Dr. Ronald R. Martin

Associate Professor - Educational Psychology
MA / MSc Program in Gerontology Coordinator

Office: ED 378
E-mail: Ron.Martin@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4515
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests
Dr. Ronald R. Martin is a Registered Doctoral Psychologist with a background in Clinical Psychology. His current research interests focus on health and wellness among teachers. He is also involved in health-related research pertaining to seniors (i.e., pain and falls among seniors with and without dementia). He has been awarded Tri-Council (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; SSHRC) and provincial grants (Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation) to support his current program of research.

Academic Qualifications

Education

2002-2004      Post-Doctoral Fellowship
The University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada
Post-doctoral work focused on the assessment and psychosocial treatment of pain among seniors and the prediction of falls among seniors.

2001 - 2002    Pre-Doctoral Internship
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
This internship is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association

1998 - 2001    Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
This program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association

1997 - 1998    M.A. in Counselling Psychology
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

1994 - 1997    M.A. in Lifespan Development and Aging
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

1989 - 1992    B.A. in Psychology (1992)
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada

Related Teaching and Teacher Education Experience

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2002 - 2004     Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Regina, Department of Psychology, Regina, SK, Canada

Extensive involvement in a series of research projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (total funding in excess of  $1.7 million awarded to my supervisor, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos).

Summary of Research Projects

  • Pain Assessment: Three studies involving the administration of a brief pain and mood assessment battery to older adults (n=600 participants across three studies) who reside in community, long-term care, or palliative-care settings.
  • Psychosocial Treatment of Pain: Three clinical trials studies designed to test the effectiveness of a 10-week, psychosocial pain treatment program for older adults (n=600 participants across three studies) in community, long-term care and palliative-care settings.
  • Fear of Pain and Fear of Falling: Two studies regarding the fear of pain and falling. One study (n=400) involves a longitudinal assessment of the relationship between fear of pain and fear of falling among seniors and examines the validity of a modified version of the fear avoidance model that would incorporate fear of falling. The other study (n=180) involves an exploration of whether the fear of pain and fear of falling are distinct constructs and vary as a function of age among adult patients treated for musculoskeletal pain conditions.
  • Ethical Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Pain: A study designed to develop ethical guidelines for the assessment and treatment of pain among older adults.
  • An Analysis of Mission Statements of Health Care Institutions: A study involving an analysis of mission statements of health care institutions.
  • Personhood and Dementia: A study examining the relations between dementia, how caregivers perceive patients with dementia (i.e., caregivers’ perceptions of the patient’s personhood), and how this affects the subsequent assessment and treatment of pain among patients with dementia.

Responsibilities and Activities

  • Preparation of manuscripts related to my research activities.
  • Preparation of treatment protocols for research regarding psychosocial pain treatment programs for seniors.
  • Presentations at national and international conferences.
  • Within the various studies listed above, I was responsible for training and supervising study personnel (e.g., nurses, case coordinators, graduate students, research staff) in the administration of pain assessment and treatment protocols and ongoing study-related activities.
  • As my position frequently allowed me to interact with community organizations, I was invited to give public lectures and serve on local committees.
  • I acquired supervised experience in delivering cognitive-behavioural pain management programs.

Courses taught in the past

Teaching Experience

2008 (Winter Term)
Neuropsychological Foundations (Graduate Course)
University Of Regina, Faculty Of Education

2008 (Winter Term)
The Psychology Of Learning And Adolescent Development
University Of Regina, Faculty Of Education

2007 (Fall Term)
Understanding And Enhancing Student Development
University Of Regina, Faculty Of Education

2007 (Fall Term)
Mental Testing I (Graduate Course)
University Of Regina, Faculty Of Education

2007 (Winter Term)
Mental Testing Ii (Graduate Course)
University Of Regina, Faculty Of Education

Theories Of Counselling (Graduate Course)
University Of Regina, Faculty Of Education

2006 (Fall Term)
Mental Testing I (Graduate Course)
University Of Regina, Faculty Of Education

2006 (Summer Term)
Introductory Psychology
University Of Regina, Department Of Psychology

Perspectives On Personality
University Of Regina, Department Of Psychology

2006 (Winter Term)
Psychometrics (Graduate Course)
University Of Regina, Department Of Psychology

Developmental Psychology
University Of Regina, Department Of Psychology

2005 (Fall Term)
Perspectives On Personality
University Of Regina, Department Of Psychology

