• Dr. David C. J. Delay
  • Associate Professor

    Room 418H Tier Building
    173 Dafoe Rd
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    Fax: 204-474-7594




Dr. Delay's research focuses on exploring the intersections of trauma, relationship, and shame. He specializes in the following areas:

Recent research projects:

Nurturing Warriors: Understanding Mental Wellness and Health Risk Behaviours among Young Indigenous Men (funded via CIHR & Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation)
PI: Dr. Elizabeth Cooper (Regina)

Interrogating the Impact of Neoliberalism on Social Justice Approaches to Mental Health in Social Work (funded via SSHRC Insight Grant)
PI: Dr. Catrina Brown (DAL), Co-Investigators: Dr. Marjorie Johnstone (DAL), Dr. Clive Baldwin (St. Thomas) Dr. Donna Baines (UBC), Dr. Eunjung Lee (Toronto), Dr. David Delay (Manitoba).


Selected publications:

Corbally, M., Hughes, J., & Delay, D. (2016).  Gender arguments and paradigmatic challenges within intimate partner violence research: A call for a more inclusive paradigm of understanding regarding physical partner violence perpetration. Journal of Family Violence, 31(8), 1009-1012.

Delay, D., & Martin, J. (2015). Developing facilitator self-awareness: Introducing mindfulness practices to the helping classroom.  In W. Pelech, K. Ring & S. LaRocque, (Eds.), Unity in diversity: Embracing the spirit of group work: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (pp. 89-103). Whiting & Birch Ltd.

Hughes, J., Delay, D. & Rocke, C. (2021). Taking up a social work identity: Preparing undergraduate students for entry-level generalist practice. Canadian Social Work Review, 38(1), 71-91.

Liegghio, M., Delay, D.C.J., & Jenney, A. (2019).  Challenging social work epistemology in children’s mental health:  The connections between evidence-based practice and young people’s psychiatrization. The British Journal of Social Work, 49(5), 1180-1197. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy104

Shera, W., Muskat, B., Delay, D., Quinn, A., & Tufford, L. (2013). Using the Group Work Practice Standards Inventory to assess the impact of a ‘Social Work Practice with Groups’ course. Social Work with Groups, 36(2/3), 176-190.

Teaching and supervision

For the 2022/2023 academic year, Dr. Delay teaches SWRK7600 Critical Perspectives in Social Work Practice and SWRK 7300 Clinical Evaluation of Social Work Interventions in the MSW program and SWRK 4200/4300 Field Focus: Family Violence in the BSW program.

Dr. Delay supervises students in both the MSW and PhD program.

Contact David Delay to discuss your interests in either the doctoral or MSW program.

Service and membership

Dr. Delay serves as Chair of the Academic Standing Committee in the Faculty of Social Work for the BSW program. He also chairs the Faculty’s Professional Suitability Committee.