Dr. Angela Hovey

Associate Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 (705) 330-4008ext. 2704
Office Location: 
OR 1020
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, PhD
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, MSW
  • Lakehead University, BA/BEd
Date joined Lakehead: 
August, 2014
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Dr. Hovey came to academia after many years of clinical social work practice with violence, trauma, and substance abuse issues in federal and provincial prisons, community agencies, and private practice settings, as well as executive management experience overseeing home care and EAP organizations. She has taught as a sessional and part time instructor in the MSW program at Wilfrid Laurier University and in the BSW and Social Development Studies programs at Renison University College, University of Waterloo. At Lakehead University, she has taught skills based interview courses, general social work and human development courses, and electives pertaining to trauma, sexual violence, restorative justice, and substance abuse.

Research Interests: 
  • Sexual victimization/perpetration
  • Trauma
  • Domestic violence
  • Substance abuse/harm reduction
  • Corrections/justice systems
  • Restorative Justice
  • Mixed methods
  • Use of self
  • Interviewing skills
  • Relational theory

 Selected Research Grants:

  • (2018) CIHR - Planning and Dissemination Grant (Co-Investigator):  Gender equity, health challenges, and practice/policy issues facing male survivors of sexual abuse in Ontario.
  • (2017) LU SSHRC Aid to Small Universities Grant (Principal Investigator): Shelter Access for all women:  Creating a harm reduction framework.
  • (2016 - 2018) SSHRC Insight Development Grant (Principal Investigator):  Domestic Violence: New policing and community prevention approaches.
  • (2016) Women's Xchange and SRC Research Development Fund (Principal Investigator): All women are welcome:  Reducing barriers to shelter services with a harm reduction model. 

Brief video presentation of results:

All women welcome: Reducing barriers with harm reduction

Papers in Refereed Journals:

  • Hovey, A., Roberts, C., Scott, S., & Chambers, L. (2020). Understanding the landscape of substance use management practices in domestic violence shelters across Ontario. Journal of Family Violence, 35(2), 191-201. DOI:10.1007/s10896-019-00056-0
  • Hovey, A., & Scott, S. (2019). All women welcome: Exploring residents’ experiences with harm reduction at an emergency shelter. Partner Abuse, 10(4), 409-427. DOI:10.1891/1946-6560.10.4.409
  • George, E. & Hovey, A. (2019). Deciphering the trigger warning debate: A qualitative analysis of online comments, Teaching in Higher Education. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2019.1603142
  • Rye, B. J., Hovey, A., & Waye, L. (2018). Evaluation of a restorative justice-based, community-based program for people who have offended sexually: Participant impact. Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice, 21(3), 276-298. DOI:10.1080/10282580.2018.1494373
  • Hovey, A. (2015). Using mixed methods to inquire how therapists address a taboo topic with women survivors of childhood sexual abuse. International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 8(5), 467-480 http://www.universitypublications.net/ijas/0805/html/T5N296.xml
  • Hovey, A., Stalker, C., & Rye, B.J. (2014). Asking women survivors about thoughts or actions involving sex with children: An issue requiring therapist sensitivity. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 23(4), 442-461. DOI:10.1080/10538712.2014.896844
  • Hovey, A., Rye, B.J., & Stalker, C. (2013). Do therapists' beliefs about sexual offending affect counseling practices with women? Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22(5), 572-592. DOI:10.1080/10538712.2013.800939
  • de Boer, C., Campbell, S., & Hovey, A. (2011). When you come to a fork in the road, take it: Teaching social work practice using blended learning. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 37 (3), 1-17
  • Hovey, A., Stalker, C., Schachter, C., Teram, E., & Lasiuk, G. (2011). Practical ways psychotherapy can support physical healthcare experiences for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 20(1), 37-57. DOI:10.1080/10538712.2011.539963
  • Teram E., Schachter C., Stalker C., Hovey A., & Lasiuk G. (2006). Towards malecentric communication: Sensitizing health professionals to the realities of male childhood sexual abuse survivors. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 27, 499-517
  • Hovey, A. (2005). Feminism as a context for understanding and responding to female sexual offending. Canadian Social Work Review, 22(1), 89-102