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Fall 2022 Invited Speaker: John Oliffe, Ph.D. – University of British Columbia

John Oliffe

The Boise State Department of Psychological Science is extremely excited to host Dr. John Oliffe for a limited lecture series focused on pressing issues surrounding gender and mental health. Dr. Oliffe is an internationally-recognized expert on men’s mental health who will be speaking on his work in this area. All events are free and open to the public

Please see the following details regarding Dr. Oliffe’s scheduled presentations.


  • Tuesday October 11, 2022, 12pm-1pm, Education Building 112, followed by a 30 minute Q&A: Unpacking Men’s Health Research and Tailored Programs.
  • Wednesday October 12, 2022, 6-7pm, Multipurpose Classroom Building 101, followed by a 30 minute Q&A: Promoting Men’s Mental Health to Reduce Male Suicide


Please contact Dr. Matthew Genuchi with any questions at

John Oliffe, Ph.D.

Dr. John Oliffe is a Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Men’s Health Promotion at the School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Canada with a joint fractional appointment at the Department of Nursing, University of Melbourne, Australia. As founder and lead investigator of UBC’s Men’s Health Research program, his work focuses on masculinities as it influences men’s health behaviors and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and overall life quality. Findings drawn from his research offer guidance to clinicians and researchers in psychosocial prostate cancer care, smoking cessation and male suicide prevention. Dr. Oliffe has also leveraged descriptive research findings and needs analyses to design and formally evaluate tailored e-health and community-based interventions for men and their families.