Nicholas Carleton

    Department of Psychology, University of Regina

    Nicholas Carleton, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, a registered clinical psychologist in Saskatchewan.

    He is currently serving as the Scientific Director for the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters exploring the fundamental bases of anxiety and related disorders.

    He has completed more than 400 national and international conference presentations. He also serves as an active member of several national and international professional associations. As principal or co-principal investigator he has been awarded more than $60M in competitive external funding. He has received several prestigious awards and recognitions, including induction to the Royal Society of Canada’s College, and as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and was awarded the 2023 Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Mid-Career Award, as well as the 2020 Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research. Dr. Carleton is actively involved in clinical and experimental research, with his interests including the biopsychosocial measurement, assessment, and treatments of trauma and anxiety, focusing on transdiagnostics and fundamental cognitions.

    He currently serves as principal investigator on the RCMP Longitudinal PTSD Study (, the associated extension study for Saskatchewan public safety personnel (, and co-principal investigator on the Federal Internet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program for public safety personnel (