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Rannveig S. Sigurvinsdóttir, Assistant Professor

School:School of Social Sciences / Department of Psychology 
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Email:rannveigsru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/rannveigs

Curriculum Vitae

 

Rannveig Sigurvinsdottir, phd

Skaftahlid 12, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland  | +354 824 7588 |  rannveigssig@gmail.com rannveigs@ru.is

EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Ph.D. in Community Psychology                                                                                      2016

Thesis: “Resources, Strategies and Revictimization:

The Effects of a Police Second Response Program on Intimate

Partner Violence Survivors” Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Riger.

Minor: Statistics, Methods and Measurement

Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies

 

University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)

M. A. in Community Psychology                                                                                      2013

Thesis: “The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Friends of Survivors” Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Riger

University of Iceland (Reykjavik, Iceland)

B.Sc. in Psychology                                                                                      2011

Thesis: “Attitudes of Icelandic Police Officers towards Intimate Partner Violence”

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.

Employment history

Assistant professor                                                                                        2018- present

Reykjavik University

Responsibilities:

·       Research activity (planning research projects, acquiring research funding, data collection and analysis, dissemination of findings in research papers and reports)

·       Teaching three courses per academic year

·       Participating in planning for the RU Psychology Department

 

 

Adjunct professor                                                                                                                    2018

Reykjavik University

Responsibilities:

·       Research activity (planning research projects, acquiring research funding, data collection and analysis, dissemination of findings in research papers and reports)

·       Teaching three courses per academic year

·       Participating in planning for the RU Psychology Department

 

 

Postdoctoral research fellow                                                                                                       2016-2017

Reykjavik University

Responsibilities:

·       Data analysis

·       Designing and planning research projects

·       Advising on data collection

·       Writing of research papers and reports

·       Disseminating research findings

·       Participating in planning for the Psychology Department

 

Evaluator and domestic violence research expert                                                                                              20152016

Reykjavik Metropolitan Police and City of Reykjavik  

Responsibilities:

·       Evaluating a domestic violence intervention program.

·       Designing and planning the research project

·       Data analysis

·       Synthesis of findings to inform future policy and decision making.

·       Communication of evaluation findings to stakeholders (community,

      governmental and academic audiences).                  

 

Evaluator                                                                                        20142015

City of Chicago, Division on Domestic Violence in the Department of

Family and Support Services.

Responsibilities:

·       Data analysis

·       Writing of evaluation reports

·       Advising on future data collection and policy directions

·       Participating in the Chicago Domestic Violence Coordinating Response

Council, where major stakeholders in the Chicago domestic violence

community come together to discuss and share their work.

 

Research assistant                                                                                           20122016

University of Illinois at Chicago; The Women’s Stress and Support Study,

a longitudinal NIAAA funded community study of sexual assault survivors

Responsibilities:

·       Data collection and analysis(quantitative and qualitative)

·       Writing of academic papers

·       Presentations at professional conferences

·       Mentoring undergraduate students

·       Collaborating with other members of the research team

 

Research assistant                                           2013 - 2016

University of Illinois at Chicago; The Women’s Outcomes Project, a large scale collaboration between the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola University.

Responsibilities:

·       Advising on data collection strategies

·       Coordination of community partners and researchers

·       Data analysis

·       Communication of results to community audiences and in academic journals

 

Research assistant                                                                                           20132014

University of Illinois at Chicago; Evaluation of Cure Violence, a violence

prevention program with the UIC Public Health team

Responsibilities:

·       Analyzing crime data

·       Presenting results in reports and academic papers

·       Collaborating with the research team

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Reykjavik University

Instructor- Applied statistics I                                                                  2018                      

Lecturing, advising students, grading assignments and exams.  

 

Reykjavik University

Instructor- Experimental psychology                                                       2018                      

Lecturing, advising students, grading assignments and exams.

 

Reykjavik University

Instructor- Statistics and research methods                                             2017                      

Lecturing, advising students, grading assignments and exams. Class at the Master´s level.

 

Reykjavik University

Instructor- Statistics and research methods                                             2017                      

Lecturing, advising students, grading assignments and exams. Class at the Master´s level.

 

Reykjavik University

Instructor- Research methods in marketing                                            2017                      

Lecturing, advising students, grading assignments and exams.

