Nicholas Carleton

Ph.D (University of Regina)

Office: AH 351
Phone: 306-337-2287

Research interests

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • First Responders and Other Public Safety Personnel
  • Potentially Psychologically Traumatic Events
  • Traumatic Stress
  • Fundamental Cognitions
  • Psychometrics and Statistics
  • Transdiagnostics

Research Interests

Research interests include the biopsychosocial measurement, assessment, and treatments of anxiety, mood, and somatic disorders, focusing on transdiagnostics, fundamental cognitions (i.e., lower-order factors such as intolerance of uncertainty), and shared emergent properties (i.e., higher-order factors such as extraversion) for first responders and other public safety personnel (

Representative Projects

  • A Longitudinal Study of Operational Stress Injuries (OSIs) for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (
  • An Augmented Training Program for Preventing Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries Among Diverse Public Safety Personnel (
  • Development of the Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Pilot in Support of Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries among Public Safety Personnel (

Representative Publications

Carleton, R. N., Krätzig, G. P., Sauer-Zavala, S., Neary, J. P., Lix, L. M., Fletcher, A. J., Afifi, T. O., Brunet, A., Martin, R., Hamelin, K. S., Teckchandani, T. A., Jamshidi, L., Maguire, K. Q., Gerhard, D., McCarron, M., Hoeber, O., Jones, N. A., Stewart, S. H., Keane, T. M., Sareen, J., Dobson, K., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2022). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Study: Protocol for a Prospective Investigation of Mental Health Risk and Resiliency Factors. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice, 42(8), 319-333.

Carleton, R. N. (2021). Collaborating to support the mental health of public safety personnel: The Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment. Canadian Psychology, 62(2), 167-173.

Carleton, R. N. (2016). Fear of the unknown: One fear to rule them all? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 41, 5-21. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.03.011