Department of Psychology


Mary MacLean
B.A. St. Thomas University
M.A, PhD. Brock University
NSERC Postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Barry Giesbrecht, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
"I continue to be impressed with the wealth of high-quality academic expertise available to graduate students at Brock University. But Brock is also an extremely supportive environment for graduate students. I always felt that everyone, from my advisor to the staff in the Graduate Studies department, was on my side, helping me to get the most out of my graduate career. With this support I was better able to take advantage of the great academic opportunities at Brock, to be a more creative and productive graduate student."

Cara MacInnis
B.A. Cape Breton University
M.A., PhD. Brock University
SSHRC-funded postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Elizabeth Page-Gould, University of Toronto
Tenure track faculty position, University of Calgary
"Brock has a very friendly atmosphere that the students, faculty, and staff are committed to maintaining. This helps to make the adjustment to graduate school go smoothly. Despite its relatively small size, there is a lot of great, cutting-edge research going on at Brock that new graduate students would benefit from being a part of. Brock's seminar system also allows grad students to gain invaluable teaching experience that may not available at all institutions. Overall, I'm very glad I chose to attend Brock."

Paul Adachi
B.A. University of Western Ontario
M.A., PhD. Brock University
SSHRC Banting Postdoc at the University of Rochester, NY.
"I have found my experience as a Ph.D. student in psychology at Brock to be both rewarding and enjoyable, as I have received valuable training in both research and teaching in a very supportive and collaborative environment. For example, in addition to developing a program of published research in my focused area of adolescent development, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with the Brock Lab of Intergroup Processes (social psychology) on several exciting projects, and also have had numerous teaching experiences in a variety of courses. I would highly recommend Brock to all prospective graduate students!"

William Tays
B.A. University of Waterloo
MA,PhD. Brock University
Research Associate, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
"William Tays is currently a fulltime research associate at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the regulatory body of all physicians practicing medicine in the province. Will uses his research expertise to design assessment programs to measure the quality of care provided by both family physicians and medical specialities as well as the factors that facilitate quality improvement in the provision of care. As part of a national project, he works with a team of scientists and other regulatory stakeholders to investigate the impact of aging on older physicians who continue to practice beyond age 70. As part of this initiative, Will works to identify the risk and protective factors that predict adverse patient outcomes as well as the ethical and equitable means of assessing the cognitive functioning of older physicians. Though working outside of the traditional academic environment, he relies heavily on the scientific experience gained while completing the Behavioural Neuroscience PhD program at Brock University and research fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute."


Justin Carré
PhD Brock University
Assistant Professor at Nipissing University
"I was very happy that I chose to attend Brock University for my graduate studies. The graduate program in psychology did an excellent job of preparing me for a future in academia. There was an excellent balance of course work, teaching, and research which provided for a well-rounded educational experience. The faculty at Brock University always went above and beyond to ensure that each student had the opportunity to succeed and thrive in a high-paced research and teaching environment."

Lindsey Short
PhD Brock University
BA Wittenberg University, Ohio
Assistant Professor at Redeemer College, Ontario
"I chose to attend Brock for graduate school because it gave me the opportunity to work in a well-funded research lab that has access to cutting-edge technology, but is still small enough to allow me to form close friendships with my professors and fellow classmates. While at Brock, I have had the opportunity to collect data and live abroad in both China and Australia, which has been the highlight thus far of my experience."

Xin (Reno) Zheng
PhD Brock University
Postdoctoral fellow at York University
"The faculty members at Brock are very knowledgeable and well respected in their own research area. The state-of-art research facilities allow students to fully pursue their research interests. As an international student from China, I particularly enjoyed the friendly and collegial spirit in the department. Faculty members, in my opinion, care deeply about their students at both professional and personal levels. The administrative staff are always available to help students also. The psychology department at Brock University has truly made me feel at home!"