PhD Psychology & Neuroscience

Meaningful mentorship

Dalhousie's interdisciplinary Psychology/Neuroscience PhD program emphasizes research and independent critical thinking, undertaken with the guidance of thesis supervisors conducting world-class research in the field. The relationship between student and supervisor is a foundational element of the program, one that hones research skills and encourages the exchange of knowledge between developing and established scientists.

Dalhousie is a national and international leader in psychology and neuroscience research. PhD students play critical roles in a diverse range of research projects led by a faculty equally dedicated to teaching and research.

Research: The Central Focus

Research is paramount for graduate students in Dalhousie's Psychology and Psychology/Neuroscience programs. It's equally important to our faculty members, who make valuable contributions to the Psychology and Neuroscience fields through a variety of research projects.

Among the research strengths of our department are developmental and clinical psychology, cognition and cognitive neuroscience. Graduate students benefit from the mentorship and guidance of our researchers while researching topics such as:

  • Developmental neurobiology/neuroendocrinology
  • Pediatric pain and cognitive development
  • Child psychopathology
  • Cognitive mechanisms


Subject Code: PSYO/NESC/PYNS
Tel: 902-494-3417
Address: Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4R2
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Shelley Adamo
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-8853
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