Ms. Mason is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Asmundson at the University of Regina in the Anxiety and Illness Behaviour Lab (AIBL). She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour from McMaster University in 2014, graduating summa cum laude. She then received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2017 from the University of Regina. Ms. Mason’s Master’s thesis evaluated the efficacy of sprint interval training and moderate intensity continuous training at reducing anxiety sensitivity, a vulnerability construct implicated in the etiology and maintenance of many mental disorders. Ms. Mason’s research interests are broadly focused on the treatment of anxiety and trauma-related disorders. More specifically, Ms. Mason is interested in exploring how modifiable factors such as health behaviours (e.g., exercise) and cognitive risk factors (e.g., anxiety sensitivity) can improve the efficacy and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for ARDs. She is especially interested in the use of exercise as a treatment option for ARDs. Given her background in both psychology and exercise training (she is a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor), she is intrigued by population trends indicating that although exercise is associated with a multitude of health benefits, including anxiolytic effects, most Canadians are sedentary, especially people with ARDs. Ms. Mason has published several articles in peer- reviewed journals and presented her research at international and national conferences.
Stephanie Korol is completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Regina under the supervision of Dr. Nicholas Carleton. Ms. Korol’s research interests include risk factors underlying psychopathology, primarily in posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders. Her dissertation project will investigate the link between two risk factors: intolerance of uncertainty and problematic smartphone use, with an effective anxiety intervention, mindfulness. Ms. Korol’s master’s research has been supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Kelsey completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree with distinction at MacEwan University in 2015 and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the University of Regina in 2018. Her master's thesis examined associations between attention and intolerance of uncertainty. Her research interests include the neuropsychological functioning of individuals with anxiety and related disorders and mental health outcomes of public safety personnel. Kelsey’s research has been supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Asmundson.
Zeinab received her Bachelor of Arts with High Honours in Psychology in 2014 at the University of Regina. Her honours thesis was supervised by Dr. R. Nicholas Carleton and assessed anxiety and depressive symptoms within the five factor model and HEXACO model of personality. She received the Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence for her honours thesis. Zeinab went on to pursue her Master’s at Queen’s University and received her Master of Science in 2018, funded by the Joseph- Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Her Master’s thesis, supervised by Dr. Cynthia Fekken, examined men’s attitudes on street and sexual harassment in relation to their personality. Zeinab is now pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Carleton. Her general research interests include personality, anxiety and trauma, and cross-cultural research.
Originally from Chicago, Rachel graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Highest Honors. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology under the co-supervision of Drs. Gordon Asmundson and Nick Carleton. Rachel is interested in the interplay of behavioral health with anxiety and mood disorders as well as operational stress injuries. Her master’s thesis will investigate whether exercise can mitigate the exposure to stressful situations.
Originally from Québec, Andréanne graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 2017. Her honours thesis examined the psychophysiological response to daily stress. Andréanne is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Nick Carleton. Her master’s thesis will examine possible implications of gender in mental health risk among police officers.
Michelle graduated from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg with her B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology. She is currently a first year Master’s student in the Clinical Psychology program under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Asmundson. Her interests include investigating the impact of trauma especially among members of the military or public safety personnel, as well as the relationship between physical health conditions and mental health issues. Michelle’s research is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's Award.
Robyn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from Mount Royal University in 2017. She is now a clinical psychology masters student under the supervision of Dr. Nick Carleton. Her research interests include operational stress injuries in Public Safety Personnel, but she has a particular fondness for studying paramedics, as she was a registered paramedic in Alberta for 10 years prior to pursuing her psychology degree.
Caeleigh received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Regina in 2019. Her thesis examined the impact of uncertainty tolerance and task appraisal on law enforcement students’ stress and performance. She is interested in research that aims to prevent and improve the treatment of mental disorder symptoms in Public Safety Personnel. Caeleigh began as the Anxiety and Illness Behaviour Lab’s research coordinator in 2019.