Adjunct Appointments

Adjunct (FGS) appointees are eligible for all aspects of co-supervision (with a full member of the department) of comprehensives and dissertation, and, depending upon affiliation and area of expertise/qualification, clinical practica. 

Adjunct (FoS) appointees can supervise undergraduate students in research or projects, and/or conduct collaborative research in a given unit. 

There are several other levels of adjunct appointments, so please read our Departmental Policy to find out more information.

Current Adjunct Appointees

Asp, Elissa 
BA (Glendon), MA, PhD (York)

English Language and Literature, Saint Mary's University


MacNeil, Brad
BSc (St. FX), PhD (UNB)

group process and interventions, patient/user experience, body image and eating disorders

Barresi, John (FoS)
BSc (Brown), MA (S. Calif), MSc, PhD (Wisconsin)

Psychology and Neuroscience Department, Dalhousie University

personology, social cognition, philosophical psychology, history of psychology


Marchand, Yannick 
MCS (Univ. of Paris), PhD (Compiegne, France)

computational modeling of reading, dyslexia, speech technology, event-related brain potentials

Birnie, Kathryn
BA (Calgary), PhD (Dalhousie)

Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Cummings School of Medicine
University of Calgary

pediatric pain, child health, family factors, knowledge mobilization, health systems

Mazerolle, Erin
BSC, MSc, PhD (Dalhousie)

Psychology Department
St. Francis Xavier University

neuroimaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), calibrated fMRI, diffusion imaging, brain physiology, brain function, brain connectivity, neurovascular coupling, cerebrovascular reactivity, multiple sclerosis, essential tremor, cerebrovascular disease, dementia, reproducibility


Cawley, Elizabeth
BSc Hons (Ottawa), MSc, PhD (McGill)

Director, National Mental Health Strategy, ASEQ/STUDENTCARE
(514) 975-9493

E-mental health, student assistance programs, self-directed therapy, short-term solution focused counselling, online peer support, best practices in implementing mental health programming for post-secondary students, the National Standard for the Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students, mental health literacy, post-secondary student mental health, youth help-seeking behaviour

McLaughlin, Paula
BSc (Toronto), MA, PhD (York)

Seniors Health Program and Director of Training for the Clinical Psychology Residency Program, Nova Scotia Health

neuropsychology, dementia and neurodegenerative disorders, cognitive aging

Champod, Anne Sophie
BSc (Montreal), PhD (McGill)

Psychology Department
Acadia University
(902) 585-1332

neuropsychology, stroke, rehabilitation, cognition, attention, working memory

Mitchell, Donald E.  (FoS)
BSc, MASc (Melbourne), PhD (Berkeley)

Psychology and Neuroscience Department, Dalhousie University
(902) 494-6419

visual system development, visual perception

Chipman, Karen 
BA (UPEI), MA, PhD (Western)

Neuropsychology Service, Nova Scotia Hospital
(902) 464-6059

neuropsychology, cognitive rehabilitation, functional outcomes, aging, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia and neurodegenerative disorders, schizophrenia, affective disorders, family/caregiver support

Olthuis, Janine
BA (Smith College), PhD (Dalhousie)

Psychology Department
University of New Brunswick
(506) 453-4707

anxiety, posttraumatic stress, distance delivered psychological interventions, transdiagnostic interventions, exercise and mental health, alcohol use in adolescents and young adults

Cohen, Annabel
BA (McGill), MSc, PhD (Queen's)

Psychology, University of PEI

music cognition including across the lifespan with a focus on adolescents, young and older adults; memory for pop music; multicultural perspective;  singing; Parkinson's disease (reminiscence singing group therapy); equity in music education,  music and pain;  film music and audiovisual integration; creativity/improvisation

Omisade, Antonina 
BA (York), PhD (Dalhousie)

Neuropsychology (Epilepsy Services), QEII Health Sciences Centre
(902) 473-4799

clinical neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging, epilepsy, neurodegenerative disorders, assessment: early detection of cognitive impairment and lateralization of cognitive functions

Conrad, Nicole
BA (Saint Mary's) PhD (McMaster)

Psychology Department, Saint Mary's University

development of reading skills, memory, cognitive and linguistic factors related to reading and spelling 

Redden, Ralph S.
BA, MSc, PhD (Dalhousie)

Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University

attention, social cognition, eye movements, individual differences, open science


Corbit, John
BSc (Dalhousie), BSc Hons (SfFX), MA (Concordia), PhD (Simon Fraser)

