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.
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.
Benjamin Katz BSc
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.
Jill Price PhD
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.
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.