Paul Carroll is a 4th year doctoral candidate in Health Psychology. His research interests center around understanding and cultivating positive social relationships—including among parents and children, and in school settings through restorative practices. He is engaged in the study of Positive Discipline parenting, and school-based Restorative Justice. He is also interested in the effects of, prevention of, and interventions for Adverse Childhood Experiences, and is involved in ongoing research on the subject.
His research experience is primarily in conducting program evaluations—with a focus on a community based participatory research (CBPR) approach—as well as secondary data analysis of large data sets. In the future, Paul is interested in sustainable, community-based experimental interventions, including through expressive writing or outdoor experiences. Paul’s research skills include knowledge about advanced research methods for causal inference, quantitative measurement, and familiarity with several statistical software packages, including R, SPSS, and MPlus. In addition to all of that—he’s a nice guy, and would love to offer advice on anything that he can help with!