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Gabriela Ioachim PhD

Research Associate

Dr. Gabriela Ioachim is a Canadian Neurosicentist who joined CIPSRT as the project leader for the Before Operational Stress project. She recently joined PSPNET as a research associate focused on outreach and organizational metrics. Her specialization focused on MR-based neuroimaging of pain, and she has had the privilege of working alongside many prominent psychologists, clinicians, and neuroscientists.

Gabriela is passionate about research outreach and communication, and hopes to contribute to continuing efforts to bring relevant research to the public.

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Leslie Anne Keown

Executive Director, CIPSRT

As Executive Director, Dr. Leslie Anne (LA) Keown brings her expertise and extensive experience conducting leading edge research and occupying leadership roles with the Correctional Service of Canada and Statistics Canada to CIPSRT. LA holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) degree in Sociology from the University of Calgary, as well as her Master of Arts (Sociology) and her Ph.D. (Sociology) from the University of Calgary. LA is cross-appointed to Justice Studies and Sociology and Social Studies as an Associate Professor at the University of Regina. She is an Adjunct Research Professor with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. She has authored numerous publications, including articles in the leading journals in her field, and has been the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and awards. LA is a Killam Laureate. LA’s research interests are varied but centered on the Canadian Criminal Justice System and research methodologies that focus on mixed methods or advanced quantitative techniques.

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Sam Demyen

Honours Student

Sam is completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with honours under the supervision of Drs. Jill Price and Heather Hadjistavropoulos. Her thesis will explore self-guided transdiagnostic internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT) tailored to public safety personnel. Sam’s main research interests include evidence-based psychological treatments for anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress.

 

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Benjamin Katz BSc

Research Assistant

Benjamin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Great Distinction at the University of Regina in April 2023. During his bachelors, he was awarded 2 NSERC USRAs and worked as a research assistant for Dr. Kaila Bruer; topics such as child memory and truthfulness as well as adult executive functioning were explored. He has been a volunteer Medical First Responder (MFR) for 7 years, where he provides primary medical and emergency care at public events like Rider games. Benjamin hopes to go to medical school and is interested in orthopedic surgery with regards to sports medicine. Being fully bilingual, his role within the PSPNET team will focus on working with the Quebec team and as a translator, as well as working with the other research assistants on data and client management.

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Christina Chaisson B.A. (Hons)

Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Christina has held many roles at the University of Regina including Project Coordinator, Director of Community Programs at URPride, Residence Life Coordinator, Tutor/Mentor and Office Administrator. She holds a BA (Honours) in Arts with a minor in French and Francophone Intercultural Studies and has a personal interest in psychology and wellbeing. Christina is supporting CIPSRT through her role as a Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for PSPNET.

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Jill Price PhD

Research Associate

Dr. Jill Price is an Experimental and Applied Psychologist and Sessional Member at the University of Regina. She completed her undergraduate (honours), M.A., and Ph.D. in Experimental and Applied Psychology at the University of Regina with a focus on statistics and cognitive development. Dr. Price also completed a four-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) under supervision of Dr. R Nicholas Carleton. Her research focused on the mental health resources available to public safety personnel in Canada. This fellowship led to the development of the website PSP Mental Health as well as several publications and conference presentations. She is currently a Research Associate at CIPSRT evaluating the Public Safety Personnel Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (PSPNET) for public safety personnel and their families in Canada.

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Donna King

Donna King CCSc

Executive Director, CCJS

Donna King is currently the Associate Director of CIPSRT. Having assumed the position of Executive Director of the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety (CCJS) in June 2019, King has brought decades of management and executive leadership experience to this role, with particular expertise in systems management, strategic planning, and information technology. When CIPSRT was formed and CCJS was dissolved, she assumed the position of CIPSRT’s Associate Director. She has held Director-level positions with Viterra (2007-2011) and SaskTel (2011-2016), Vice President of Solutions Delivery with Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI; 2016-2017) and then spent two years as an Independent Information Technology and Services Professional prior to assuming her leadership position at CCJS. King’s wealth of upper-level management experience and business acumen are invaluable in ensuring the smooth operations and sound fiscal management of grants administered by CIPSRT.

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Jane Uttaranakorn

Jirayu (Jane) Uttaranakorn MFA, MASc

Web And Social Media Specialist

Jane is CIPSRT’s Web and Social Media Specialist. She comes to CIPSRT with several years of experience as the Art Director in several advertising agencies. Jane has also been a Manager of Communications and Strategy for one of the University of Regina’s tier-one research centres (CETRI). She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Decorative Design) from Thailand, a master’s degree in Applied Science (Interdisciplinary between Engineering, and Film and Video) and a master’s degree of Fine Arts from the University of Regina. Both of her master’s degrees focus on how the message is formed and interpreted by the sender and receiver.

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Max Ivanov

Max Ivanov

Website Development Team

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Kelly Adlam

Kelly Adlam MSW

Etherapist Supervisor

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