Lloyd “Chip” Taylor, a psychology professor at The Citadel, recently gained the 2016-17 Fulbright Canada-Palix Foundation Distinguished Visiting Research Chair for his research on protective variables against bullying among adolescents and children.
For this honor, Fulbright Canada and the Palix Foundation have collaborated to make and support a specific program dedicated to distinguished research chairs. Qualifying chairs must focus on child and family wellness as well as brain science.
This spring, Taylor and his family will travel to the University of Calgary where he will conduct research to better understand how resilience and knowledge can protect children and adolescents who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD from bullying and ostracism.
“This work is significant for numerous reasons,” Taylor said. “It provides an opportunity to understand risk and resilience factors for this specific group of children, and has the potential to help shape policy and enhance the clinical work of practitioners.”
His research will also evaluate the prevalence of bullying experiences, the connections between internalizing and externalizing behaviors, and the possible protective factors that can help children who are victims of bullying.
“Dr. Taylor’s leadership in the field of pediatric psychology has earned him a place among some of the world’s best scholars and educators,” The Citadel Provost and Dean Connie Book said. “We are very proud to have Dr. Taylor and his family represent The Citadel during his Fulbright year at the University of Calgary.”