Behavioural Science Working Group Profile
Dr. Rachel Burns is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University. She received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2014. She complemented this training with a postdoctoral fellowship in mental health epidemiology at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal.
Dr. Burns’ research leverages psychological theory to identify the social and psychological processes that shape health behaviour and outcomes with an eye towards understanding how these processes unfold over time. Her work has appeared in journals such as Health Psychology and Annals of Behavioral Medicine. She is currently an Associate Editor for Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing.