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Rannveig S. Sigurvinsdóttir, lektor

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Ferilskrá

 

EMPLOYMENT

Assistant professor, Reykjavik University, 2018- present

Adjunct professor, Reykjavik University, 2018

Postdoctoral research fellow, Reykjavik University, 2016-2017

Evaluator and domestic violence research expert, Reykjavik Metropolitan Police, City of Reykjavik, City of Chicago, 2014-2016 

Research assistant on community trauma projects (University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Metropolitcan Battered Women´s Network),  2012-2016

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Community Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016

M.A. in Community Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013

B.Sc. in Psychology, University of Iceland, 2011

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Intimate partner violence; sexual assault; community psychology; public health; violence prevention; trauma recovery; radiating impact of violence; ecological factors contributing to psychological outcomes and substance abuse; sexual minority trauma survivors; community research and evaluation; community resilience.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Riger, S., Bennett, L. W., & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (2014). Barriers to addressing substance abuse in domestic violence court. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53(1-2), 1-10.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., & Ullman, S. E. (2015). The role of sexual orientation in the victimization and recovery of sexual assault survivors. Violence and Victims, 30(4), 636-648.

 

Ullman, S. E. & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (2015). Intimate partner violence and drinking among victims of sexual assault. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 24, 117-130.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. & Ullman, S. E. (2015). Social reactions, self-blame and problem drinking in adult sexual assault survivors. Psychology of Violence, 5(2), 192-198.

 

Riger, S. & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (2015). Thematic analysis. In L. A. Jason & D. S. Glenwick (Eds). Handbook of methodological approaches to community-based research: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Riger, S., & Ullman, S. E. (2016). The impact of disclosure of intimate partner violence on friends. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(18), 2940-2957.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., & Ullman, S. E. (2016). Sexual orientation, race, and trauma as predictors of sexual assault recovery. Journal of Family Violence, 31(7), 913-921.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., & Ullman, S. E. (2016). Sexual assault in bisexual and heterosexual women survivors. Journal of Bisexuality, 16(2), 163-180.

 

Releya, M., Ullman, S. E., Sigurvinsdottir, R. & Bennett, S. (2017). The short version of the social reactions questionnaire. Violence and Victims, 32(6), 1096-1115.

 

Lorenz, K., Ullman, S. E., Kirkner, A, Mandala, R., Vasquez, A. & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (2017). Social Reactions to Sexual Assault Disclosure: A Qualitative Study of Informal Support Dyads. Violence Against Women.

 

Thorisdottir, I. E., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Sigurvinsdottir, R., Allegrante, J. P. & Sigfusdottir, I. D. (2017). The increase in symptoms of anxiety and depressed mood among Icelandic adolescents: Time trend between 2006 and 2016. European Journal of Public Health. 27(5). 856-861.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Ullman, S. E., & Sigfusdottir, I. D. (2017). The impact of sexual abuse, family violence/conflict, spirituality, and religion on anger and depressed mood among adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Asgeirsdottir, B. B. & Sigfusdottir, I. D. (Under review). Substance use among Icelandic adolescents and the buffering effects of religion/spirituality.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Asgeirsdottir, B. B. & Arnalds, S. (Under review). Breaking the silence: Online disclosures of sexual violence in Iceland. 

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Ullman, S. E. & Canetto, S. S. (Under review). Self-blame, psychological symptoms and suicidality among female African American sexual assault survivors: A longitudinal study.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. (Under review). Through the eyes of survivors: Explanations and justifications of sexual violence on social media.  

 

Thorisdottir, I. E., Sigurvinsdottir, R., Asgeirsdottir, B. B. & Sigfusdottir, I. D. (Under review). Active and passive social media use and emotional distress among adolescent boys and girls: The mediating effects of social comparison, body image, peer support and self-esteem.

 

Gylfason, H. F., Sveinsdottir, A. H., Vesteinsdottir, V. & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (Under review). Haters gonna hate, trolls gonna troll: The personality profile of a Facebook troll. 

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Asgeirsdottir, B. B. & Sigfusdottir, I. D. (In preparation). The impact of religion/spirituality on bully perpetration.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Gisladottir, B., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Kristjansson, A. A. & Sigfusdottir, I. D.  (In preparation). Anger and depressed mood as mediators between sexual abuse and substance use: The role of gender and sexual attraction.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. & Gisladottir, B. (In preparation). Trauma and self-harm among sexual minority youth.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Asgeirsdottir, B. B. & Johannesdottir, S. B. (In preparation). Body image as a mediator between sexual abuse and non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents. 

NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Huffhines, L.  & Wherry, J. (2016). Preliminary comparisons of social support by parents of abused children in the U. S. and Iceland. Dallas, TX: Dallas Children´s Advocacy Center.

 

Riger, S., George, C. C., Byrnes, B., Durst-Lee, L. & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (2016). Domestic violence outcomes measures project. Report submitted to the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network.

 

Hjalmarsdottir, E. H. & Palsdottir, K. I. & Sigurvinsdottir, R.  (2016). Together against violence : Evaluation of The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police and the City of Reykjavik project on domestic violence: Final report. Reykjavik, Iceland : Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Hjalmarsdottir, E. H. & Palsdottir, K. I. (2016). Together against violence : Evaluation of The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police and the City of Reykjavik project on domestic violence: Preliminary report. Reykjavik, Iceland : Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference.

 

Kruse, A. E., Holm, K. B. & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (2016). Med nordiske briller på seksuell vold – hva ser man da? Bulletine, 29(2), Center for Gender Research, University of Oslo.

 

 

Henry, D. B., Knoblauch, S., & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (2014). The effect of intensive ceasefire intervention on crime in four Chicago police beats: Quantitative assessment. Retrieved April, 7, 2015.

 

Invited talks

Asgeirsdottir, B. B. & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (August, 2018). Which children are at greatest risk? Social risks factors for sexual abuse in Iceland. Presented at the Conference for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in Reykjavik, Iceland. 

 

Asgeirsdottir, B. B. & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (May, 2018). Breaking the silence around sexual abuse on social media. Presented at the conference Putting a spotlight on sexual violence at Reykjavik University in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

Asgeirsdottir, B. B. & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (January, 2018). “I did not plan on telling anyone:” Barriers and facilitators to sexual violence disclosures. Presented at the conference Silencing, shame and the system at Reykjavik University in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. (September, 2016). This does not happen to women like me: Survivors of domestic violence, support and resources. Presented at the lecture series of the Institute for gender, equality and difference at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. (June, 2016). Together against violence: Evaluation findings. Presented to the staff of the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. (June, 2016). Together against violence: Evaluation findings. Presented to the staff of the City of Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Santos, A., Thorisdottir, I. E. & Sigurvinsdottir, R, (April 2018). Smart Forum on addiction and technology. Panel discussion at the 2nd Planet Youth workshop in Tarragona, Spain. 

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R, Gisladottir, B., Asgeirsdottir, B. B, Kristjansson, A. L. & Sigfusdottir, I. D. (February 2018). Substance use and sexual orientation of youth. Presented at the annual conference of the Icelandic Psychological Society in Reykjavik, Iceland. 

 

Johannsdottir, S. B.,  Sigurvinsdottir, R. & Asgeirsdottir, B. B. (February 2018). The impact of sexual abuse and body image of non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents. Poster at the annual conference of the Icelandic Psychological Society in Reykjavik, Iceland. 

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. (September 2017). Improving mental health and well-being with virtual reality. Presented at the symposium The Many Faces of Pain in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. (March 2017). Anger and depressed mood among youth. Presented at the annual conference of the Icelandic Psychological Society in Reykjavik, Iceland. 

 

Kjaran, J. I. & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (December 2016). What´s love got to do with it: Comparing accounts of survivors and perpetrators and their attributions of violence. Presented at the cross-Nordic conference Confronting gendered violence: Focus on perpetrators in Helsinki, Finland.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. & Thorisdottir, R. (October, 2016). ‘Together Against Violence:’ A collaborative project between the Reykjavik Metropolitan police and the City of Reykjavik. Presented at the Þjóðarspegillinn: Conference in Social Sciences in Reykjavik, Iceland.,

