Health Psychology Laboratory

Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, PhD., R.D. Psych., ABPP, FCAHS

Welcome to our Lab!

Thomas Hadjistavropoulos and awesome graduate students are working on social and psychological influences on pain.  An area of recent emphasis has been the pain assessment and management of the older adult.

Please browse through our website and find information about our research, our people, and our contributions. We are a cohesive University of Regina group that is always happy to receive inquiries from researchers, the media, and prospective trainees. We often seek research participation from members of the public and we post such opportunities on our website. Thank you for your interest!

Family Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Needed for a Study of Caregiver Stress

Are you caring for a family member living with dementia? Do you live in Canada or the US? We need your help for a study examining the effectiveness of mobile apps created for caregivers in improving stress and burden! In appreciation of your time, you will receive up to $75 CAD.


For more information, please contact: Louise Castillo, or (306) 337-2537.


To volunteer, follow the link to confirm your eligibility:

Help Us Spread Information About Pain in Dementia (#SeePainMoreClearly)

With the support of organizations such as the AGE-WELL NCE and stakeholders, we launched a large-scale social media campaign #SeePainMoreClearly on October 1, 2019, the International Day of Older Persons.

Help our knowledge mobilization effort by viewing our 2-minute informational video on YouTube which addresses the problem of pain under-management/underassessment in older adults with dementia, along with evidence-based solutions. We also encourage you to fill out our brief video evaluation questionnaire Resources can be accessed through

Join our conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #SeePainMoreClearly!

If you have other ways of helping with this initiative, please contact Louise Castillo (