Dr. Natasha Gallant is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Regina. As the Director of the Aging, Residents, and Caregivers Research Unit, she is passionate about using research in a way that meaningfully improves the quality of life of Canada's aging population. Her current research interests include (1) the use of implementation science methodologies to improve the lived experiences of long-term care residents and their caregivers; (2) the role of psychosocial factors—including ageism, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), resilience, emotion regulation, and social support—in influencing health outcomes among middle-aged and older adults; and (3) cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based psychological interventions for adults living with chronic diseases or acute illnesses.
Hi! My name is Courtney, and I am the Research Coordinator for the ARC Research Unit. I have completed a BSc Honours degree in Psychology. My research interests include looking at psychosocial factors that impact the quality of life in aging populations and examining ways to improve the psychological well-being of caregivers. Under the supervision of Dr. Kristi Wright, my Honours thesis examined the real-world application, utility, and satisfaction of the Internet-delivered preoperative preparation program (I-PPP) to help minimize the effects of preoperative anxiety in children. This study remains ongoing. In my free time, I love to read and spend time with family and friends at the lake! In the future, I hope to obtain a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology.
Current study: Aging Across the Lifespan