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Department of Psychology Honours Program 2020/2021 Potential Supervisors 

The following professors have indicated they are prepared to supervise honours students during 2020/2021.




Dr. Mike Antle

Dr. Antle’s work uses animal models to study the neural basis of circadian rhythms

Dr. Joshua Bourdage

As an Industrial-Organizational Psychology specialist, I study human behavior in the workplace context. My lab is the "Organizational Behaviour and Influence" Laboratory.

Dr. Kristina Brache


Research interests include substance use and misuse, addictive disorders, behavioural interventions, treatment efficacy, and program evaluations in substance abuse treatment programming.

Dr. Brandy Callahan

Dr. Callahan's research aims to improve early diagnosis of dementia using neuropsychological and neuroimaging measures.

Dr. Tavis Campbell

Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Behavioural Medicine

Dr. Linda Carlson


current research interests are focused in the area of Psychosocial Oncology for cancer patients and survivors, spanning topics ranging from computerized online screening for distress to survivorship issues. A large focus is in implementing and evaluating Integrative Oncology interventions including mindfulness-based programs, meditation, yoga and natural health products. She is also interested in studying the effects of psychosocial interventions on psychoneuroimmunological biomarkers in cancer patients.

Dr. Derek Chapman

Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Recruiting & Selection

Dr. Emma Climie

My research focuses on understanding children and youth from a strengths-based perspective, particularly those with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  Areas of interest include mental health, stigma, social cognition, intervention, emotional intelligence, and resilience

Dr. John Ellard

Moral psychology, psychological aspects of justice, including their relation to well-being.

Dr. Gerald Giesbrecht

The research is in the area of the effects of psychological stress during pregnancy on child development outcomes.

Dr. Susan Graham

Child Psychology, Cognitive Development, Language Processing

Dr. Leah Hamilton

Social and economic integration of newcomers and refugees; attitudes and prejudice toward newcomers and refugees; workplace diversity initiatives; mentorship; employability

Dr. Giuseppe Iaria

At NeuroLab ( we use neuroimaging and behavioural approaches to investigate a variety of cognitive processes in humans. We test children, adults, clinical populations, and also Astronauts. Email the Director of NeuroLab (Giuseppe Iaria) for booking a meeting if you would like to learn more about potential projects, and for visiting the lab.

Dr. Julia Kam

In my lab, we study internal attention, also known as mind wandering, using a multi-method cognitive neuroscience approach. This includes examining scalp and intracranial EEG, eye-tracking, and behavioral data in both healthy and clinical populations.

Dr. Kibeom Lee

I am interested in the measurement and structure of personality traits. On the basis of analyses of personality lexicons of various languages, my colleague (M. C. Ashton) and I have proposed a six-dimensional model known as the HEXACO model of personality. Visit for more information about the model.

Dr. Cara MacInnis

Social Psychology, Attitudes

Dr. Sheri Madigan

My research focuses on determinants of children's early social, emotional, and cognitive development.

Dr. Adam McCrimmon

My research focuses on Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Within this focus, my research interests are resilience, mental health (anxiety and depression), vocational skills, diagnostic assessment, cognition and cognitive development, neuropsychological functioning, and social skills.  As well, I am interested in interventions to promote development in these areas.

Dr. Melanie Noel

Dr. Noel's research expertise is in the area of children's anxiety/fear and pain memories as cognitive-affective mechanisms underlying trajectories of pediatric pain.

Dr. Guy Pelletier


Health Psychology

Dr. Penny Pexman

Research interests: Cognitive development, language processing, psycholinguistics.

Dr. Andrea Protzner

My research uses electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging to study how brain dynamics are linked to variations in cognitive capacity.  Specifically, we examine how neural networks change when people learn something new, or when people experience focal or diffuse brain damage

Dr. Valerie Prugger


diversity, hate crime, terrorism, racism and discrimination, systemic bias, prejudice, etc.

Dr. John W. Robinson


My research areas are health psychology especially the effects of cancer on intimate relationships

Dr. Derya Sargin

My research is focused on the neural circuitry that governs the serotonergic and hypocretin systems, which are involved in stress response and emotional processing. Using a combination of patch clamp electrophysiology, fiber photometry and optogenetics, my lab examines and manipulates the activity of these systems and their circuits during behaviour in animal models. We are also studying the impact of stress during development and adulthood on the maturation and function of brain networks.

Dr. Christopher Sears

cognition, attention, and memory in depressed and depression-vulnerable individuals

Dr. Fiona Schulte


Fiona's research is broadly interestedin enhancing the patient and family experience for pediatric patients diagnosed with cancer and improving the psychosocial late effects in survivors of pediatric cancer.

Dr.Andrew Szeto

My area of interest is the stigma of mental illness

Dr. Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen

Research in the lab explores relationships between psychology and health

Dr. Nick Turner


fields of interest include leadership, work design, and occupational health and safety. His research often integrates these areas to explore the psychological predictors and consequences of “healthy work” – work that promotes psychological well-being and physical safety.

Dr. Kristin von Ranson

My research focuses on eating disorders, body image, and related issues.