Psychology. St. Francis Xavier University

human development; cooperation; fairness; social cognition; and culture

Rigney, Gabrielle
BPsy-Hons, PhD (Univ. of South Australia)

Health and Applied Medical Sciences, Central Queensland University

pediatric sleep, eHealth intervention for youth


DiGiorgio, Carla
BA (UCCB), BSc, BEd (Dalhousie), MEd(St.FX), PhD (Univ. South Australia)

School of Education, Acadia University
(902) 217-9509

learning exceptionalities and inclusion, sociocultural factors in education including parent perspectives, minority language education, research methods and action research, leadership and gender in learning, complex school systems 

Robertson, Erin 
BA (Mount Allison), MA, PhD (Western Ontario)

Psychology Department, Cape Breton University

Research interests:  language and reading development and disorders in children, speech perception, phonology, morphology, syntax, working memory

Ezekiel, Rick
BA, MSc (Western), PhD (Toronto)

Vice-Provost Student Affairs, Dalhousie

postsecondary student mental health and wellness, stress / mental health and learning (disparities and disproportionality within marginalized communities), developmental cognitive neuroscience (attention and cognitive control), neuroimaging -  fMRI & development of functional brain networks


Roy-Charland, Annie
BPs, MAPs, PhD (Moncton)

École de psychologie, Université de Moncton
(506) 858-4304

social cognition, development, reading, emotional facial expressions, eye movements

Flanagan, Helen 
BA & BSc (McMaster), MA, PhD (York)

Psychology Department, IWK Health Centre
902 457- 5596

Intervention for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental trajectories in ASD, parent coaching

Saint-Aubin Jean 
BA (Sherbrooke), MPs, PhD (Laval)

École de psychologie, Université de Moncton
(506) 858-4768

missing-letter effect, working memory, eye movements, shared book reading

Garland, Sheila
BA, MSc and PhD (Calgary)

Psychology, Memorial University

health psychology, behavioral sleep medicine, psychosocial oncology, digital health

Schellinck, Heather 
BSc, MSc, PhD (Dalhousie)

Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

olfactory learning in animal models of neurodegenerative disease; pheromonal mechanisms in rodents

Ivanoff, Jason 
BSc, MA (Guelph), PhD (Dalhousie)

Psychology Department, Saint Mary’s University
(902) 491-6345

attention, decision-making, executive control, response preparation, cognitive neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging, event-related potentials

Shaw, Stephen R. 
BSc (London), PhD (St. Andrews)

Psychology and Neuroscience Department, Dalhousie University
(902) 494-2886

insect sensory neurophysiology, visual optics, single neuron evolution, light- and electron-microscope neuroanatomy

Keys, Elizabeth
BSc, BN, PhD (Calgary)

School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

early childhood, sleep, parent-child relationships, community health

Simonelli, Guido
MD (Buenos Airies), MSc (Montréal)

Medicine, Université de Montréal
(514) 292-1035

environmental, social and behavioral determinants of sleep health; cognitive, physical and mental sleep health outcomes

Khoury, Jennifer

BSc (Toronto), MA, PhD (Ryerson)

Psychology Departmnet
Mount Saint Vincent University

early life stress, child maltreatment, stress physiology, cortisol, emotion regulation, parent and child psychopathology, meta-analysis


Smith, Steven M. 
BA (Bishop's), MA, PhD (Queen’s)

Psychology Department, Saint Mary’s University
(902) 420-5493

attitudes and persuasion, attitude change, behaviour change, health promotion, psychology and law, eyewitness identification, confession evidence, media and persuasion, media and the legal system

Lackner, Christine
MSc (Queen's), PhD (Brock)

Psychology Department
Mount Saint Vincent University

Developmental neuroscience, self-regulation, executive function, adverse childhood experiences, attentional control, event-related potentials, single-subject statistics, independent components analysis

Vallis, T. Michael 
BSc (Dalhousie), MA, PhD (Western)

Psychology Department, QEII Health Sciences Centre
(902) 473-4799

health psychology, diabetes, gastroenterology, cardiovascular risk reduction, obesity, motivational readiness to change, cognitive therapy

LoLordo, Vincent 
BA (Brown),  PhD (Pennsylvania)

Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

learning, animal behaviour

Watt, Margo 
BA (St. FX), PhD (Dalhousie)

Psychology Department, St. Francis Xavier University
(902) 867-5215

anxiety, cognitive-behavioural interventions, health-related behaviour, forensic psychology