R. Nicholas Carleton, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Regina. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopaedia entries exploring the fundamental bases of anxiety and related disorders. He has completed more than 200 national and international conference presentations. He also serves as an active member of several national and international professional associations. He has completed clinical training with the Calgary Consortium, the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Regions, the University of Regina, and the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre in Ontario.
Dr. Carleton has received several prestigious awards including a 5-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Salary Award. He has also received a 5-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant, as well as several other research grants. He has also been the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Crowning Achievement Award from the University of Regina Alumni Association, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Brain Star Award, a Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation New Investigator Establishment Grant, and a Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation New Investigator Equipment Grant, the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies Distinguished Dissertation Award in Engineering, Medical Sciences, and Natural Sciences, and a Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal.
Most recently, Dr. Carleton is leading a national team of researchers in an unprecedented longitudinal biopsychosocial assessment of Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Dr. Carleton is also currently serving as the Scientific Director for the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment.
Dr. Carleton is actively involved in clinical and experimental research, with his interests including the biopsychosocial measurement, assessment, and treatments of trauma, anxiety, and somatic disorders, focusing on transdiagnostics, fundamental cognitions (i.e., lower-order factors such as intolerance of uncertainty), and shared emergent properties (i.e., higher-order factors such as extraversion). He enjoys teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, and maintains a small private practice for military, first responders, and other public safety personnel who have anxiety and related disorders, particularly pain and posttraumatic stress.