Ryan Broll

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Phone number: 
519 824 4120 x53554
MCKN 612

bullying; cyberbullying; youth; resilience; social control

PhD Sociology, Western University (2014)

Ryan Broll is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, where he also teaches and supervises students in the Criminal Justice and Public Policy (CJPP) and Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy (CCJP) programs.

Dr. Broll's research focuses on the well-being of children and youth who experience bullying or cyberbullying. His current research takes a strengths-based approach and addresses the individual, social, and cultural factors that promote resilience in the aftermath of bullying and cyberbullying. He also studies the consequences of bullying and cyberbullying involvement, and how adults prevent and respond to bullying and cyberbullying. Occasionally, Dr. Broll researches other marginalized populations (e.g., people experiencing homelessness), the social control of vulnerable populations (e.g., policing), and cybercrime.

Alongside his academic work, Dr. Broll writes about bullying and cyberbullying for a general audience and frequently appears in the media as an expert commentator.

Broll, Ryan and Dylan Reynolds. 2021. “Parental Responsibility, Blameworthiness, and Bullying: Parenting Style and Adolescents’ Experiences with Traditional Bullying and Cyberbullying.” Criminal Justice Policy Review 32(5):447-468. doi:10.1177/0887403420921443

Parnaby, Patrick and Ryan Broll. 2021. “After 10-7: Trauma, Resilience, and Satisfaction with Life Among Retired Police Officers.” Policing: An International Journal 44(2):230-245. doi:10.1108/PIJPSM-07-2020-0125

Huey, Laura and Ryan Broll. 2018. Becoming Strong: Impoverished Women and the Struggle to Overcome Violence. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Nhan, Johnny, Laura Huey, and Ryan Broll. 2017. “Digilantism: An Analysis of Crowdsourcing and the Boston Marathon Bombings.” British Journal of Criminology 57(2):341-361. doi:10.1093/bjc/azv118

Broll, Ryan. 2016. “Collaborative Responses to Cyberbullying: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying through Nodes and Clusters.” Policing & Society 26(7):735-752. doi:10.10810/10439463.2014.989154

Broll, Ryan and Laura Huey. 2015. “‘Just Being Mean to Somebody Isn’t a Police Matter’: Police Perspectives on Policing Cyberbullying.” Journal of School Violence 14(2):155-176. doi:10.1080/15388220.2013.879367