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Thomas Hadjistavropoulos

Research Chair in Aging and Health and Professor
Registered Doctoral Psychologist

Office: AH 345.3
Phone: 306-585-4457
Fax: 306-337-2321

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

Research Interests

  • Health psychology 
  • Pain
  • Aging
  • Ethics and professional issues
  • Knowledge mobilization using social media
  • Clinical psychology

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. (2017). Self-management of pain. In E. Martz (Editor), Promoting self-management of chronic impairments: Theory and practice (pp. 406-419). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Gallant, N. & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2017).  Experiencing pain in the presence of others: A structured laboratory investigation of older adults. The Journal of Pain, 18, 456-467.
  • Hadjistavropoulos,  T. (2017).  Biopsychosocial models of pain. In J. Corns (Editor) Routledge handbook of the philosophy of pain (pp. 154-164).   Philadelphia: Routledge.

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).