I hold a PhD in Sociology from the University of Waterloo. I have proudly spent my academic career at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Campus.
Here, I have taught qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis and program evaluation across several disciplines including health studies, organizational leadership, criminology, sociology, and education.
I enjoy learning about and playing with the tools of my craft: that is, acquiring and applying classic and contemporary social science research methodologies to all sorts of social concepts and concerns.
My current research activity focuses on media representations of occupational injury and fatality in Canadian society. Working with Dr. Shane Dixon, my most recent research investigates the textual representations of occupational injury and fatality in print news media.
Also, with Dr. Jamie LeClair (Health Studies) we are currently examining student perceptions of risk in the downtown core of Brantford, Ontario as part of CityStudio Brantford.
Gawley, T., & Dixon, S. (2016) “One side of the story: Examining newspaper coverage of workplace injury and fatality in Ontario, 2007-2012”. Work: A journal of prevention, assessment & rehabilitation. 53(1): 205-18
Gawley, T., Perks, T., and Curtis, J. (2009) “Height, gender, and authority status at work: Analyses for a national sample of Canadian workers”. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 60(3-4): 208-222
Gawley, Tim. (2008). “University administrators as information tacticians: Understanding transparency as selective concealment and instrumental disclosure”. Symbolic Interaction, 31(2): 183-204
Gawley, T. (2007). “Revisiting trust in symbolic interaction: Presentations of trust development in university administration”. Qualitative Sociology Review, 3(2): 46-63.
Gawley, T. (2007). “Thickening the plot: Combining objectives- and methods-oriented approaches in the evaluation of a Provincial superintendents’ program”. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 22(2): 69-92
Gawley, T., & McGowan, R.A.. (2006). “Learning the ropes: The academic and social experiences of college transfer students within a developing university-college articulation agreement”. The College Quarterly, 9(3), 19 pages. URL: http://www.senecac.on.ca/quarterly/2006-vol09-num03-summer/index.html
LeClair, J.A. and Gawley, T. (2016) CityStudio Brantford: Small City Implementation of a Big City Idea. Presented at the CPTED Ontario 2016 Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
50th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, May 30-June 5, 2015. “Workplace injuries as truncated realities: A frame analysis of workplace injury newspaper coverage in Ontario, 2007-2012” with Dr. Shane Dixon, Wilfrid Laurier University
7th International Symposium. Safety & Health in Agricultural & Rural Populations (SHARP): Global Perspectives. CARWH (Canadian Association for Research on Work & Health) Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 19-22, 2014. “‘More to the story than meets the eye’: Examining Newspaper Coverage of Workplace Injury and Fatality in Ontario: 2007-2012” with Dr. Shane Dixon, Ryerson University
49th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, Brock University, St. Catherine’s Ontario, May 25-30, 2014. One Side of the Story: Examining newspaper coverage of workplace injury and fatality in Ontario, 2007-2012, with Dr. Shane Dixon, Ryerson University
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