Ph.D. University of British Columbia, School of Community and Regional Planning, Planning, 2011
M.A. University of Victoria, Faculty of Human and Social Development, Studies in Policy and Practice, 2002
B.A. University of Victoria, Psychology, 1986
• Gender, family, culture and lone parenting
• Capabilities approaches to family poverty
• Access to services for rural families with young children
• Collaborative multi-disciplinary community service models
• Qualitative and applied research approaches
HDFS 4670 Parenting Education
HDFS 4980 Extension Publication Lab
HDFS 3980 Extension Programs Service Learning
HDFS 8090 Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
HDFS 8990 Research and Dissertation
HDFS 7990 Research and Thesis
2014-16 Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship, $115,000 over 2 years
2011-13 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Social Science and Humanities Research Council, $80,000 over 2 years
2009-10 Graduate Student Initiative Award, College for Interdisciplinary Studies, UBC, $2,350
2007-10 Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Strategic Training Fellowship, Public Health and Agriculture
Rural Ecosystem(PHARE) $83,000 over 3 years
2006 Thesis Grant, Human Early Learning Partnership, $5,000
2019 - 2020 – Fostering Social Emotional Competence through Tuning into Kids Parenting Education Program. Alabama Department for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. Principal Investigator.
2018 - 2020 Social Indicators for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. Alabama Department for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. . Principal Investigator. socialindicators.weebly.com/projects.html
2017-2019 Developing Early Intervention for Physical Health (DEIPH). Auburn University, Internal Seed Grant. Principal Investigator with Dr. Alisha Farris (Appalachia State University).
2018 - Uncovering Promising Rural Practices for Early Childhood Educators Who Work with Families with Children with Developmental Delay and Disabilities. Collaborator, with Dr. Mari Pighini (University of British Columbia).
2018-2021 - Responsible Research and Innovation Networked Globally (RRING). EU Horizon 2020: Society with and for Society (SwafS14 – A Linked-up Global World of Responsible Research Innovation). Advisory role. Coordinator, Dr. Gordon Dalton, University College Cork. www.rring.eu
Hudson-Breen, R., & Vilches, S. L.
(2018, pending). Doing all that matters: A relational career psychology perspective on mother-entrepreneurship career success. In M. Knight & T. Esnard (Eds.), The Motherhood-Entrepreneurship Nexus: Explorations of Experiences, Identities and Practices of Mothers as Entrepreneurs: Demeter. demeterpress.org
, Pighini, M., Stewart, M., & Goelman, H. (2017). Documenting the urbanistic policy bias in rural early childhood services: Toward a functional definition of rurality, Canadian Geographer, 61(3) 375-388. * “Editor’s Pick” Human Early Learning Partnership, UBC, August 2017.
Gentles, S. J. & Vilches, S.
(2017). Calling for a shared understanding of sampling terminology in qualitative research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16(1), e-pub Aug. 18, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/1609406917725678
, & Tate, L. E. (2016). Grants as significant objects in community engagement networks: Kelowna, British Columbia. In Y. Rydin & L. E. Tate (Eds.), Materiality and Planning: Exploring the Influence of Actor Network Theory. Routledge.
& Gurstein, P. (2016). Re-conceptualizing social planning: A case study of the spatialized impacts of urban poverty for lone parent, female headed families in Vancouver, BC. In Ren Thomas (Ed.) Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach. (Ashgate) Oxford University Press. * Book award: “Planning Excellence Merit, 2017” by the Canadian Institute of Planners. www.oupcanada.com/catalog/9780199008070.html