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BILUN NAZ BÖKE, M.ED.

Human Development

Research Interests: university student well-being, mental health, stress, coping behaviours
Email Address: naz.boke@mail.mcgill.ca

Awards

  • 2020-2024 – Bourse de doctorat en recherche, Fonds de recherche du Québec en société et culture (FRQSC, $21,000/year; held)

  • 2020 – Adolescent Wellness and Community Engagement Award, McGill University ($2,000)

  • 2019 – Selected Preferential Recruitment Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University ($35,000)

  • 2017-2018 – Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University ($2,000)

  • 2015-2016 – Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University ($5,000)

Publications

Bastien, L., Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., Zito, S., Di Genova, L., Romano, V., Lewis, S. P., Whitley, R., Iyer, S., & Heath, N. L. (submitted). Comparing a peer-presented vs. mental health service provider-presented mental health outreach program for university students: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Mental Health.

Golt, R., Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Mills, D. J., Roberts, E. & Heath, N. L. (submitted). School of Talk: Evaluation of a mental illness anti-stigma workshop for adolescents. Canadian Journal of School Psychology.

Böke, B. N., Joly, M., Bastien, L., & Heath, N. L. (submitted). Keep it brief: Can a 4-item stress screener predict university adjustment over 18 months? Journal of American College Health.

 

​Petrovic, J., Sadowski, I., Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., Bastien, L., & Heath, N. L. (submitted). Perceived degree of reaching adulthood: A novel predictor of emerging adult well-being. The Journal of Genetic Psychology: Research and Theory on Human Development.

 

Golt, R., Zito, S., Böke, B. N., & Heath, N. L. (2021). The acceptability and effectiveness of mental illness anti-stigma programs at the high school and university level. In A. Nordstrom & W. Goofriend (Eds.) Innovative Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Programs. Taylor & Francis Routledge.

 

Moumne, S., Hall, N. C., Böke, B. N., Bastien, L., & Heath, N. L. (2020). Implicit theories of emotion, goals for emotion regulation, and cognitive responses to negative life events. Psychological Reports, 1-33. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294120942110

 

Sadowski, I., Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., Heath, N., & Khoury, B. (2020). Naturally mindful? The role of mindfulness facets in the relationship between nature relatedness and subjective well-being. Current Psychology, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-020-01056-w

  Xin, M., Yang, X., Böke, B. N., Bastien, L. (2020). Impact of negative life events and social support on non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among Chinese middle school students. American Journal of Men’s Health, 14(4). https://doi.org/10.1177/1557988320937124

Böke, B. N., Mills, D. J., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2019). Stress and coping patterns of university students. Journal of College Student Development, 60(1), 85-103. https://doi.org/10.1353/csd.2019.0005

 

Rana, A. Q., Böke, B. N., Qureshi, A. R. M., Rana, M. A., & Rahman, M. (2015). Prevalence of essential tremor in an idiopathic Parkinson’s disease patient population. International Journal of Neuroscience, 125(4), 253-255.

 

Rana, A. Q., & Böke, B. N. (2013). Difference of foot posture in two cases of exercise-induced foot dystonia. European Neurology, 69(2), 65-66.

 

Rana, A. Q., Ali, A., & Böke, B. N. (2012). “Difficult differential diagnosis of Unverricht–Lundborg disease with spontaneous kinesogenic myoclonus and movement disorder”: Erratum. Acta Neurologica Belgica, 112(4), 431.

Conferences

Kiafar, A., Nordine, A., Zito, S., Bastien, L., Mettler, J., Böke, B. N., & Heath, N. L. (2021, October). University students’ perspectives on coping before and during the pandemic. Poster presented at the Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) virtual conference.

 

Bastien, L., Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Mettler, J., Di Genova, L., Romano, V., & Heath, N. L. (2021, August). Evaluating peer versus professional video outreach to enhance mental health resilience in university students. Talk presented at the virtual Canadian Post-Secondary Mental Health Conference.

Petrovic, J., Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Argento, A., Rodger, S., & Heath, N. L. (2021, June). Supporting university students' mental health during COVID-19: The effectiveness of a virtual wellness program for pre-service teachers. Poster session presented virtually at the 48th annual Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) conference.

Petrovic, J., Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Bastien, L., Washer, S., McAuley, L., Carsley, D., Di Genova, L., Romano, V., & Heath, N. L. (2020, November). The development, pilot, and evaluation of a tiered service provision model to build mental health resilience in undergraduate engineering students. Poster session presented at the University of Waterloo Virtual Conference on Student Mental Health Research.

