Health Psychology Laboratory

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

Shannon Fuchs-Lacelle

Dr. Shannon Fuchs-Lacelle completed her Master’s and Ph.D. research (clinical psychology) at the Health Psychology Laboratory (2007). Her Master’s thesis was entitled “Development of a Pain Checklist for Older Adults with Dementia”. Her Ph.D. dissertation was entitled “Pain and Dementia: The Effects of Systematic Assessment on Clinical Practices and Caregiver Stress”. During her studies she was awarded a doctoral fellowship from the Alzheimer Society of Canada (declined), as well as a fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Fuchs-Lacelle has co-authored a book chapter on the communication of pain, as well as peer- reviewed papers on ethical issues and on pain assessment among seniors. Moreover, she has presented her work at a variety of conferences. She has also served as President of the Psychology Graduate Students Association. Following the completion of her Ph.D. work, she accepted a Clinical Psychologist position at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina.