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Faculty Listing

Chris Oriet

Acting Psyc Dept Head, Professor, PhD (Waterloo)
Experimental and Applied Psychology graduate program coordinator

Office: AH 331
E-mail: chris.oriet@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4193
Website: https://www.cs.uregina.ca/Research/rice.html

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 900AA

Research interests

  • Attentional limitations in human information processing
  • Effects of attention and experience on perception

Gordon Asmundson

Professor
Registered Doctoral Psychologist, Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Editor-in-Chief, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Office: AH 352
E-mail: gordon.asmundson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2415
Website: http://www.aibl.ca

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 801

Research interests

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Health anxiety and illness behaviour
  • Chronic pain (e.g., fear of pain, assessment)
  • Psychopathology
  • Alzhiemer's Disease

Shadi Beshai

Associate Professor
(On Sabbatical Leave)

Office: AH 335
E-mail: Shadi.Beshai@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4026

Research interests

  • major depression (both episodic and recurrent adult Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • moderators (e.g., culture and diversity factors)
  • mediators (e.g., cognition) of outcome in evidence-based psychotherapy for adults.
  • areas of adult Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • evidence-based transdiagnostic treatment for anxiety and depression
  • adult clinical assessment.

Kaila Bruer

Assistant Professor (Luther College)
PhD (University of Regina)

Office: LC 223
E-mail: Kaila.Bruer@uregina.ca
Website: https://uregina.ca/~bruer20k/

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 220, PSYC 321

Research interests

  • children as witnesses
  • children’s honesty
  • recognition and recall memory
  • eyewitness identification
  • reliability of witness testimony

Nicholas Carleton

Professor
PhD (University of Regina)

Office: AH 351
E-mail: Nick.Carleton@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4595
Website: https://www.cipsrt-icrtsp.ca/

Research interests
Anxiety Disorders, Chronic Pain, Traumatic Stress, Attentional Biases, Fundamental Cognitions, Psychometrics and Statistics. Transdiagnostics

Kim Dorsch

Professor (Sport psychology) Associate Member

Office: Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport Room 164.12
E-mail: Kim.Dorsch@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4742

Research interests

  • sport psychology
  • health psychology
  • athletic performance; officiating performance
  • perceptual-cognitive training
  • group dynamics in sport

Natasha Gallant

Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Regina)

Office: AH 335
E-mail: Natasha.Gallant@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4219
Website: https://www.arcresearch.ca/

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 383, PSYC 460, PSYC 851

Research interests

  • the influence of psychosocial factors in the experience of chronic diseases
  • the role of adversity & resilience in the aging process
  • the development of policy recommendations aimed at improving the lived experiences of aging populations
  • psychological assessments and interventions for adults living with chronic diseases or acute illnesses

 

Jennifer Gordon

Associate Professor, PhD (McGill University)
Director of the Women's Mental Health Research Unit, CIHR Canada Research Chair in Women's Mental Health, SHRF Patient-Oriented Research Leader

Office: AH 334
E-mail: Jennifer.Gordon@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4389
Website: https://www.wmhresearch.ca/

Research interests

  • women's mental health
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • postpartum depression
  • infertility
  • perimenopausal depression
  • effects of female reproductive hormones on mood

Heather Hadjistavropoulos

Professor
PhD (University of British Columbia)

Office: AH 332
E-mail: heather.hadjistavropoulos@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5133
Website: http://uregina.ca/~hadjista/about_lab.html

Research interests

  • cognitive behaviour therapy
  • digital mental health
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • trauma
  • health anxiety
  • chronic pain
  • chronic health conditions
  • alcohol misuse
  • clinical supervision and training

Thomas Hadjistavropoulos

Research Chair in Aging and Health and Professor
Registered Doctoral Psychologist

Office: AH 345.3
E-mail: hadjistt@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4457
Website: https://www2.uregina.ca/hpl

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 333

Research interests

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

Bridget Klest

Associate Professor

Office: AH 343
E-mail: bridget.klest@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4214
Website: http://uregina.ca/~schtlab

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 230, PSYC 832

Research interests

  • interrelations among trauma/negative event exposure
  • social context (including interpersonal relationships and institutional affiliations of perpetrators)
  • well-being
  • institutional responses to trauma exposure
  • negative healthcare experiences
  • overt discrimination
  • microaggressions

Jeff Loucks

Associate Professor

Office: AH 336
E-mail: jeff.loucks@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4033
Website: http://uregina.ca/~loucks5j

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 210, PSYC 374

Research interests

  • development of social cognition
  • infant, child, and adult action perception
  • infant social cognition
  • relation between motor experience and action understanding.