Introductory Psychology
University Of Regina, Department Of Psychology

2005 (Summer Term)
Developmental Psychology
University Of Regina, Department Of Psychology

Perspectives On Personality
University Of Regina, Department Of Psychology

2005 (Winter Term)
Introductory Psychology
Class Size = 287 Students University Of Regina, Department Of Psychology

2005 (Winter Term)
Developmental Psychology
University Of Regina, Department Of Psychology

2004 (Fall Term)
Developmental Psychology
University Of Regina, Department Of Psychology

2004 (Fall Term)
Perspectives On Personality
University Of Regina, Department Of Psychology

Research projects and interests

Grants

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation – Health Research Team Grant, 2008

Team Member.

This large-scale research project involves the development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions designed to prevent or slow down functional decline and to improve well being and quality of care among seniors who reside in long-term care. The interventions focus on nutritional improvements, falls prevention, better pain assessment and management, and enhancements in person-centered care.

$2,408,500.00

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Of Canada (SSHRC) - Standard Research Grant, 2008

Principal Investigator.

This grant will fund a theoretically-based, multidimensional, longitudinal intervention that is designed to: 1) help newly-employed teachers to better manage specific work-related stressors (i.e., problematic student behaviour, the demands associated with students with diverse needs, managing ethical/legal issues), and 2) enhance professional and personal wellness (i.e., through the ongoing use of an innovative online support network of peers and seasoned Education faculty, and an emphasis on health-promoting behaviours).

$162,845.00 with an additional $18,000.00 Research Time Stipend

New Investigator’s Award (Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation), 2006

Principal Investigator.

This grant supports a large scale research project investigating burnout and work engagement as mediators in the relationship between job characteristics and health problems, work-related commitment, and intentions to retire early.

$67,564.00

The President's Fund (University of Regina), November 30, 2005

Co-Investigator.

The Influence of Periodized Exercise and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in an Aging Chronic Pain Population. Co-investigator.

$5000.00

The President's Fund (University of Regina), November 18, 2004

Principal Investigator.

Aged-Based Norms and Psychometric Data for Measures of Pain-Related Disability and Interference.

$ 4032.00

Publications, research reports, and presentations

Papers in Refereed Journals

Hadjistavropoulos, T., Martin, R., Sharpe, D., Lints-Martindale, A.C., McCreary, D. & Asmundson, G.J.G. (2007).   A Longitudinal investigation of fear of falling, fear of pain and activity avoidance in community dwelling older adults.  Journal of Aging and Health, 19, 965-984.

Smythe, W.E., Malloy, D.C., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Martin, R.R., & Bardutz, H.A. (2006). An ethical and linguistic analysis of the content of hospital mission statements. Health Care Management Review, 31, 92-98.

Martin, R.R., & Hadjistavropoulos, T., & McCreary, D.R. (2005). Fear of pain and fear of falling among younger and older adults with musculoskeletal pain conditions. Pain Research and Management,  10, 211-218.

Williams, J., Smythe, W.E., Hadjistavropoulos, T, Malloy, D.C., Martin, R. (2005). A study of thematic content in hospital mission statements: A question of values. Health Care Management Review,  30, 304-314.

Martin, R., Williams, J., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Hadjistavropoulos, H.D., MacLean, M. (2005).  A qualitative investigation of seniors' and caregivers' views on pain assessment and management. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 37, 143-164.

Fuchs-Lacelle, S., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Sharpe, D., Williams, J., Martin, R. & LaChapelle, D. (2003). Comparing two observational systems in the assessment of knee pain. Pain Research & Management, 8, 205-211.

Larkin, K.T., Martin, R.R., & McClean, S.E. (2002). Cynical hostility and the accuracy of decoding facial expressions of emotions. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25, 285-292.

Lindsay, R.C.L., Martin, R., & Webber, L. (1994). Default values in eyewitness descriptions: A problem for the match-to-description lineup foil selection strategy. Law and Human Behavior, 18, 527-541.

Lindsay, R.C.L., Nosworthy, G.J., Martin, R., & Martynuck, C. (1994). Using mugshots to find suspects. Journal of Applied Psychology, 79, 121-130.


Published Abstracts

Martin, R.R. (2007). Are there age differences in pain-related disability and activity levels among patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain? Canadian Psychology, 48(2a), 218.