Böke, B. N., Argento, A., Zito, S., Petrovic, J., Sadowski, I., Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (2020, June). Multi-media approaches in teacher education: An initiative to support pre-service teacher well-being. Talk accepted for presentation at the annual Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education (SALTISE) conference, Montreal, QC. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Bastien, L., Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2020, June). Potential evidence of the benefits of meditation as a coping strategy for those who engage in non-suicidal self-injury. Poster accepted for presentation at the 15th annual International Society for the Study of Self-injury (ISSS) conference, Vienna, Austria. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Sadowski, I., Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Petrovic, J., Carsley, D., Argento, A., Rodger, S., Heath, N.L. (2020, May). Tracking the trajectory of integrating well-being education in a teacher preparation program. Paper accepted for presentation at the 48th Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, London, ON. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Mettler, J., Bastien, L., & Heath, N. L. (2020, May). Loneliness and coping ability in emerging adulthood. Oral presentation to be presented at the 81st Annual National Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montréal, QC. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Petrovic, J., Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2020, May). Emerging adult self-perceptions predict well-being. Oral presentation to be presented at the 81st annual Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) conference, Montreal, QC. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Bastien, L., Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2020, May). NSSI and meditation: Potential benefits? Oral presentation to be presented at the 81st Annual National Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montréal, QC. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Sadowski, I., Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., Heath, N. L., & Khoury, B. (2020, May). Mindfulness facets and nature relatedness: Implications for well-being. Oral presentation to be presented at the 81st Annual National Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montréal, QC. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Petrovic, J., Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2020, May). Emerging adulthood: Feeling in-between and subsequent associations with social-emotional wellbeing. Poster accepted for presentation at the 32nd annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference, Chicago, IL, USA. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Sadowski, I., Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., Khoury, B., & Heath, N. L. (2019, October). Naturally mindful? The association between nature relatedness, mindfulness, and positive and negative affect in emerging adult university students. Poster accepted for presentation at the 9th Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood conference, Toronto, ON.

 

Böke, B. N., Bastien., L., Joly, M., & Heath, N. L. (2019, October). Implications of early stress on university adjustment. Poster accepted for presentation at the 9th Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood conference, Toronto, ON.

 

Zito, S., Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Carsley, D., Petrovic, J., & Heath, N. L. (2019, June). Supporting pre-service teachers’ mental health and well-being. Poster presented at the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS) Conference, Calgary, AB.

 

Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Sadowski, I., Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (2019, June). A national survey on pre-service teachers’ stress-management and well-being needs. Paper submitted for presentation at the 47th Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Vancouver, BC.

 

Sadowski, I., Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., Heath, N. L., & Khoury, B. (2019, April). The role of nature relatedness and mindfulness in emerging adults’ levels of positive and negative affect. Poster presented at the 4th annual Human Development Conference, Montreal, QC.

 

Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Mettler, J., Bastien, L., & Heath, N. L. (2019, April). Loneliness in emerging adulthood: The role of developmental dimensions and coping self-efficacy. Poster presented at the 4th annual Human Development Conference, Montreal, QC.

 

Zito, S., Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Petrovic, J., Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (2019, March). Regulating emotions and stress in pre-service teachers (RESST): A stress management and well-being program. Talk presented at the 18th Annual Education Graduate Students’ Society Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC.

 

Zito, S., Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Carsley, D., Petrovic, J. & Heath, N. L. (2019, March). Supporting pre-service teachers mental health and well-being: A needs assessment. Poster presented at the Department of Education Graduate Symposium, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

 

Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., Etoubashi, N., Simundic, A.,& Heath, N. L. (2018, May). The role of loneliness in substance-use coping among emerging adults. Paper presentation at the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood Thematic Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

 

Etoubashi, N., Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2018, April). Stress, Gender, Discipline, and Unhealthy Behaviours in University Students. Poster presented at McGill’s 3rd Annual Human Development Student Research Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

Argento, A., Böke, B. N., Simundic, A., & Heath, N. L. (2018, March). Perceived stress and coping patterns in university students.FAST-5 oral presentation submitted for presentation to the 16th Annual Education Graduate Student Society Conference at McGill University, Montreal, QC.

 

Etoubashi, N., Böke, B. N., Zito, S., & Heath, N. L. (2018, March). Going to the source:Pre-service teachers’ specific stressors, needs, and coping strategies. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Education Graduate Students’ Society Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Golt, R., Etoubashi, N., Carsley, D., Böke, B. N., &Heath, N. L. (2018, March). A mixed-method evaluation of Stronger Than Stigma: A student run mental health group for university students.Poster presented at the 17th Annual Education Graduate Students’ Society Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Simundic, A., Böke, B. N., & Heath, N. L. (2018, June). Role of coping self-efficacy in first and final year university students’ healthy and unhealthy behaviours. Poster presented at the 29th Annual International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Golt, R., Carsley, D., Böke, B. N., & Heath, N. L. (2018, June). An evaluation of Stronger Than Stigma: A student run mental health group for university students.Poster presented at the 29th Annual International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Etoubashi, N., Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2018, June). Role of Discipline, Gender, and Unhealthy Behaviours in University Student Stress. Poster presented at the 29th Annual International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Heath, N. L., Rassier, D., Mettler, J., Böke, B. N., & Bloom, E. (2017, November). A national initiative to enhance teachers’ mental health and well-being. Talk presented at the Physical & Health Education National Conference, Ottawa, ON.

