Dr. Aislin Mushquash, C.Psych.

Assistant Professor

Department: 
Email: 
aislin.mushquash@lakeheadu.ca
Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8771
Office Location: 
Braun Building 1005-A
Academic Qualifications: 
  • 2015 Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Pediatrics (University of Alberta)
  • 2013 Doctor of Philosophy - Clinical Psychology (Dalhousie University)
  • 2007 Bachelor of Sciences Honours - Psychology (McMaster University)
Date joined Lakehead: 
August 2017
Research Interests: 
 
Please visit Dr. Aislin Mushquash's research website here
 
Dr. Aislin Mushquash is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University. Her research focuses on understanding how and why people cope with stressful or difficult life events. In particular, she studies the role that personality traits, social relationships, and mental health symptoms have on the adaptive (e.g., exercise) or maladaptive (e.g., substance use, binge eating) coping behaviours. Dr. Mushquash's research involves individuals, romantic couples, and parent-child dyads. In addition to her research, Dr. Mushquash is Clinical Psychologist with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) Paediatric Healthy Living Program, a specialized family-based program for children and youth with obesity and associated comorbidities. Dr. Mushquash provides psychological assessment, treatment, and consultation services in this role. She also conducts research on treatment approaches and access to care within this population. 
 
Dr. Mushquash expects to take on a new graduate student in the Fall of 2020. Please contact her and send your unofficial transcript, brief description of your research interests and career goals, and resume/CV. 
 
Dr. Mushquash expects to take on a new honours thesis student in the Fall of 2020. Please contact her and send your unofficial transcript, brief description of your research interests and career goals, and resume/CV. Dr. Mushquash will review submitted material during the Fall of 2019 and make a decision on which student(s) to take on by January 2020. 
 
Dr. Mushquash is often looking for conscientious students interested in research to volunteer in the lab. We ask our volunteers to contribute four hours per week to the lab. Volunteers often go on to do research opportunities courses or honours theses in the lab. Contact Dr. Mushquash directly to discuss volunteer opportunities - include a copy of your unofficial transcript.