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Linda Iwenofu


Linda Iwenofu
Assistant Professor

email: linda.iwenofu@utoronto.ca  
email: linda.iwenofu@utoronto.ca  

Department: Applied Psychology and Human Development



Research Overview

Dr. Iwenofu’s scholarship and teaching focus on understanding the ways in which individual differences such as race, ethnicity, poverty, immigration and exposure to adverse events impact child and youth trajectories toward health and wellness. Specifically, Dr. Iwenofu is interested in exploring effective, culturally-responsive and empirically informed methods to intervene and disrupt pathways of risk for poor mental health and educational outcomes that are in part attributable to anti-Black racism and related forms of discrimination against racialized youth with a particular focus on Black Canadian, Caribbean and African children and youth in the Canadian context. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Iwenofu draws on her expertise in clinical-developmental psychology and child and youth mental health to drive innovative methods of inquiry with respect to anti-Black racism in the Canadian context.

In applied practice, she is interested in community-based approaches to intervention with racialized populations of children, adolescents and families.

Teaching Overview

Dr. Iwenofu’s teaching interests are focused on the integration of anti-racist approaches into clinical practice with children, adolescents and families. Her general teaching interests include clinical child and adolescent psychology and clinical assessment and intervention with children, youth and families.

Dr. Iwenofu’s specialty course:

APD5040H Fostering Black Mental Health from Childhood to Emerging Adulthood through Anti-Racist Clinical Practice

Other Courses:

APD5284Y Assessment and Intervention with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children, Youth and Families

APD1216H Psychoeducational Assessment

Representative Publications

Mishna, F., Iwenofu, L. & Ferreira, M. (2016). Counseline: Onsite & Online Counselling, 2015-2016 Report. Year Four Report to the University of Toronto.

Pasquarella, A., Fraser, C., Kornacki, T., Iwenofu, L, Farnia, F., & Geva, E. (2012). Vocabulary Learning Project Tutor Training Manual (3rd Ed.). Pathways Vocabulary Learning Project, OISE, Toronto ON.

Miles, B., Anderson, P., Agostino, A., Golomb, M., Achonu, C., Armstrong, D., Blanchette, V., Feldman, B., Iwenofu, L., McLimont, M., McNeely, M., Revel-Vilk, S., Stain, AM., & Barnes, M.A. (2012). Effect of intracranial bleeds on the neurocognitive, behavioral, and adaptive functioning of boys with hemophilia. Haemophilia, 18(2), 229-234.

Toplak, M. E., Pitch, A., Flora, D. B., Iwenofu, L., Ghelani, K., Jain, U., & Tannock, R. (2009). The unity and diversity of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity in ADHD: Evidence for a general factor with separable dimensions. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 1137-50.