Chris Gilham

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Chris Gilham

Associate Professor -Teacher Education & Curriculum & Leadership
Campus Location
Xavier Hall Rm 203
(902) 867-3764

Chris Gilham, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at St Francis Xavier University. Chris has been working in education for over 25 years. He taught grades 3 to 9 and was a school-board consultant. He enjoys working with others to create, implement and evaluate practical, school-based mental health programming for educators and students. Chris teaches courses on inclusion, mental health literacy, critical research literacy and the philosophy of education. He is now researching effective ways to increase the mental health literacy of educators (SSHRC).


Gilham, C., Hill, T. G., Coughlan, E., Page, D., Vukosa, C., Spridgeon, A., Wilkie, P., Przewieda, K. “Measurement and design in surveys of teachers’ mental health literacy: A scoping review.” Healthy Populations Journal, Spring 2023 3(2), DOI: 10.15273/hpj.v3i2.11585. 47 pages. 2023

Gilham, C., Green, M., Neville-MacLean, S., Ternoway, H., Bakody, N., Smith, D., & Augusta-Scot, T. “GuysWork: Results from a Gender-Transformative Healthy Relationships Program for Adolescent Boys.” Psychology in the Schools. 32 pages. 2023

Wei, Y., Gilham, C., & Kutcher, S. “Evaluation of Know Before You Go Using the Teacher’s Guide on Students’ Mental Health Literacy, Life Skills and Sense of Preparedness for Life After High School.” Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science. 33 pages. 2022

Calcada, J. & Gilham, C. “Biodanza and other Dance Interventions as a Vehicle for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Primary Classroom - A Scoping Review.” Learning Landscapes. 21 pages. 2022.

Wei, Y., Kutcher, S., Austen, E., Comfort, A., Gilham, C., Macdougall, C., McKenna, G., McKinnon, M., Yeo, E., Thompson, K., Zhang, M., Baxter, A., & Matheson, K. “The Impact of Transitions: A Mental Health Literacy Intervention with Embedded Life Skills for Post-Secondary Students.” Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 29 pages. 2022.

Gilham, C., & Wei, Y. “Field Testing a Campus Preparation Mental Health Resource for Grade 12 students – The Implementation and Evaluation of Know Before You Go in two rural High Schools in Atlantic Canada.” McGill Journal of Education. 20 pages. 2022.