Jeff Loucks

Head; Associate Professor

Office: AH 345.1
E-mail: jeff.loucks@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4033
Website: http://uregina.ca/~loucks5j

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 415AF, 900AA

Research interests

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

Gordon Asmundson

SOM, Professor; FRSC, FCAHS, Registered Doctoral Psychologist; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, and Clinical Psychology Review

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

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 388AK

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

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

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 333

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) (on leave)
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

Kim Dorsch

Associate Member; Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Sport Psychology

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
Ph.D (University of Regina)

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

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 102

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 (on leave)
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

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 860

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
Winter 2023 - PSYC 333

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

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
Winter 2023 - PSYC 850

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

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 400, & 823

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

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 807

Research interests

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

Gordon Pennycook

Associate Member; Assistant Professor, Hill/Levene Schools of Business, Behavioural Science

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; 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/

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 102

Research interests

  • mathematical cognition
  • arithmetic knowledge representation
  • memory retrieval processes

Heather Price

Adjunct Professor (Thompson Rivers University)
Ph.D (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); 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/

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 490CJ

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)

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

Current classes
Winter 2023 PSYC 101, 204,

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

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 305, PSYC 820

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
Winter 2023 - PSYC 255, PSYC 455AB

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

Office: AH 338
E-mail: laurie.sykestottenham@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4194
Website: http://www2.uregina.ca/bnr-spit-labs/

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 255

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 (On Sabbatical Leave)

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

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

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 220, PSYC 890BM

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

Current classes
Winter 2023 - PSYC 101, PSYC 210

Research interests

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


Brenda Yung

Administrative Assistant

Office: AH 345
E-mail: brenda.yung@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4157

Catherine Hologroski

Administrative Assistant

Office: AH 345
E-mail: catherine.hologroski@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4221