Lynn Loutzenhiser

Professor
Director of Clinical Training

Office: AH 327
E-mail: lynn.loutzenhiser@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4078
Website: http://uregina.ca/~loutzlyn/

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 851

Research interests

  • transition to parenthood
  • infant sleep
  • fatigue
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • father involvement in families

Richard MacLennan

Professor

Office: AH 328
E-mail: richard.maclennan@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4157

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 405

Research interests

  • Psychometrics and statistics.
  • Traditional trait approaches to psychology including: personality, intelligence, and creativity.
  • Applied psychology including: industrial-organizational psychology, aviation psychology, military psychology, police psychology, and computer applications in psychology.
  • Editor: Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services.

Gordon Pennycook

Assistant Professor (Behavioural Science) Associate Member

Office: ED 540.1
E-mail: gordon.pennycook@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4717
Website: https://gordonpennycook.net

Research interests

  • reasoning
  • decision-making
  • distinction between intuition (“gut feelings”) and analytic thinking
  • conflict detection
  • base-rate neglect
  • religious belief
  • morality
  • creativity
  • smartphone use
  • science beliefs
  • political ideology
  • misinformation.

Tom Phenix

Associate Professor (Campion College)

Office: CM 408
E-mail: tom.phenix@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-359-1257
Website: https://campioncollege.ca/resources/dr-tom-phenix/

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 270

Research interests

  • mathematical cognition
  • arithmetic knowledge representation
  • memory retrieval processes

Heather Price

Adjunct Professor (University of Regina)
PhD (Simon Fraser University)

E-mail: heather.price@uregina.ca
Website: http://child-law-research.sites.tru.ca/

Research interests

  • Children as witnesses
  • Autobiographical and event memory
  • Effects of stress/emotional arousal on memory
  • Forensic interviewing

Katherine Robinson

Professor (Campion College)

Office: CM 511
E-mail: katherine.robinson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-359-1248
Website: https://campioncollege.ca/resources/dr-katherine-robinson/

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 310, PSYC 400

Research interests

  • Cognitive development with special emphases on the development of conceptual and strategic understanding in arithmetic in both children and adults.

Sarah Sangster

Assistant Professor, PhD (University of Saskatchewan)

Office: AH 340
E-mail: sarahlsangster@gmail.com
Phone: 306-337-2911

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 204, PSYC 220, PSYC 408

Research interests

  • experiences in the reproductive health care system
  • informed reproductive decision making in the contexts of fertility control and infertility
  • prenatal screening and diagnostic testing
  • pregnancy and birth
  • pregnancy termination
  • transition to parenting

 

Donald Sharpe

Professor

Office: AH 341
E-mail: sharped@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4312

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 305, PSYC 802

Research interests

  • applications of quantitative approaches (e.g. meta-analysis; structural equation modeling)
  • research methodology.

Austen Smith

Assistant Professor

Office: AH 339
E-mail: austen.smith@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4297

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 255

Research interests

  • visuospatial attention
  • cerebral lateralization
  • aesthetics and art
  • driving and navigation
  • perceptual asymmetries
  • multisensory integration
  • eye tracking

William Smythe

Adjunt Professor (University of Regina)

E-mail: william.smythe@uregina.ca

Research interests

  • Theoretical psychology.
  • Narrative and Discursive Psychology
  • Research Ethics

Laurie Sykes Tottenham

Associate Professor
(On Sabbatical Leave)

Office: AH 345.1
E-mail: laurie.sykestottenham@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4194
Website: http://www2.uregina.ca/bnr-spit-labs/

Research interests

  • neuropsychological basis of individual differences in cognitive and emotion processing, with particular emphasis on stress and sex hormone effects
  • functional lateralization
  • behavioural testing and salivary and urinary enzyme immunoassays (conducted on-site, to assess circulating hormone concentrations)

Kristi Wright

Professor

Office: AH 325
E-mail: kristi.wright@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4180

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 101

Research interests

  • Childhood psychopathology 
  • Health anxiety
  • Preoperative anxiety

Susan Yamamoto

Assistant Professor (Campion College)
MA & PhD (Carleton), BA Hons (University of Manitoba)

Office: CM 312
E-mail: susan.yamamoto@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-586-4242
Website: https://www.nellab.info

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 388AJ

Research interests

  • jury decision-making
  • the insanity defence
  • diversity in the courtroom
  • utilitarian and retributive punishment orientation
  • scale development
  • mixed methodology

Sarah Zanette

Assistant Professor (Luther College)

Office: LC 227
E-mail: Sarah.Zanette@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-586-4242

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 101, PSYC 415AE

Research interests

  • understanding of childhood deception (i.e., lying and cheating)
  • applying this knowledge to legal, forensic, clinical, and parenting contexts
  • how do children learn to deceive and develop patterns of typical and atypical lie-telling
  • how can children's lies be reliably detected in low- and high-stakes contexts?