Green, S.M., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Martin, R., & Hadjistavropoulos, H. (2007). Implementation and Evaluation of a Cognitive Behavioural-Based Psychosocial Pain Management Program for Seniors. Presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Martin, R. & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2006). Mood and pain levels among terminally ill seniors receiving palliative home care services. Canadian Psychology, 47(2a), 114.

Hadjistavropoulos, T., Martin, R., Lints, A. & Hadjistavropoulos, H. (2005). The utility of systematic pain assessments in the care of seniors with complex medical problems.  Conference Program manual: Aging navigating the winds of change.  Ottawa: Canadian Association on Gerontology, (p. 118).

Hadjistavropoulos, T., Martin, R., & Gibson, G. (2004). Innovative approaches to pain assessment and psychosocial pain management methods for seniors with and without dementia. Program book: The 2nd Joint Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society and the Canadian Pain Society (pp. 28-29).

Hadjistavropoulos, T., Lints, A., Martin, R., & Asmundson, G. (2004). A six month longitudinal investigation of pain, fear of pain and fear of falling among seniors. The Journal of Pain, 5 (Supplement 1), 131.

Hadjistavropoulos, T.,  Martin, R., Hadjistavropoulos, H.D., & Lints, A. (2004). The relation of seniors' weekly pain ratings to scores on baseline and post-treatment pain assessment questionnaires. A
long look at later life: Diverse perspectives.
Ottawa, Canadian Association on Gerontology.

Fuchs-Lacelle, S., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Sharpe, D., Williams, J., Martin, R., LaChapelle, D.L. (2003). Comparing two observational systems in the assessment of knee pain. Pain Research and Management, 8 (Supplement B), 44B.

Martin, R. R., & Edelstein, B. (2003). Factors influencing information and participation needs of older women in medical scenarios. Presented at the American Psychological Association, annual meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Martin, R. & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2003).  Are fear of pain and fear of falling distinct constructs and age-specific concerns?  Bringing the pieces together: Research, education, policy and practice. Official Program Book of the 32nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology.

Martin, R.R., Hadjistavropoulos, H., & Lochbaum, B.  (2003). Predictors of time spent on waiting lists among patients scheduled for hip- or knee-replacement surgery. Presented at the Canadian Pain Society, annual meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Edelstein, B. A., McKee, D. R., & Martin, R. R. (2000, September). Development of the Reasons for Living Scale for Older Adults: A suicide assessment instrument. Presented at the Harvard Symposium on Future Research Trends and Opportunities in Aging. Boston, MA.

Edelstein, B. A., McKee, D. R., & Martin, R. R. (2000, June). Older adult reasons for living: Development of a suicide assessment instrument. In J. Patrick (Chair), Psychological well-being in rural West Virginia. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the First International Conference on Rural Aging, Charleston, WV.

Martin, R.. (2000). Beliefs about psychotherapy for older adults. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America, annual meeting, Washington, DC.

Martin, R. (1999). Adaptations to assessment and therapy for older adults given age-related changes in cognition and memory. Symposium presented at the 1999 meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral Therapy, Toronto, ON, Canada.

McKee, D., Drozdick, L., Goodie, J., Martin, R., Black, A. (1999). Medical decision-making in younger and older adults. Presented at the American Psychological Association, annual meeting, Boston, MA.

Martin, R. R. & Dixon, R.A. (1995). The recall of health-related texts as a function of age and expertise. Presented at The Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG), 24th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, October, 1995, Vancouver, British Columbia.


Book Chapters

Gallagher, R., Beattie, B.L., & Martin, R.R. (in press). The role of medications. In T. Hadjistavropoulos & H. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds.), Pain management for older adults: A self-help guide. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.

Hadjistavropoulos, T., & Martin, R.R. (in press). Information for caregivers of older adults with dementia. In T. Hadjistavropoulos & H. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds.), Pain management for older adults: A self-help guide. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.

Le Fort, S.M., & Martin, R.R. (in press). Pain and Emotion. In T. Hadjistavropoulos & H. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds.), Pain management for older adults: A self-help guide. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.

Martin, R.R. (in press). Social support, loneliness and pain. In T. Hadjistavropoulos & H. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds.), Pain management for older adults: A self-help guide. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.

