University of Victoria
Marsha Runtz, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and former Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Victoria. Her research focuses on the long-term sequelae of interpersonal victimization, including childhood sexual, physical, and psychological abuse and neglect, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. She has published studies on the psychosocial and health-related outcomes of victimization in the context of mediational variables such as coping, attachment, posttraumatic stress, and health-risk behaviours. Her most recent work explores the measurement of disorganized attachment and its relation to dysfunctional parenting, borderline personality-related behaviours, the complexity of sexual assault trauma, and attraction to sexual power dynamics.