Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
Lindsay Mainhood PhD student in physics education

Lindsay Mainhood

PhD
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Program

PhD in Physics Education

Supervisor

Dr. Lynda Colgan

Research Interests:

  • Physics teaching and learning
  • Gender equity
  • Culture

Biography

Three main experiences led me to pursue PhD studies in physics education: learning physics as an undergraduate student, teaching physics as a teacher candidate, and doing physics education research in the Master of Education program. I am passionate about improving gender equity in the field of physics; in my PhD studies I target physics education as an avenue to do so. 

Recent Activity

  • Research in a Nutshell Associate Editor 
  • Registration Committee Leader for the Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education 
  • Member of the Education Students Mental Health Initiative
  • Graduate student mentor 

Publications (peer reviewed)

Publications (non-peer reviewed):

Conference Presentations:

  • Mainhood, L. A. (2019, June). Focusing efforts to improve gender equity in physics education: A pan-Canadian physics education research network. Poster for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Vancouver, Canada.
  • MacGregor, S., Cooper, A., Shewchuk, S., & Mainhood, L. (2019, April). A scoping review of research-practice-policy networks in education: Brokering on the frontlines. Paper presentation for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Mainhood, L. A. (2019, April). Listening to Young Women About Their Learning Needs in High School Physics Education. Paper presentation for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Mainhood, L. A. (2018, June) Fostering Physics Identity to Support Young Women in Physics Education. Invited lecture presented at the 2018 Canadian Association of Physicists Congress, Halifax, Canada.
  • Cai, B., Mainhood, L. A., & Knobel, R. (2018, July) Using reflections to explore student learning during the project component of an advanced laboratory course. Paper presentation at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer conference, and poster presentation at the Physics Education Research Conference, Washington DC, USA.
  • Mainhood, L. A. (2017, May). Physics Education: Understanding the Barriers for Young Women in Ontario. Paper presentation for Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017, Toronto, Canada.
  • Mainhood, L. A. (2017, March). Physics Education: Understanding the Barriers for Young Women in Ontario. Paper presentation for Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education, Kingston, Canada.
  • Mainhood, L. A. (2016, May). Physics Education: Understanding the Barriers for Young Women in Ontario. Poster for Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Mainhood, L. A. (2016, February). Physics Education: Understanding the Barriers for Young Women in Ontario. Poster for Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education, Kingston, Ontario.