Dr. Diane LaChapelle completed her Master’s and Ph.D. research at the Health Psychology Laboratory. The title of her dissertation was “An Investigation of Pain and its Psychosocial Consequences: Examining the Impact of Age and Coping Style” (2002 – 2003 winner of the Saskatchewan Psychological Society’s Dissertation Award). The focus of her Master’s thesis was on pain assessment among young adults with limited ability to communicate. During her graduate studies at the University of Regina, Dr. LaChapelle has been supported by a competitive Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada doctoral fellowship and numerous other smaller scholarships. She also won numerous academic awards and distinctions (e.g., provincial award for best Master’s thesis in psychology, Senior Women Academic Administrators’ Award, Jillings Award for Excellent Performance During a Psychology Internship) and is a founding member and Past President of the Psychology Graduate Students Association. During her years at the Health Psychology Lab, Dr. LaChapelle authored/co-authored over ten peer reviewed papers and several conference presentations. Following the completion of her dissertation she accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.