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 there! My name is Chelsea, and I am the new Research Coordinator for the ARC Research Unit! I recently completed my Honours Degree in Psychology under Dr. Gordon Pennycook’s supervision, and my thesis examined the role of overconfidence in personal health decision-making and behaviours. I am passionate about academic research, and in the future, I plan to pursue a Master’s Degree in Experimental and Applied Psychology, focusing my studies on reasoning, belief systems and their impacts on society, such as pseudoscience belief. Outside of academics and work, I enjoy reading, spending time with my cat Rosa, and being outdoors!