Chair Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Stigmatization and Psychosocial Development and Full professor, département de psychoéducation, Université de Sherbrooke
- (2013) Postdoctorate (Population Research Center). The University of Texas at Austin.
- (2011) Doctorate (Psychology). Concordia University.
- (2006) Master’s with thesis (Psychology). Concordia University.
- (2004) Bachelor's (Psychology and History). Memorial University of Newfoundland.
I have always been motivated to understand why stigma, and experiences resulting from stigma such as vicitimization and discrimination have such different impacts on different people. Within my own sexual minority communities, I have noticed that how people respond to stressors reflects a complex interaction between their individual-characteristics, and their developmental contexts. This interest in the interaction between individual-level characteristics and contextual factors let me to pursue a Ph.D. in developmental psychology, focusing on adolescence and early adulthood as a crucial period for people in general, and sexual and gender minority populations in particular. My provincially and federally funded research programme addresses two fundamental questions: (1) how do underlying inequalities lead some people to experience higher levels of stress (such as discrimination, socioeconomic disadvantage, peer victimization, and social exclusion), and (2) how does the way in which children and adolescents respond to these stressors shape their mental health. In this regard, my work is mainly in line with the GRISE axis 2.
Alexa Martin-Storey (principal investigator), Aprile Benner, Michèle Déry, Melanie Dirks, Katholiki Georgiades, Geneviève Paquette, Caroline E. Temcheff. (co-applicant). (2019-2024). Better understanding vulnerability to the consequences of discrimination: Externalizing behaviours and social support as moderators between racism, sexism and homophobia and depressive and substance use outcomes. Instituts de Recherche en Santé du Canada (IRSC) - Project Grant.
Alexa Martin-Storey (chercheure principale), Geneviève Paquette (cochercheure), Wendy Craig, Melanie Dirks, Deinera Exner-Cortens, Brett Holfeld (collaboration). (décembre 2022 - décembre 2023). Addressing the overlap between sexual violence and sexuality and gender-based minority stressors: Advancing understanding by centering 2SLGBTQQIA+ adolescents and young adults. CRSH - Synthèse de synthèse des connaissances : violence fondée sur le genre.
Alexa Martin-Storey (principal investigator), Melanie Dirks, Geneviève Paquette (co-applicant). (2019-2023). Verbal, relational and indirect victimization among girls: A mixed-methods approach to understand the role of slut shaming, homophobic victimization and sexual harassment. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC) / Secrétariat à la condition féminine. Action concertée.
Alexa Martin-Storey (principal investigator), Caroline E Temcheff, Anne-Marie Tougas (co-applicants), Anne Lessard, Kelly Purtell (collaborators). (2015-2017). Perceived socioeconomic status, educational outcomes and behaviour problems in adolescence: A mixed methods approach. Conseil de Recherches en Sciences Humaines du Canada (CRSH) / SSHRC Insight Development Grant.
Alexa Martin-Storey (principal investigator). (2014-2017). The neighborhood: A multidimensional context for risk and resilience during the transition to adolescence for children with and without conduct problems. Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQSC) - Établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs.
Martin-Storey A, Dirks M, Holfeld B, Craig W, Paquette G, Exner-Cortens D, Zaine Y-L, Morgan R. (2023). Addressing the overlap between sexual violence and sexuality and gender-based minority stressors: Advancing understanding by centering sexual and gender minority adolescents and young adults. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Fletcher E, Boutin S, Martin-Storey A, Déry M, Temcheff CE. (2023). An exploration of intra-individual mechanisms for the association between childhood conduct problems and early adolescent substance use. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 21, 1946-1960.
Temcheff CE, Martin-Storey A, Lemieux A, Latimer E, Déry M. (2023). Trajectories of medical service use among girls and boys with and without early-onset conduct problems. Frontiers in Psychiatry, section Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,13, 915991.
Dryburgh N, Martin-Storey A, Craig W, Dirks M. (2023). The development and preliminary validation of a measure of victimization within the friendships of emerging adults. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 40(7), 2204-2226.
Martin-Storey A, Paquette G, Bergeron M, *Prévost E, *Castonguay-Khounsombath S. (2022). How Sexual and Gender Minority Students Discuss Sexuality and Gender in describing their Experiences of Sexual Violence. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
*Bolduc ML, Martin-Storey A, Paquette G. (2022). Correlates of sexual harassment victimisation among adolescents: A scoping review. Special issue “Sexual harassment among young people”. Journal of Social Issues.
