Adjunct research professors refer to retired associate or assistant professors or professors external to the University who demonstrate significant scholarship and activity in research as well as continuing involvement in significant research activities at the University.

Note: Graduate students whose theses are supervised by Adjunct Research Professors must have a co-supervisor who is a Carleton Psychology faculty member with graduate supervision status.

Jo Anderson

Ph.D. (Waterloo)

Jo Anderson is the Research Director of Faunalytics, where she conducts studies on a range of topics for the benefit of animals and animal advocates. Her research interests include interventions and persuasive appeals, humane education, attitudes toward animals, meat reduction, consumer acceptance of cultured meat, and charitable behaviour. Her work focuses on improving non-human lives, including the lives of animals used for food, laboratory testing, and entertainment, as well as companion animals and wild animals.

Sara Antunes-Alves

Ph.D. (McGill)

Sara Antunes-Alves is a registered psychologist with specializations in counselling and clinical psychology. She is currently the manager of From Intention to Action (FITA), a 12-week counselling program for Carleton students. Her doctoral research at McGill University focused on psychotherapy process, and has informed ongoing outcome research of the program; she is particularly interested in investigating the predictors of effective therapy. She is also passionate about therapist training and supervision.

Simon Baldwin

Ph.D. (Carleton University)

Dr. Baldwin is the Manager of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Operational Research Unit. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Criminology, a M.A. in Sociology (Concentration in Quantitative Methodology), and a PhD in Psychology (Concentration in Quantitative Methodology) from Carleton University (Police Research Lab). His M.A. research took a mixed methods approach to examine use of force, excited delirium syndrome, and the prevention of sudden arrest-related deaths. His doctoral work focused on the impact of stress and training on police performance during use of force encounters.

Dr. Baldwin will co-supervise students who are interested in the following topics:

  • Body worn cameras
  • Crisis intervention and de-escalation
  • Stress physiology
  • Excited Delirium Syndrome
  • Policing
  • Officer-involved shootings
  • Arrest-related deaths
  • Police training and performance
  • Police legitimacy

Amanda Bullock

Ph.D. (Carleton University)

In general, her research is related to personal and interpersonal stressors and protective factors related to children and families’ well-being in different contexts. She is a scientist at the Department of National Defence where she investigates the impact of the Canadian military lifestyle on the well-being of military families. Most recently, she is involved in assessing the efficacy of various deployment-related programs on improving the resiliency of military families during the deployment process. She is also a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Psychology and Cognitive Science at East China Normal University, where she examines the meaning and implications of social withdrawal on the well-being of Chinese children and adolescents.   

Annick Buchholz

Ph.D. C. Psych, (Concordia)

Dr. Buchholz is a clinical psychologist, and lead in outcomes management and research at the Centre for Healthy Active Living (CHAL). Dr. Buchholz has also been involved in the development and evaluation of the prevention program ‘BodySense,’ a program aimed at promoting healthy body image in athletes.

She is a co-investigator on ‘Research on Eating and Adolescent Lifestyles,’ an Ottawa-based longitudinal study examining shared risk factors between eating disorders and obesity in youth. Her research interests include psychosocial risk factors related to disordered eating and weight regulation in children and youth.

Mario Cappelli

Ph.D. (Carleton)

Dr. Mario Cappelli is a Clinical Psychologist who for the past 25 years has specialized in working with children, youth, young adults and their families. Dr. Cappelli is the Senior Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician-Scientist at the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child & Youth Mental Health. His research focus is to develop and maintain an active program of collaborative research that informs service delivery and system level change in Ontario’s child and youth mental health sector. Dr. Cappelli is currently leading a number of projects that aim to improve service pathways between primary care and community based child and youth mental services.

Anika Cloutier

Ph.D. (Queen’s)

Dr. Cloutier is an Assistant Professor at the Rowe School of Business at Dalhousie University. Dr. Cloutier conducts research on the topics of leadership, mental health, and the work-family interface. She considers antecedents to leadership emergence (who becomes a leader?), barriers to leader role occupancy (who does not become a leader?) and predictors of leadership behaviour (why do some leaders behave well, and others badly?). She examines how employees’ home-life, mental health and gender affect these leadership outcomes.

