Gabriela Novotna, BA, MSW, PhD

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Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Research & Graduate

Contact Info

Office: 306-585-4237
ED 461
Regina Campus

Research Interests

  • Substance use and misuse
  • Concurrent disorders
  • Gambling
  • Harm reduction
  • Implementation science
  • Knowledge translation
  • Institutional theory



Dr. Gabriela Novotna is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina and a Researcher with Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit [SPHERU]. Her research focuses on informing clinical, organizational, and policy interventions for the issues related to alcohol, cannabis, opioids, stimulant use,  gambling,  and concurrent disorders. Her research interests include studies on the uptake of research findings into health and social services, including policy and community-university knowledge development and exchange. She is interested in advancing scholarship, and critical analysis of what constitutes “evidence”, in evidence-informed decision making using institutional theory of organizations.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, McMaster University
  • Ph.D. (Social Work), Wilfrid Laurier University
  • H. Humphrey Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University
  • Master of Social Work, Comenius University
  • Bachelor of Andragogy, Comenius University