Martin-Storey A, Lapointe AA, Girouard A, Paquette MM, Bergeron S. (2022). The online environments of sexual and gender minority youth: Contexts of risk and resilience. Journal of Family Strengths. 21(1): 7.
Cotton JC, Martin-Storey A, Le Corff Y, Michaud A, Beauchesne Levesque SG, Charron M, Garneau M, Roy S. (2022). Démarches de transition chez les personnes trans et non-binaires : entre mieux-être et discrimination. Revue Québécoise de Psychologie. Numéro thématique Équité, diversité et inclusion en psychologie : enjeux et initiatives en recherche et en pratique. 43(3): 27-46.
Cotton JC, Martin-Storey A, Le Corff Y, Michaud A et Beauchesne-Lévesque SG. (2022). Démarches de transition chez les personnes trans et non-binaires : Entre mieux-être et discrimination. Revue québécoise de psychologie. 43(22): 27-46.
Martin-Storey A, Garon-Carrier G, Déry M, Temcheff CE. (2022). Sexual Minority Status and Academic Achievement during the Transition to Adolescence among Youth with Childhood Conduct Problems. Youth and Society.
Martin-Storey A, Cotton JC, Le Corff Y, Michaud A, Beauchesne-Lévesque SG. (2021). A French Translation of the Transgender Congruence Scale: Validation and Associations with Distress, Well-being, and Perceived Transition Status. Transgender Health. 6(1): 23-30.
Martin-Storey A, Dirks M, Holfeld B, Dryburgh SJ, Craig W. (2021). Family relationship quality during the COVID-19 pandemic: The value of adolescent perceptions of change. Journal of Adolescence. 93: 190-201.
Persram R, Wong TKY, Francisco Vargas-Madriz L, Konishi C, Dryburgh NSJ, Dirks MA, Martin-Storey A, Craig W. (2021). Development and validation of the teen dating aggression measure (TeDam) among Canadian Youth. Frontiers in Psychology. 12: 763210.
*Tomasiello M, Temcheff CE, Martin-Storey A, *Bégin V, Poirier M, Déry M. (2021). Self and parent-reported sleep problems of adolescents with childhood conduct problems and comorbid psychological problems. Journal of Adolescence. 92, 165–176.
Le Corff Y, Martin-Storey A, Touchette L, Lapalme M, Forget K. (2021). Validation of a French Translation of the McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder, Invariance Across Genders, and Association With Depression, Trauma Symptoms, and Substance Use Among University Students. Journal of Personality Disorders, 35(4): 605-617.
Martin-Storey A, Cotton J-C, Le Corff Y, Michaud A, Beauchesne-Lévesque S. (2021). A French Translation of the Transgender Congruence Scale: Validation and Associations with Distress, Well-being, and Perceived Transition Status. Transgender Health. 6(1) : 23-30
Martin-Storey A, Temcheff C, Déry M, Lapalme M, *Tomasiello M, *Mariamo A, Lemelin J.P. (2021). Conduct problems and adherence to COVID-19 guidelines: A developmental psychopathology-informed approach. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. 1-13.
Martin-Storey A, *Bizier-Lacroix R, Temcheff C.E, Déry M. (2021). Understanding youth’s perceptions of neighborhood disorder: The role of conduct problems. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 50, 952-964.
Martin-Storey A, Santo J, Recchia HE, Chilliak S, Caetano Nardi E, Moreira Da Cunha J. (2021) Gender minoritized students and academic engagement in Brazilian adolescents: Risk and protective factors. Journal of School Psychology. 86, 120-132.
*Boutin S, *Roy V, *St-Pierre R, Déry M, Lemelin JP, Martin-Storey A, Poirier M, Toupin J, Verlann P, Temcheff C. (2020). The Longitudinal Association between Externalizing and Internalizing Problems: An Exploration of the Dual Failure Model. Developmental Psychology. 56(7): 1372-1384
Kim S, Martin-Storey A, Drossos A, Barbosa S, Georgiades K. (2020). Prevalence and Correlates of Sexting Behaviors in a Provincially Representative Sample of Adolescents. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 65(6) : 401-408.
