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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 24, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Tim Gawley

Associate Professor, Health Studies

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5741

Office Location: RCE 250

Academic Background


PhD University of Waterloo

MA University of Waterloo

BA  Queen’s University


My teaching focuses on qualitative and quantitative research and program evaluation. I have taught across a wide spectrum of disciplines including organizational leadership, criminology, education, and health studies. My research interests have also varied at Laurier. Most recently, my attention has turned to the social and cultural interpretations of sleep in health and social contexts as well as to the investigation of occupational injury and fatality representations in print media. In the past, my pursuits have included the study of occupational skills development and training outcomes in the Canadian labour market, social interaction in educational administration and the evaluation of community and social services programs. My peer reviewed publications have appeared in the journals Work, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, Symbolic Interaction, Sex Roles and Qualitative Sociology Review.

Courses Offered 2015-16

Fall 2015

PS295: Introduction to Research Methods

HS325: Qualitative Research in Health Studies

HS401: Current Developments in Health Studies 

HS405C: Sleep Health & Society

Winter 2015:

HS401: Current Developments in Health Studies

HS324: Biostatistics

Other Undergraduate Courses Taught in Recent Years:

HS321: Health Care Evaluation

CT410: Sleep in the Contemporary World

CT221: Applied Scientific Reasoning

CC/OL315: Evaluation Research

OL/CC233: Introduction to Social Science Research I

OL/CC334: Introduction to Social Science Research II

Recent Publication and Conference Activities:

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 and Rehabilitation, 53(1).

Gawley, T., Dixon, S., & Pickett Pierce, J. (2014). "'More to the story than meets the eye': Examining newspaper coverage of workplace injury and fatality in Ontario, 2007-2012”, Presentation to the Canadian Association for Research in Work and Health (CARWH), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Gawley, T. (2013). “Understanding the roles of temporality, structure and situation in the completion and interpretation of solicited sleep diaries among senior undergraduate students”, 25th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio

Gawley, T. (2011). “Interdisciplinary inquiry-based learning (IBL) in the first year university classroom: Experiences, outcomes and potentialities”, 31st Annual Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.