Dr. Sharon Roberts

Associate Professor, Department of Social Development Studies
Renison University College affiliated with the University of Waterloo


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Western Ontario
  • MSW, Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Western Ontario
  • B.A., (Hons) Psychology, University of Western Ontario

Field of study or research:

Transition to adulthood; identity resolution; youth and risk-taking; eating disorders; mental health; primary healthcare evaluation; furries, anthropomorphic identity formation, and other aspects of the Furry Fandom as a Furry Researcher

Dr Roberts is Furry Researcher, a co-founder of the International Anthropomorphic Research Project (IARP), the Executive Producer of Furscience media content, and a Principal Investigator for the SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) grant that funds much of the research done and disseminated by Furscience and the IARP.

To contact Dr. Roberts directly, please email her at sharon.roberts@furscience.com or sharon.roberts@uwaterloo.ca

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