February is Psychology Month! In order to celebrate, we would like to showcase our Department, and focus on enhancing well-being. With that in mind, we will be publishing “Psychology Insights”, wellness tips from our faculty member that contribute to coping strategies, stress reduction, building resilience, or generally enhancing well-being. Visit us on our website every Tuesday and Thursday this month for a new tip!

Faculty Member

Dr. Rachel Burns


Keep in touch with family and friends. For example, arrange a trivia night via Zoom.

Why it works: 

Social connections are associated with many indicators of physical and mental health.

About Dr. Burns:

Rachel Burns is an Assistant Professor in Psychology Department. Her work examines the links between mental and physical health among people with chronic health conditions, particularly type 2 diabetes, as well the psychological processes linked to health behaviour change.