Faculty Listing

Gordon Asmundson

Professor and Head
OC, SOM, FRSC, FCAHS, Registered Doctoral Psychologist; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, and Clinical Psychology Review

Office: AH 345.1
E-mail: gordon.asmundson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2415
Website: http://www.aibl.ca

Research interests

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Health anxiety and illness behaviour
  • Chronic pain (e.g., fear of pain, assessment)
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychology of Pandemics and Climate Change

Shadi Beshai

Associate Professor

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); Experimental and Applied Psychology Graduate Program Chair
Ph.D (University of Regina)

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

Research interests

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

Nicholas Carleton

Ph.D (University of Regina)

Office: AH 351
E-mail: Nick.Carleton@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2287
Website: https://www.cipsrt-icrtsp.ca/

Research interests

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

Natasha Gallant

Assistant Professor
Ph.D (University of Regina)

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

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; Director, Women's Mental Health Research Unit; CIHR Canada Research Chair in Women's Mental Health; SHRF Patient-Oriented Research Leader
Ph.D (McGill University)

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

Ph.D (University of British Columbia)

Office: AH 332
E-mail: heather.hadjistavropoulos@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5133
Website: https://www.wellbeinginnovationlab.ca/

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

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

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

Research interests

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

Lynn Loutzenhiser


Office: AH 352
E-mail: lynn.loutzenhiser@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4078
Website: http://uregina.ca/~loutzlyn/

Research interests

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

Richard MacLennan


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

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.

Chris Oriet

Professor; Associate Dean, Planning and Programs, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Ph.D (Waterloo)

Office: AH 350.3
E-mail: chris.oriet@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4193
Website: https://www.cs.uregina.ca/Research/rice.html

Research interests

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

Tom Phenix

Associate Professor; Dean (Campion College)
Ph.D; MA (University of Saskatchewan); BA Hons (University of Regina)

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

Research interests

  • mathematical cognition
  • arithmetic knowledge representation
  • memory retrieval processes

Katherine Robinson

Professor (Campion College); Experimental and Applied Psychology Graduate Program Coordinator

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

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, Ph.D (University of Saskatchewan)
Acting Undergraduate Coordinator

Office: AH 340
E-mail: sarah.sangster@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2911

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


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

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

Research interests

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

Laurie Sykes Tottenham

Associate Professor

Office: AH 338
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; Director of Clinical Training

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

Current classes
PSYC 101 & PSYC 832

Research interests

  • Childhood psychopathology 
  • Health anxiety
  • Preoperative anxiety

Susan Yamamoto

Assistant Professor (Campion College)
Ph.D; MA (Carleton University); BA Hons (University of Manitoba)

Office: CM 402
E-mail: susan.yamamoto@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-586-4242
Website: https://www.nellab.info

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: 306-206-2100
Website: http://www.casprlab.ca

Research interests

  • Childhood deception (i.e., lying and cheating)
  • Lie-detection
  • Parenting by lying
  • Childhood behaviour problems
  • Moral development