 

University of Iceland

Instructor- Community psychology and applied social psychology              2017                     

Lecturing, leading discussion groups, advising students, grading assignments and exams. Class at the Master´s level.

 

Reykjavik University

Instructor- Current topics in psychology                                                 2017                      

Elective class on stress, coping and health. Lecturing, advising students, grading assignments and exams.

 

Reykjavik University                                                                                    2017

Teaching assistant- Scientific writing

Grading research reports, interacting with the course instructor.

 

Reykjavik University

Teaching assistant- Experimental psychology                                         2017                      

Lecturing, advising students, collecting data, grading assignments and exams.

 

Reykjavik University

Teaching assistant- Advanced statistics                                                                 2017                     

Lecturing, advising students, grading assignments and exams.

 

Reykjavik University

Teaching assistant- Scientific writing                                                       2016                      

Grading research reports, interacting with the course instructor.

 

University of Illinois at Chicago

Teaching assistant- Research methods in Psychology                                                                                      2012

Directed discussion sections, graded papers and met with students.

 

University of Illinois at Chicago

Teaching assistant- Introduction to Psychology                                                                                     2011-2012

Directed discussion sections, graded papers and met with students.

 

University of Iceland

Teaching assistant- Introduction to Psychology                                                                                     2009-2010

Directed discussion sections and assisted students.

 

MENTORING EXPERIENCE

University of Iceland

Instructor- Masters thesis in Public health                                              2018                      

Advising students on their theses and giving help with literature, data collection, analysis and interpretation.

 

Reykjavik University

Instructor- Bachelor thesis in Psychology                                                2016-2018            

Advising students on their theses and giving help with literature, data collection, analysis and interpretation.

 

United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme

Instructor- Thesis project                                                                          2017                      

Advising one student on an applied research project about domestic violence programming in Jamaica.

AWARDS AND GRANTS

    Research grant, Icelandic Research Fund. Role: Co-Principal Investigator;                                                                                          2018

     15 million ISK per year (3 year grant)

 

    Travel grant, Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology; € 600                                                                                                        2016

   

    Gender equality research grant from the Icelandic Prime Minister’s   

    office to study domestic violence perpetrators. Role: Key personnel;

    $26,000      2015

    Community Mini Grant from Society for Community Research and

    Action. Role: Principal Investigator; $870.                                                                                                               2015

    Community and Prevention Research Summer Fellowship, University

of Illinois at Chicago; $3600.                                                                                                          2015

Psychology Department Research Grant, University of Illinois at

Chicago; $300.                                                                                                          2012

Fulbright scholar grant from the United States Department of State;

$15,000                                                                                            2011

Grant reviewer for the University of Iceland Research Fund                                                                                                 2017

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

 

Collaborator – Global Burden of Disease team.

 

Special issue guest editor – Journal of Community Psychology, European Psychologist

 

Editorial board member- Journal of Community Psychology

 

Reviewer- Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Spanish Journal of Psychology, Journal of the Icelandic Psychological Association, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

 

Co-reviewer- American Journal of Community Psychology, Violence Against Women, Personality and Individual Difference

RU teaching record

2020-1E-313-SATIExperimental Psychology Laboratory
2019-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2019-3E-114-RATOIntroduction to Research Methods in Psychology
2019-1E-515-AFESTraumatic Experiences, the Individual and Society
2019-1E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2019-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2019-1X-920-ITCPInstruction and training course for PhD students at RU
2019-1E-891-MSC1Research Thesis 1: Research Methods and Design
2019-1E-313-SATIExperimental Psychology Laboratory
2018-3E-991-BBAWBecoming a better academic writer
2018-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2018-3E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2018-3E-114-RATOIntroduction to Research Methods in Psychology
2018-1E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2018-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2018-1V-303-TOL1Applied Statistics I
2018-1E-313-SATIExperimental Psychology Laboratory
2017-3E-991-BBAWBecoming a better academic writer
2017-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2017-3E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2017-3V-528-MAVIMarketing and Business Research Methods
2017-3E-804-TOLFResearch Methods and Statistics
2017-3E-115-VIHIScientific Writing
2017-1E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2017-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2017-1V-303-TOL1Applied Statistics I
2017-1E-411-RATOAdvanced Research Methods
2017-1E-313-SATIExperimental Psychology Laboratory
2017-1E-603-VSNUCurrent Issues in Psychology
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