Lauren McInroy

MSW (2011, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto)

BEd & Teaching Certificate (2009, OISE, University of Toronto)

BA (Hons) (2008, University of Toronto)

Lauren B. McInroy is a PhD candidate, Research Coordinator, and Course Instructor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. She received her Honours Bachelor of Arts (Sociology & History) from the University of Toronto, her Bachelor of Education and Teaching Certification from The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto), and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto. Lauren’s research interests include LGBTQ populations, and the developmental and social implications of offline and online information and communication technologies (ICTs) on children, adolescents, and young adults. She is also particularly interested in digital research methodologies and online social advocacy movements. Lauren’s doctoral research is considering the potential impacts of participation in online communities (particularly online fan culture) on the identity development and psycho-social well-being of LGBTQ young people. Lauren has developed a significant body of scholarly work, including numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations at juried national and international conferences. She has been a Royal Bank of Canada Graduate Fellow in Applied Social Work Research, and currently holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.