Martin, R.R., Cook, S., Lefort, S.M., & Fuchs-Lacelle, S. (in press). Sleep hygiene and nutrition. In T. Hadjistavropoulos & H. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds.), Pain management for older adults: A self-help guide. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.

Martin, R.R., Hadjistavropoulos, T., &  Hadjistavropoulos, H. (in press). Pain among seniors. In T. Hadjistavropoulos & H. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds.), Pain management for older adults: A self-help guide. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.

Martin, R.R., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Hadjistavropoulos, H., Lefort, S.M., & Fuchs-Lacelle, S. (in press). Taking control: Effective pain management. In T. Hadjistavropoulos & H. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds.), Pain management for older adults: A self-help guide. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.

Martin, R.R., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Williams, J., & Hadjistavropoulos, H. (in press). Pain and psychology. In T. Hadjistavropoulos & H. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds.), Pain management for older adults: A self-help guide. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.

Turner, N., Harrison, E.L., McCulloch, R., & Martin, R.R. (in press). The role of exercise. In T. Hadjistavropoulos & H. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds.), Pain management for older adults: A self-help guide. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.

Turner, N., Harrison, E.L., McCulloch, R., & Martin, R.R. (in press). Living in more comfort: Maximizing function and energy. In T. Hadjistavropoulos & H. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds.), Pain management for older adults: A self-help guide. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.

Edelstein, B., Martin, R. R., & Koven, L. (2003). Psychological assessment in geriatric settings. In J.R. Graham & J.A. Naglieri (Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of psychology, Volume 10: Assessment Psychology (pp. 389-414). New York: John Wiley.

Edelstein, B., Martin, R.R., & Goodie, J. (2001). Considerations for older adults. In M. Hersen & M. Biaggio (Eds.), Effective brief therapies: A clinician’s guide (pp. 433-448). San Diego: Academic Press.

Edelstein, B., Martin, R., & McKee, D.R. (2000). Assessment of older adult psychopathology. In Whitbourne, S. (Ed.), Psychopathology in later life (pp. 61-87). New York: John Wiley.

Edelstein, B., Goodie, J., & Martin, R. (2000). Physiological and behavioral concomitants of aging. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), Encyclopedia of psychology and neuroscience. New York: John Wiley & Sons.


Other Non-Refereed Publications

Martin, R. (2005). Managing chronic pain: The ongoing dilemma. Journal of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors.

Martin, R. (2005). The flying housewife continues to soar. Senior Spirit, 1, 3-4. Burnaby, BC: Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors. 

Manuscript Reviewer

Policy and Practice in Education
Canadian Journal on Aging

Canadian Psychology
Clinical Psychology Review (co-reviewer)

Psychological Assessment (co-reviewer)

Community Service

Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan

Board member, from April 2005 to April 2007
Responsible for attending regularly scheduled meetings and working with other members in carrying out  responsibilities in a manner consistent with the mission statement of   the organization. I acted as the Chair of the Research Priorities Committee, and I was a member of the Finance Committee for the society.

Committee Work

Committees and Boards

Representative to Executive of Council – University Of Regina

Faculty of Education representative, from July 2007 to June 2009
Responsible for attending scheduled Executive Council meetings on behalf of the Faculty of Education.

Faculty of Education Research Ethics Board

Committee Chair, October 2006 to present
Responsible for reviewing ethics applications submitted by faculty members in the Faculty of Education. As the Chair of this committee, I am also responsible for sending a formal reply to all applicants.

Canadian Psychological Association

Faculty Representative (Psychologists in Education), January 2007 to present
I was approached by the incoming president of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to be the faculty representative for the Psychologists in Education area of the CPA.

Scholarship Review Committee – University Of Regina, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Committee Member, August 2006 to present
Reviewing numerous scholarship applications submitted by graduate students from all faculties at the University of Regina.

Faculty of Education Graduate Scholarship Review Committee, University Of Regina, Faculty of Education

Committee Member, June 2007 to present
Reviewing scholarship applications submitted by graduate students in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina.

Post-Doctoral Fellow Review Committee, University of Regina, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Committee Member, August 2006 to present
Reviewing the policies and procedures surrounding the recruitment and integration of post-doctoral fellows at the University of Regina.

Clinical Program Committee, Department of Psychology, University of Regina

Committee Member, August 2004 to present
Working with other faculty members on issues pertaining to the development and oversight of the clinical program.