Thomas Hadjistavropoulos

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

Office: AH 345.3
Phone: 306-585-4457

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. & Makris, U.E. (2022). Pain evaluation and management in patients with limited ability to communicate because of dementia. In H. T. Benzon, J. P. Rathmell, C. L. Wu, D.C. Turk, C.E. Argoff, R. Hurley, and A. L. Nicol (Editors), Practical management of pain (6th Edition), pp. 1052-1058, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.

  • Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2022). Pain assessment and interventions in later life. In G. J. G. Asmundson (Editor) Comprehensive clinical psychology (2nd Edition), pp. 267-280. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.

  • Hadjistavropoulos, T. & Delbaere, K. (2021). The psychology of fall risk: Fear, anxiety, depression and balance confidence. In S.R. Lord, C. Sherrington and V. Naganathan (Editors), Falls in older people: Risk factors, strategies for prevention and implications for practice (3rd Edition), pp. 160-171. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

  • 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.

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).