In this episode, we talk to Dr. Sherry Stewart. She’s a clinical psychologist, Canada Research Chair in Addictions and Mental Health, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Dr. Stewart is known for her research on the individual psychological factors and personality traits that drive a person’s alcohol abuse, other substance misuse, or problem gambling behaviour. She develops clinical interventions based on her findings so that clinicians can help their patients prevent and treat these widespread challenges. 

UniVenture [], a current study, looks at how one of Dr. Stewart’s previously established prevention programs can be adapted to improve mental wellness and reduce distress, excessive risk taking, and negative consequences of substance use among university students across Canada. 

In this week’s episode of Sciographies, host David Barclay sits down with Dr. Stewart to discuss her path to a career in psychology and her research studies that inform real-world clinical practices.

Sciographies is brought to you by Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Science and campus-community radio station CKDU 88.1 FM in Halifax, Nova Scotia.