 

Gholamrezaei, M., De Stefano, J., Böke, B. N., Pereira, L., &Health, N.L. (2017, June). Nonsuicidal self-injury, mental health service use, and cultural responses among ethnic minority university students.Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association National Convention, Toronto, ON.

 

Böke, B. N., Joly, M., & Heath, N. L. (2017, April). The enduring effect of early stress on students’ adjustment to university. Poster presented at the second annual Human Development Conference, Montreal, QC.

 

Kassel Gomez, G., Ruglis, J., Esrey, L., Böke, B. N., & Bayarsaikhan, A. (2017, April). Supporting TGNC youth in schools: A scoping review. Poster presented at the second annual Human Development Conference, Montreal, QC.

 

Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., Mills, D. J., & Heath, N. L. (2016, June). Stress and coping patterns across university years: Implications for student support. Poster presented at the annual Canada International Conference on Education, Toronto, ON.

 

Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., Mills, D. J.,& Heath, N. L. (2016, April). Student reports of stress and coping behaviours in university. Poster presented at the first annual Human Development conference, Montreal, QC.

 

Bayarsaikhan, A., Böke, B. N., & Manolson, S. (2016, April). An engaged commuter student: Needs, barriers, and opportunities.Poster presented at the first annual Human Development Conference, Montreal, QC.

Invited Talks

Heath, N. L., Mettler, J., Böke, B. N., & Bastien, L. (2021, September). Enhancing mental health resilience for students and educators in the classroom. Invited talk presented at the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Online.

Heath, N. L., Böke, B. N., & Zito, S (2020, November). Enhancing resilience during difficult times. Invited talk presented to communications staff at McGill University, Montreal, QC.

 

Heath, N. L., Böke, B. N., & Zito, S. (2020, November). Faculty matters: Practical strategies for difficult and uncertain times. Invited talk presented to Faculty members at McGill University, Montreal, QC.

 

Heath, N. L., Böke, B. N., & Zito, S. (2020, November). Enhancing resilience during difficult times. Invited talk presented to the Emergency Operations Committee at McGill University, Montreal, QC.

Petrovic, J., Böke, B. N., & Heath, N. L. (2020, February). Stress: The science behind it & strategies to manage it. Invited talk presented to undergraduate students at McGill University’s annual Academia Week, Montreal, QC.

 

Heath, N. L., Argento, A., Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Sadowski, I., & Carsley, D. (2019, November). Development, implementation and evaluation of a pre-service teacher’s stress management and resilience program. Invited webinar presentation for Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada’s Teach Resiliency Education Series.

 

Böke, B. N., Argento, A., Heath, N. L. (2019, October) Brief RESST: A stress-management and well-being program for pre-service teachers. Invited talk presented at the 2nd annual National Forum for Wellness in Post-Secondary Education. Vancouver, BC.

 

Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Sadowski, I., Petrovic, J., Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (2019, February). Brief overview of the Regulating Emotions and Stress in pre-Service Teachers (RESST) program. Invited guest lecture presented to Fourth Professional Seminar [EDSL415] students at McGill University, Montreal, QC.

 

Nancy, N. L., & Böke, B. N. (2018, November) Regulating emotions and stress for pre-service teachers (RESST). Invited talk presented at the National Forum for Wellness in Post-Secondary Education. Edmonton, AB.

 

Böke, B. N., Argento, A., Golt, R., & Heath, N. L. (2018, October) Strategies to tackle stigma in the workplace. Invited talk presented to staff and faculty as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week at McGill University. Montreal, QC.

 

Böke, B. N., & Heath, N. L. (2018, August) Surprising findings on student stress and coping. Invited talk presented at the annual Advising Day organised by the Student Affairs Collective at McGill University. Montreal, QC.

Workshops

Böke, B. N., Petrovic, J., Sadowski, I., & Heath, N. L. (2020, November). StressLess: A workshop for teens. Invited workshop presented at École Maïmonide, Montreal, QC.

Heath, N. L., Argento, A., Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Sadowski, I., & Carsley, D. (2019, November). Development, implementation and evaluation of a pre-service teacher’s stress management and resilience program. Invited webinar presentation for Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada’s Teach Resiliency Education Series.

 

Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Sadowski, I., Petrovic, J., Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (2019, February). Regulating emotions and stress for pre-service teachers (RESST): A summary workshop. Workshop presented to TESL students in the fourth year professional development seminar course at McGill University, Montreal, QC.

 

Simundic, A., & Böke, B. N. (2018, December). Conference submissions workshop: Poster presentations. Workshop presented to the DAIR Research Team, McGill University, Montreal, QC.

 

Mettler, J., Carsley, D., Böke, B. N., & Heath, N. L. (2018, March). McGill’s national initiative: Enhancing teachers’ mental health & well-being. Workshop presented at the Grandes Rencontres Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.

 

Böke, B. N., Bloom, E., Roberts, E., De Riggi, M., & Heath, N. L. (2016, December). Supporting students with anxiety and depression in the classroom. Professional development workshop presented to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program at McGill University. Montreal, QC.