My research interests fall within a feminist, critical and interdisciplinary perspective. Transformational and emancipatory practices are at the heart of my research program which is comprised of three axes :


1) mental health interventions and the recovery approach; 2) collaborative and partnership practices within the health and social services network  and 3) social work pedagogy and the creation of educational tools.

These axes overlap and are interdependent.


They stem from the main recommendations of my previous research, that is: to explore the link between perceptions of madness and the construction of social interventions; to emphasize structural theories in understanding situated actions; and to encourage social work training and education focused on a relational and strengths-based approach.

Current research projects

Podcasting for mental health (Pariseau-Legault, P. et Khoury, E.; Daoust-Boisvert, A., 2020-2021)
Radio Show

This project, in partnership with the ERASME research team aims to 1) develop a series of podcasts on topics related to mental health in partnership with PRISE II an alternative mental health community organization; 2) explore the perceptions of participants as co-constructors of the podcasts; 3) understand the utility of collaborative podcasting as a pedagogical tool in an interdisciplinary classroom

The impact of COVID-19 on youth mental health practice (Khoury, E. et Goyette, M., 2020-2021)

The general objective of this research project is to document best practices and the approaches to be recommended in the establishment of networks of integrated open-air youth services in Quebec. We will document the experience of the speakers, the innovative practices that are developed in the face of public health measures (eg. Social distancing and confinement), and learn from them.

Youth perceptions of the  impact of the COVID-19 health care crisis (Goyette et coll., 2020-2022)

The general objective is to understand the impact of the pandemic, including confinement, the exacerbation of the precariousness of low-income or street youth, the reduction in access to services from emergency agencies and basic necessities as well as the health and social services that support them on overall health (physical health, mental health and sexual health) and the well-being of young people. 

Digital Turn: inclusive and adaptive practices in youth mental health (Rodriguez, Khoury, Courcy and Ruelland, 2020-2021)
Digital Sketching

In partnership with an alternative community mental health organization that successfully transformed it's services and care onto Digital platforms during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the general objective is to document the inclusive and adaptive practices that made this a success, particularly for youth experiencing mental health problems.