Kimberly Corace

Ph.D. (York)

Current positions:  Clinical Health Psychologist, Department of Psychology and Division of Infectious Diseases at The Ottawa Hospital. Project Director, Regional Opioid Intervention Service at The Royal. Clinical Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research.

Research areas: Dr. Corace conducts research in mental health, addictions, stigma, hepatitis C, and health care worker influenza vaccination uptake. She has expertise in health behaviour change, treatment readiness and adherence, and program evaluation. Her work focuses on improving treatment access, uptake, and outcomes for marginalized populations with mental health and substance use co-morbidities and developing collaborative hospital-community models of care.

Mariya Davydenko

Ph.D. (Carleton University)

*May co-supervise at the MA level only

Angela Eke

Ph.D. (York University)

*May co-supervise at the MA level only

Gary Goldfield

Ph.D. (Carleton)

Environmental and genetic risk factors, prevention and treatment of obesity and eating disorders in children, adolescents and adults.

Eva Guérin

Ph.D. (uOttawa)

Dr. Guérin’s recent work has focused on science-policy integration in the military personnel domain. Her research interests include understanding key issues that affect military members’ readiness and well-being, as well as available supports for military families. She has been involved in synthesizing research findings on factors that impact retention and well-being in Canadian Armed Forces members.

Synthia Guimond

Ph.D. (McGill)

Dr. Guimond is a scientist at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Guimond strives to further understand and improve cognitive dysfunctions in psychiatric disorders. Some of her recent studies use digital technologies, such as smartphones and virtual reality, to better assess and treat cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Dr. Guimond also aims to investigate the brain mechanisms underpinning cognitive dysfunctions in psychiatric disorders using multimodal brain imaging techniques.

R. Karl Hanson

Ph.D. (Waterloo)

Originally trained as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Hanson was a researcher with Public Safety Canada between 1991 and 2017. His research concerns risk assessment and rehabilitation for individuals in the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems, with a particular focus on sexual offenders. He has a strong interest in the statistical methods used to quantify risk and to evaluate change over time.

Joanne L. Harbluk

Ph.D. (Western)

Dr Joanne Harbluk is a Human Factors Specialist in the Ergonomics & Crash Avoidance Division of Transport Canada.  She is active in research investigating the interaction of the driver, vehicle & road systems. Current work is focused on the safety of in-vehicle information and communication systems and the efficacy of crash avoidance and mitigation systems for drivers.

Leslie-Maaike Helmus

Ph.D. (Carleton)

Dr. Maaike Helmus conducts research on issues related to predicting offender behaviour (i.e., risk assessment, understanding risk factors) and on how to structure and improve risk assessment decisions and the communication of risk information. Maaike also enjoys conducting meta-analyses and exploring the strengths and weaknesses of different effect size metrics.

Katherine Henderson

Ph.D. (York)

Clinical Psychologist in CHEO Eating Disorder Program
Research on outcomes management, etiology, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders in children and youth.  Body image, self-esteem, family and peer functioning, coping, and emotional functioning.  Community and clinical based research.

Dr. Natalia Jaworska

Ph.D. (Ottawa)

Dr. Jaworska’s research uses clinical electrophysiology (EEG/ERP) and neuroimaging (fMRI/PET) to better understand the brain in the context of mental illness. She and her team utilize these tools to understand the consequences of psychiatric interventions on the brain, and try to use objective ‘brain markers’ in predicting therapy response. Most of her work has centered on understanding brain changes in the context of mood disorders, including in adolescents/young adults. Some of her recent work has examined the effects of stimulation therapies and aerobic exercise on the brain in depressed youth; she is also studying the neural profiles in youth at different risk for addictions.

Website: N.Jaworska

Dr. Natalie Jones

Ph.D. (Carleton)

Dr. Jones’ primary research focus is the development of strengths-based, gender-informed, and culturally-sensitive risk assessment and intervention strategies for justice-involved populations. In particular, she has underscored the importance of primary and secondary prevention with at-risk youth populations, building their repertoire of protective factors to prevent or thwart future criminal justice outcomes. Additional areas of interest include the study of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in catalyzing negative outcomes along the developmental trajectory, and the examination of gender differences in the profiles and treatment needs to domestic violence perpetrators.

P.J. Kleinplatz

Ph.D. (Ottawa)
Clinical Psychologist
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Human Sexuality, sex therapy, sexual difficulties, LGBTQ issues, sexual health inequities, low sexual desire, sexual desire discrepancy, eroticism and optimal sex.

Verner Knott

Ph.D. (London)

Using electroencephalography (EEG), brain event-related potentials (ERP), and computerized performance tasks to assess bio-behavioural markers of psychiatric disorders, the acute and chronic effects of drugs and psychotropic medications, and the early prediction of response outcome with pharmacotherapies.

Jennifer E. C. Lee

Ph.D. (Ottawa)

Dr. Lee’s research falls under the broad areas of population health data analysis and applications of occupational health psychology in the military context. Specifically, her research interests include topics such as psychological resilience, health risk perceptions and behaviours, and stress and coping.

Elisabeth Leroux

Ph.D. (Carleton University)

*May co-supervise at the MA level only

Michael Martin

Ph.D. (University of Ottawa)

Robyn McQuaid

Ph.D. (Carleton)

Biological factors related to mental health, psychosocial determinants of mental health, addiction, intergenerational impacts of trauma

Jeremy Mills

Ph.D. (Carleton)

Dr. Jeremy Mills is the Manager, Institutional Mental Health for the Ontario Region of the Correctional Service of Canada. He obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology from Carleton University in 2000. Dr. Mills has researched and published in the areas of risk assessment and communication, suicide assessment, and criminal attitudes and associates.

Helen Ofosu

Ph.D. (University of Windsor)

Dr. Ofosu has over twenty years of experience as an I/O Psychologist Work and Business Psychologist serving individuals and organizations in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She is the President and Principal Consultant of I/O Advisory Services Inc. which she founded in 2012 where she counsels individuals on navigating their careers and supports organizations on HR matters.  In addition to career counselling, Dr. Ofosu offers executive coaching and works with employers to develop hiring processes, conduct leadership assessments, navigate diversity, equity, and inclusion, and issues around workplace bullying and harassment. Her current (applied) research at Economic and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is investigating the links between workplace inclusion, employees’ (visible and invisible) identities, psychological safety, leadership style, and organizational culture.

Damian O’Keefe

Ph.D. (Guelph)

Dr. O’Keefe is a Defence Scientist at the Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis at the Department of National Defence. Dr O’Keefe’s current line of research includes Ethical Leadership, but he also has interest in the area of Occupational Personality and Integrity.

Laura Ooi

Ph.D. (Carleton)

Dr. Ooi’s research is broadly focused on social and emotional adjustment across development. More specifically, her research examines some of the risk and protective factors associated with spending more time alone (e.g., social withdrawal, solitude) from early childhood through to emerging adulthood. In particular, she is interested in examining how temperamental characteristics (e.g., shyness) and maladaptive thought patterns (i.e., cognitive biases) might impact experiences with peers and the development of internalizing problems, such as social anxiety and depression.

Kathleen Pajer

M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Kathleen Pajer is the Chief of the CHEO Department of Psychiatry and the Chair of the uOttawa Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Pajer’s research has two themes.  She has spent most of her career studying the psychoneuroendocrinology of psychopathology in adolescent and young adult women, focusing on the HPA axis. The other topic is child and youth mental healthcare system improvements.  She has been funded by the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), and numerous foundations and internal grants.

