Thomas Hadjistavropoulos

Professor; Research Chair in Aging and Health; Registered Doctoral Psychologist

Office: AH 345.3
Phone: 306-585-4457

Current classes
Winter 2022 - PSYC 860

Research interests

  • Health Psychology
  • Pain
  • Aging
  • Fear and Anxiety in Older Persons
  • Professional Ethics and Standards
  • Clinical Psychology

Link to personal web page and the Health Psychology Lab

Clinical Interests

  • Adult Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 
  • Adult Clinical Assessment

Representative Projects

  • Knowledge mobilization using social media
  • Development of an automated vision system for pain detection in dementia

Representative Publications

  • Hadjistavropoulos, T. & Hadjistavropoulos, H.D. (2019) (Editors). Pain management for older adults: A self-help guide (2nd Edition).  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
  • Hadjistavropoulos, T. & Hadjistavropoulos, H.D. (Editors) (2019). Fundamentals of health psychology (2nd edition). Toronto: Oxford University Press.
  • Hadjistavropoulos, T., Browne, M.E., Prkachin, K.M., Taati, B., Ashraf, A. and Mihailidis, A. (2018). Pain in severe dementia: A comparison of a fine-grained assessment approach to an observational checklist designed for clinical settings. European Journal of Pain, 22, 915-925.
  • Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2018). Treating older patients with persistent pain. In D.C. Turk and R.J. Gatchel (Editors), Psychological approaches to pain management: A practitioner's handbook (2nd Edition), pp. 556-568. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Hadjistavropoulos, T., Gallant, N. & Gagnon, M.M. (2018).  Chronic pain in adults. In J. Hunsley and E. Mash (Editors), A guide to assessments that work (2nd edition).  New York: Oxford University Press

Laboratory Facilities

1) Complete Video Lab (for behavioral coding); 2) Gait Analysis Equipment (for the study of fall risk in seniors); 4) Wireless Biofeedback/Psychophysiological Measurement Equipment; 4) Advanced Thermal Pain Stimulator (Medoc-Advanced Medical Systems); 5) Noldus Observer and Face Reader Software; 6) Psychological Tests; and 7) Computers. It is also noted that many of our projects involve data collections in outside health care facilities (e.g. Wascana Rehabilitation Centre).