Penny Corkum


Phone: (902) 494-5177
Fax: (902) 494-6585
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University, Life Sciences Centre, Rm 2521, 6287 Alumni Crescent, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Child Clinical and School Psychology
  • Pediatric Sleep
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Digital interventions


BSc (Dalhousie)
MA, PhD (OISE at University of Toronto)

Research Interests

Dr. Corkum conducts clinical research in the areas of child psychopathology (particularly ADHD) and pediatric sleep. She has a particular interest in eHealth, which is using the internet to deliver interventions.  One of her research areas is aimed at the intervention of pediatric sleep problems, with the primary goal to reduce the negative impact of sleep problems on the development of the child (e.g., attention, learning, behaviour, social-emotional) and the functioning of the family.

Selected Publications

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Awards and Honours

2020—Killam Professorship, Faculty of Science, Dalhousie University
2019—Endeavour Leadership Award, Department of Education and Training, Commonwealth of Australia
2016—Teacher of the Year Award, Dalhousie Association of Psychology Students, Dalhousie University
2015—Recognition of Contribution Award, Psychologists in School Association, Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union
2013—Rosemary Gill Award, President’s Office, Dalhousie University
2011—Killam Prize, Faculty of Science, Dalhousie University
2008—Outstanding Practice in Clinical Psychology, IWK Health Centre
2007—Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award, Canadian Sleep Society