Martin-Storey A, Lemelin J-P, Temcheff C, Déry M. (2020). Exploring childhood temperament as a moderator of the association between adolescent sexual minority status and internalizing and externalizing behavior problems. Journal of Adolescence. 84: 190-199.
Martin-Storey A, *Legault R, Prickett KC. (2020). Sleep and Its Disorders Among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations. Attarian H, Viola-Saltzman M.(Eds), Sleep Disorders in Women: A Guide to Practical Management : 83-98. Human Press.
Scheer JR, Martin-Storey A, Baams B. (2020). Help-seeking barriers among sexual and gender minority individuals who experience intimate partner violence victimization. Russel B. (Ed.), Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBT+ Community : Understanding Power Dynamics : 139-158. Springer.
Martin-Storey A, Baams L. (2019). Gender Nonconformity During Adolescence: Links with Stigma, Sexual Minority Status, and Psychosocial Outcomes. Fitzgerald H.E, Johnson D.J, Qin D.B, Villarruel F.A, Norder J.(Eds), Handbook of Children and Prejudice: Integrating Research, Practice, and Policy : 583-596. Springer.
Paquette G, Martin-Storey A, Bergeron M, Dion J, Daigneault I, Hébert M, Ricci S, *Castonguay-Khounsombath S. (2019). Trauma symptoms resulting from sexual violence among undergraduate students: Differences across gender and sexual minority status. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
*Richard J, Martin-Storey A, *Wilkie E, Derevensky JL, Paskus T, Temcheff CE. (2019). Variations in gambling disorder symptomatology across sexual identity among college student-athletes. Journal of Gambling Studies. 35(4): 1303-1316.
*Ter-Stepanian M, Martin-Storey A, *Bizier-Lacroix R, Déry M, Lemelin J-P, Temcheff CE. (2019). Trajectories of verbal and physical peer victimization among children with comorbid oppositional defiant problems, conduct problems and hyperactive-attention problems. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. 50(6): 1037–1048.
Déry M, Temcheff CE, *St-Pierre R, Martin-Storey A, Hanan P. (2018). Longitudinal association between childhood-onset conduct problems and first line service reception. European Psychiatry, 48(1): 298.
Martin-Storey A, *Marcellin S, Purtell KM, Tougas A-M, Lessard A. (2018). It’s about having money, but also happiness: A qualitative investigation of how adolescents understand subjective status in themselves and others. Journal of Adolescence. 68: 198-206.
Martin-Storey A, Paquette G, Bergeron M, Dion J, Daigneault I, Hébert M, Ricci S. (2018). Sexual violence on campus: Differences across gender and sexual minority status. Journal of Adolescent Health. 62(6): 701-707.
Martin-Storey A, Temcheff CE, Déry M, Poirier M, Verlaan P, Lemelin J-P. (2018). Trajectories of internalizing problems during the transition to adolescence in children with and without conduct problems. International Journal of Behavioral Development. 42(5): 464-473.
Prickett KC, Martin-Storey A, Crosnoe R. (2018). Firearm Ownership in High-Conflict Families: Differences According to State Laws Restricting Firearms to Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence Offenders. Journal of Family Violence. 33(5): 297-313.
Santo JB, Martin-Storey A, Recchia HL, Bukowski WM. (2018). Self-continuity moderates the association between peer victimization and depressed affect. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 28(4): 875-887.
August EG, Stack DM, Martin-Storey A, Serbin LA, Ledingham JE, Schwartzman AE. (2017). Emotion regulation in at-risk preschoolers: Longitudinal associations and influences of maternal histories of risk. Infant and Child Development. 26(1): e1954.
*St-Pierre RA, Derevensky JL, Temcheff CE, Gupta R, Martin-Storey A. (2017). Evaluation of a schoolbased gambling prevention program for adolescents using the theory of planned behaviour. Gambling Issues. 36: 113-137.
Déry M, Toupin J, Verlaan P, Lemelin J-P, Temcheff CE, Martin-Storey A. (2016). Clinically Significant Conduct Problems in Girls in the Elementary School Years: Gender Differences in Trajectories and Risk Factors. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 55(10s): 122-123.
Martin-Storey A. (2015). Prevalence of dating violence among sexual minority youth: Variation across gender, sexual minority identity and gender of sexual partners. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 44: 211-224.