Mackenzie Martin

Mackenzie Martin is a Canadian Rhodes Scholar from Edmonton, Alberta. Mackenzie has a master’s in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation and has completed her doctorate in Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation at the University of Oxford. For her doctoral research, Mackenzie examined the implementation and scale-up of the Parenting for Lifelong Health for Parents and Adolescents program in reducing violence against children and child behaviour problems among families in Tanzania, with support from a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. Mackenzie also has a BSc in Human Ecology and a BEd in Secondary Education from the University of Alberta.

Information on project:

For her Banting fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster, Mackenzie will be working with Professor Andrea Gonzalez on a project titled “What Parenting Programs are Delivered in Canada, to Whom, and with What Impact?”. The purpose of this project is to investigate the effectiveness of parenting programs in Canada and to determine whether all families benefit equally, particularly those of different genders, ethnicities, and levels of social disadvantage. Findings from this fellowship will be used to inform whether certain families have inequitable access to parenting programs and their benefits in the Canadian context.