Roisin O'Connor, PhD

Roisin O'Connor

Dr. O'Connor is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Concordia University and a licensed Psychologist in Montreal (Ordre des Psychologues du Québec, OPQ). She is a member of the Centre for Clinical Research in Health (CCRH) and on the executive board of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Section on Addiction Psychology. Her program of research focuses on the aetiology of heavy and problem alcohol use by those transitioning from adolescence to early adulthood. Dr. O'Connor's theoretically grounded research empirically tests the role of individual difference factors, such as personality (i.e., motivational drive), anxiety, and impulsivity, and cognitive mechanisms (e.g., automatic cognitive processes) in the alcohol use risk pathway.

One current line of her research examines social anxiety as a risk factor for young women's drinking. This work incorporates lab-based and ecological momentary assessment (i.e., smart phones) methods and targets cognitive and behavioural mechanisms leading to drinking and women-specific negative consequences of heavy drinking. Dr. O'Connor teaches core courses in Concordia's Clinical Psychology graduate program, and she also teaches statistics and research method and design courses at the undergraduate level. She supervises Master and Doctoral student research and clinical training.


Roisin O'Connor, PhD
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Science
Concordia University

Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2248