Dr. Pajer’s Biographical Notes

Jordan Schoenherr

Ph.D. (Carleton)

Jordan Richard Schoenherr is an adjunct research professor in the Department of Psychology, Carleton University and ARL-RAP Research Fellow in the Army Cyber Institute and the United States Military Academy. His research interests include learning and metacognition (with applications in medical education, workplace incivility, and social networks), persuasive communication, as well as data and scientific integrity. His current research projects include examining the dissociation of multiple learning and decision-making systems, medical education, and the properties of social organization of science and medicine.

Michael Seto

Ph.D. (Queen)
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Research areas: Paraphilias, sexual offending, mentally disordered offenders

Chelsea Sheahan

Ph.D. (Carleton)

Dr. Sheahan obtained her Ph.D in Psychology from Carleton University in 2018. Currently, Dr. Sheahan is a Research Officer at Correctional Service Canada and an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University. Her research focuses primarily on factors that impact eyewitness memory, specifically in a developmental context. Her secondary research interests focus on juror decision making, wrongful conviction, and criminal justice and corrections research. 

Dr. Sheahan will co-supervise students who are interested in the following topics:
Eyewitness memory, juror decision making, wrongful convictions.

Tracey Skilling

Ph.D (Queen’s)

Dr. Tracey Skilling is a registered clinical and forensic psychologist specializing in working with children and adolescents. Dr. Skilling’s main area of clinical practice is conducting comprehensive mental health assessments for youth involved with the justice system and her program of research maps onto her clinical practice. She is currently conducting a longitudinal study, now involving more than 700 justice-involved youth as they transition into adulthood, with a specific focus on examining the impact of mental health issues and treatment programming on outcomes for these youth.

Anna Stefaniak

Ph.D. (University of Warsaw)

Jennifer E. Sutton

Ph.D. (Western)

Dr. Sutton is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Brescia University College and an Adjunct Research Professor at Western University. Her research investigates spatial cognition, particularly as it relates to navigation in large-scale space, in adults, animals, and children. Her work is funded by NSERC and currently focuses on individual differences in the spatial mental representations individuals create of new environments. In addition, she is interested in how spatial skills are changed by experiences outside the lab, such as in aviation and driving. 

Lisa Walker

Ph.D. (Windsor)
Cognition in multiple sclerosis (e.g. cognitive fatigue, cognitive reserve, change in cognition over time, assessment of cognition, information processing speed, functional neuroimaging of cognitive processes, cognition after hematopoietic stem cell transplant, etc.)

John R. Weekes

Ph.D. (Ohio)

Substance abuse research with offenders, treatment outcome research, offender motivation for treatment, harm reduction, clinical psychopathology, and forensic psychology.

Bowen Xiao

Ph.D. (Carleton)

Dr. Xiao’s general research interests are in the areas of children’s socio-emotional functioning and developmental psychopathology. In particular, she is interested in childhood social withdrawal, parenting, and peoples’ attitude about shyness. She is also a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS) at The University of British Columbia, where she explores the online risks associated with cyberbullying, as well as privacy-related concerns due to the over-disclosure of personal information online.

Matthew M. Young

Ph.D. (Carleton)

Dr. Matthew Young is a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and an Adjunct Research Professor of Psychology at Carleton University. He is also lead researcher of CCSA’s monitoring and surveillance activities, which includes the Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU) and the Student Drug Use Surveys working group (see the Cross Canada report on student alcohol and drug use for an example of the group’s activities). His research has employed community level indicators to identify new psychoactive substances (for example, see CCENDU “Bath Salts” Alert) or timely information on substance use trends (see CCENDU Opioid Bulletin) as well as survey data or hospital utilization data to assess the prevalence and harms associated with substance use. In addition, to drug use epidemiology, he is also interested in systematic reviews and rapid review methods and recently completed a systematic review assessing the effectiveness of brief interventions in reducing the non-medical use of psychoactive substances (see publications below).  Before joining CCSA, Dr. Young conducted research on problem gambling (PG) – specifically, developing and evaluating PG screening tools and assessment instruments as well as conducting PG epidemiological research.