Kristina Gicas

Assistant Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

217 Behavioural Science - BSB
Keele Campus

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Lab website

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology


B.Sc. (Hons) - 2009
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC

M.A. - 2012
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC

Ph.D. - 2017
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC

Fellowship - 2019
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Selected Publications

Please see profile on ResearchGate


Canadian Psychological Association
Chair, Clinical Neuropsychology Section

College of Psychologists of Ontario
Clinical Neuropsychologist


Currently available to supervise graduate students: No

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research

Dr. Gicas' program of research aims to better understand brain-behaviour relationships in the context of mental illness and addiction. She is particularly interested in examining these relationships in complex and marginalized populations across the adult lifespan. Her current work integrates clinical neuropsychological and neuroimaging methodologies to investigate novel questions across two complementary streams of research:

1) Identifying risk and protective factors associated with neurocognition and real-world functional outcomes in homeless and precariously housed persons with multiple co-occuring psychiatric and physical illnesses.

2) Understanding differences in brain structure and neurocognitive functioning among persons who use non-prescribed substances (e.g., methamphetamine, cannabis) and experience psychosis.