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

Thomas Hadjistavropoulos’s trainees in italics

  • Castillo, L.I.R., Tran, V. & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2024). Are mobile apps meeting the needs of caregivers of people living with dementia? An evaluation of existing apps for caregivers. Aging & Mental Health, 28, 577-586.
  • 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. (2023). Domains of contemporary and future ethical dilemmas. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 64, 178–188.
  • Tran, V., Winters, E., Stroulia, E. & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2024). Implementation and evaluation of a pain assessment app and novel community platform for long-term care health professionals. Aging & Mental Health, 28, 611-620.
  • Yarycki, L., Castillo, L.I.R., Gagnon, M. & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2024). Initiatives targeting patients: A systematic review of knowledge translation pain assessment and management studies focusing on older adults. Clinical Journal of Pain, 40, 243-252.

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).