Chris Gilham, PhD

Chris Gilham, PhD

Associate Professor
203
Xavier Hall
(902) 867-3764

Chris Gilham, MA, PhD has worked as an educator for over 20 years. He has taught grades three to nine in regular and special education settings in Japan, Ontario, and Alberta. He has worked as a Behaviour and Mental Health Consultant for the Calgary Board of Education. Today, as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Saint Francis Xavier University, Chris co-directs and teaches in the Masters of Education Leadership stream with a concentration in Mental Health Education. Chris also teaches Inclusion and Mental Health Education in the Bachelor of Education program. He has partnered on several mental health literacy projects with teenmentalhealth.org, and recently completed federally funded school-based research investigating girls’ developmental assets, with partners at New Brunswick Community College, the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre, and Strait Regional Centre for Education. Currently, Chris is evaluating the impact of the grade 12 ELA teacher’s guide for Know Before You Go, and with many partners in the province, implementing and evaluating grade 7/8 boys’ groups healthy living project. Chris was part of the literature review team for Nova Scotia’s Student’s First Inclusion Commission Report and he was a member of the Provincial Advisory Council for Education. Chris was the 2018-2019 recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award at StFX University.

Courses

EDUC 436: Inclusive Practices II; EDUC 508: Critical Research Literacy; EDUC521I: Approaches to Mental Health; EDUC 447: Mental Health Education