Dr. Chad Hammond
Chad Hammond began his postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Thomas in January 2014. Dr. Hammond completed a PhD in Culture, Health, and Human Development along with a Double Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Hammond's program of research centres around stories, metaphors, and other ways of talking about chronic and advanced illness. He studied autobiographies of terminally ill cancer patients for his undergraduate Honour's thesis, and spent his time in graduate studies learning about how younger and older adults make sense of life with cancer. In his postdoctoral studies, Dr. Hammond is applying his cultural perspective to understanding cancer care and survivorship among First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, using arts-based methods like photography, journaling, and storytelling.
Currently, Dr. Hammond is completing a CIHR Post-doctoral Fellowship entitled - Widening the circle of care: An arts-based, participatory dialogue with stakeholders on cancer care for First Nations peoples.
- Hammond, C., Thomas, R., Gifford, W., Poudrier, J., SCott, T., Brooks, C., Hamilton, R., Morrison, T., Warner, D. (2017). Cycles of silence: First Nations women overcoming social and historical barriers in supportive cancer care. Psycho-Oncology, 26(2), 191-198.
- Hammond, C., Reese, M., and Teucher, U. (2014). Tricksterdom in young adult cancer narratives: Performances of uncertainty, subversion, and possibility, Health Psychology.
- Hammond, C., Teucher, U., and Hamoline, R. (2014). Narrative coherence and disruption: Negotiating between existential and positive psychology. A. Batthyany & P.Russo-Netzer (Eds.) Meaning in Existential and Positive Psychology (pp.129-148). New York, NY: Springer.
- Hammond, C., Teucher, U., Duggleby, W., and Thomas, R. (2012). An ‘unholy alliance’ of existential proportions: Negotiating discourses with men’s experiences of cancer and aging, Journal of Aging Studies, 26, 149-161.
- Duggleby, W., Holtslander, L., Kylma, J., Duncan, V., Hammond, C., and Williams, A.(2010). Metasynthesis of the hope experience of family caregivers of persons with chronic illness. Qualitative Health Research, 20(2), 148-158.
Recent Selected Published Presentations
- Thomas, R., Hammond, C., Gifford, W., Poudrier, J., Brooks, C., Hamilton, R., Morrison, T., Warner, D., and Scott,T. (2014). Creating with collaborators: A foundation for an arts-based project with First Nations, Inuit and Métis women with cancer. The Global Alliance for Arts and Health Conference, Houston, Texas, USA.
- Hammond, C., & Teucher, U. (2013). “Live life to the fullest” and other mantras: The culture and existence of young adults with cancer, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 11(5), 740.
- Hammond, C., & and Teucher, U. (2013). Poetics in pathographies: Narrative genres used by young adults with cancer. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Conference, Ottawa, ON.
- Hammond, C., & Teucher, U. (2012). Stories of young adult cancer: Therapeutic plots and their limits. 11th Annual Saskatchewan Cancer Research Day, Saskatoon, Canada. (Received 3rd place in the Student Poster Competitions).
- Hammond, C. (2012). Talking/writing about illness in young adulthood. Paper presented at the 3rd Innovations in Qualitative Research Conference, Saskatoon, SK: University of Saskatchewan.
- Hammond, C., & Teucher, U. (2011). Death, identity, and ambiguity among aging cancer patients: The dominance and problems of two discourses. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference for Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana, Ill: University of Illinois.
- Teucher, U., Hammond, C., Anderson, D., & Carr, T. (2011). The uncertain certain: Generative aging with cancer. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference for Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana, Ill: University of Illinois.
- Hammond, C., & Teucher, U. (2011). Toward a dialectical hermeneutics of cancer narratives, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(4), 518.