethical perspective that highlights the risks and benefits of cyber technology for children and youth, and is supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship.