Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos

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External Research Associate University of Regina Key Interests: improving quality of health care, and psychological problems that impact health.

Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia and is a registered doctoral psychologist in Saskatchewan. She joined the University full-time in 2001 and is currently a Professor of Psychology & Director of Clinical Training. Prior to working at the University, she was Section Head for Clinical Outcomes Research in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.

Dr. Hadjistavropoulos founded the Psychology Training Clinic at the U of R, and received a Canada Innovation Foundation grant to develop a state of the art Clinical Health Psychology Area for teaching, research and practice at the University of Regina.

Dr. Hadjistavropoulos’ research is focused on: 1) understanding and improving the quality of health care in an attempt to reduce the burden of illness; and 2) assessing and treating psychological problems that may impact on health. She currently holds funding through the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and Canadian Institute of Health Research. She has published over 50 articles and chapters and given over 80 research presentations.

She has been awarded Canadian Psychological Association’s President’s New Researcher Award, the Canadian Pain Society’s Early Career Award, and the YWCA Woman of Distinction in the area of Health and Wellness. From the University of Regina, she has been awarded the Alumni Association of Excellence in Research Award and been appointed President’s Scholar.

Heather.Hadjistavropoulos@URegina.ca

 
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