R. Nicholas Carleton, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, a registered doctoral clinical psychologist in Saskatchewan, and is currently serving as the Scientific Director for the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment. He has published more than 175 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters exploring the fundamental bases of anxiety and related disorders. He has completed more than 400 national and international conference presentations. He also serves as an active member of several national and international professional associations. As principal or co-principal investigator, he has been awarded more than $30M in competitive external funding. He has received several prestigious awards and recognitions, including the 2020 Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research. He is an inducted Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, and elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Carleton is actively involved in clinical and experimental research, with his interests including the biopsychosocial measurement, assessment, and treatments of trauma and anxiety, focusing on transdiagnostics and fundamental cognitions. Notable national projects include the RCMP Longitudinal PTSD Study (www.rcmpstudy.ca) and the Federal Internet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program for Public Safety Personnel (www.pspnet.ca).

Education

2005 - 2010

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Clinical Psychology, University of Regina, dissertation: Trauma, pain, and fear: Using the startle paradigm to explore the relationship between PTSD and chronic pain (advisor: Gordon J. G. Asmundson, Ph.D)

2003 - 2005

Masters of Arts in Experimental Psychology, University of Regina, thesis: Chronic Pain and Startle (advisor: Gordon J. G. Asmundson, Ph.D)

1997 - 2002

Bachelor of Arts Honours (Major: Psychology), University of Regina, honours thesis: Effects of exposure to visually perceived distance trauma on the development of PTSD and partial PTSD symptoms: The Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks (advisor: Gordon J. G. Asmundson, Ph.D)

1997 - 2001

Bachelor of Administration, University of Regina, specializing in Marketing, Human Resources


Publications


Journal Articles and Refereed Publications: Google Scholar


Selected Awards

2021

Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment Founders Service Award

2021

Faculty of Arts Dean's Prize for Accessible Scholarly Outreach, University of Regina

2020

The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research Election as a Fellow for the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS)

2020

Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service

2019

Election to the Royal Society of Canada - College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists

2018

President's Award, Paramedic Chiefs of Canada accepted on behalf of CIPSRT

2015

Alberta Federation of Police Associations Service Medal

2011

Canadian Association for Graduate Studies Distinguished Dissertation Award in Engineering, Medical Sciences, and Natural Sciences

2011

Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal

2010

President’s Distinguished Graduate Student Award

2010

Outstanding Young Alumnus Crowning Achievement Award, University of Regina Alumni Association

2010

Canadian Psychological Association Travel Grant

2010

Graduate Student Scholarly Research Award, University of Regina

2009

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Brain Star Award

2009

Inspiring Sessionals Teaching Award, University of Regina

2006 - 2009

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canadian Graduate Doctoral Scholarship

2003 - 2010

Research Trainee Award – Canadian Institutes of Health Research – NET Program Primary Investigators – G. J. G. Asmundson, S. Taylor, M. B. Stein, J. Katz, B. J. Cox, & K. Jang


Professional Appointments and Memberships

2017 - present

Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina

2016 - present

Scientific Director, Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment

2014 - 2017

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Regina

2010 - present

Associate Director, Anxiety and Stress Disorders Program, University of Regina

2010 - 2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Regina

2010 - present

Psychologist, Anxiety and Stress Disorders Program

2010 - present

Saskatchewan College of Psychologists

2010 - present

Co-director, Anxiety and Stress Disorders Program, University of Regina

2010 - present

International Association for the Study of Pain 2010-present Saskatchewan College of Psychologists

2009 - present

Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

2009 - present

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

2006 - present

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

2004 - present

Canadian Pain Society

2003 - present

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

2003 - present

Canadian Psychological Association