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Asgeirsdottir, B. B. & Huffhines, L. (October, 2016). Correlates of abuse severity, frequency and level of abuse among sexually abused children and their parents. Presented at the Nordic Resarch Seminar on Sexual Violence in Oslo, Norway.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Ullman, S. E. & Canetto, S. S. (April, 2016). Psychosocial mediators of suicidality among African American sexual assault survivors: A longitudinal study. Presented at the American Association of Suicidality‘s Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. & Dill, E. (November, 2015). Goals and utilization focused evaluation. Presented at American Evaluation Association´s Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. & Ullman, S. E. (November, 2015). Problem drinking trajectories of sexual assault survivors by sexual orientation and race. Presented at American Public Health Association´s Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. & Ullman, S. E. (June, 2015). Sexual orientation, social support and psychological outcomes of sexual assault survivors. Presented at The Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Lowell, MA.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. Ullman, S. E. (October, 2014). Sexual assault, sexual orientation and social support. Presented at the Midwest Eco Community Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. Ullman, S. E. (July, 2014). Sexual orientation, trauma histories & recovery from sexual assault. Presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research, Portsmouth, NH.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. Ullman, S. E. (May, 2014). Revictimization of sexual assault survivors and sexual orientation. Presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. Ullman, S. E. (November, 2013). Differences in sexual risk behavior of lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual sexual assault victims. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Riger, S. & Bennett, L. W. (November, 2013). Domestic violence and substance abuse: Attitudes towards victims in domestic violence court. Presented at the Midwest Eco Community Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

Tolar, B., Ullman, S. E. & Sigurvinsdottir, R. (November, 2013). Depression, child sexual abuse and adult revictimization in sexual assault survivors. Presented at the Midwest Eco Community Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. (June, 2013). Dating violence: The impact on Friends. Presented at The Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Miami, FL.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. & Ullman, S. E. (May, 2013). Social Reactions, Self-Blame and Problem Drinking for Sexual Assault Survivors. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in Chicago, IL. 

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. & Ullman, S. E. (April, 2013). Post-assault adjustment differences of sexual assault survivors by sexual orientation. Presented at the Chicago Graduate Student Research Symposium in Chicago, IL.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. & Ullman, S. E. (October, 2012). Self-Blame, Negative Social Reactions and Problem Drinking for Female Survivors of Sexual Assault. Presented at the Midwest Ecological-Community Psychology Conference in Chicago, IL.

 

Sigurvinsdottir, R. (March, 2011). Attitudes of Icelandic Policemen Towards Interpersonal Violence. Presented at the 12th Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

 


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2020-1E-313-SATITilraunir í sálfræði
2019-3E-504-BSC1BSc rannsóknarverkefni I
2019-3E-114-RATORannsóknaraðferðir og tölfræði I
2019-1E-515-AFESÁföll, einstaklingurinn og samfélagið
2019-1E-504-BSC1BSc rannsóknarverkefni I
2019-1E-604-BSC2BSc rannsóknarverkefni II
2019-1X-920-ITCPInstruction and training course for PhD students at RU
2019-1E-891-MSC1Rannsóknarverkefni I: Rannsóknaraðferðir og rannsóknarsnið
2019-1E-313-SATITilraunir í sálfræði
2018-3E-991-BBAWBecoming a better academic writer
2018-3E-504-BSC1BSc rannsóknarverkefni I
2018-3E-604-BSC2BSc rannsóknarverkefni II
2018-3E-114-RATORannsóknaraðferðir og tölfræði I
2018-1E-504-BSC1BSc rannsóknarverkefni I
2018-1E-604-BSC2BSc rannsóknarverkefni II
2018-1V-303-TOL1Hagnýt tölfræði I
2018-1E-313-SATITilraunir í sálfræði
2017-3E-991-BBAWBecoming a better academic writer
2017-3E-504-BSC1BSc rannsóknarverkefni I
2017-3E-604-BSC2BSc rannsóknarverkefni II
2017-3V-528-MAVIMarkaðs- og viðskiptarannsóknir
2017-3E-804-TOLFRannsóknaraðferðir og tölfræði
2017-3E-115-VIHIVinnulag í háskólanámi
2017-1E-504-BSC1BSc rannsóknarverkefni I
2017-1E-604-BSC2BSc rannsóknarverkefni II
2017-1V-303-TOL1Hagnýt tölfræði I
2017-1E-411-RATORannsóknaraðferðir og tölfræði III
2017-1E-313-SATITilraunir í sálfræði
2017-1E-603-VSNUViðfangsefni sálfræðinnar í nútímanum
2016-3E-504-BSC1BSc rannsóknarverkefni I
2016-3E-115-VIHIVinnulag í háskólanámi