Dr. Sherry Stewart (Left) receiving the D.O. Hebb award from CPA President Dr. Kerri Ritchie.

Congratulations to CRISM Atlantic Node PI Dr. Sherry Stewart, who received the Canadian Psychological Association’s Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Science. This award is presented to a CPA member who has made a significant contribution to Canadian psychology as a scientific discipline and whose research has enhanced the knowledge base of psychology. 

This award was presented to Dr Stewart at the CPA Annual Awards Ceremony in Toronto at the CPA convention June 23-25. Dr. Stewart, a CPA Fellow since 2011, specializes in the role of psychological factors in contributing to addictive behaviours. The title of her D.O. Hebb Lecture is “Mechanistic studies of emotional disorder – addictive disorder comorbidity: Intervention implications.”

Dr. Stewart is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Addictions and Mental Health and a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, and Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University, as well as a licensed clinical psychologist in the province of Nova Scotia. She is well known for her research on psychological factors contributing to alcohol abuse, pathological gambling, and the comorbidity of emotional and addictive disorders.  Dr. Stewart is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Since 2022, Professor Stewart has been the Principal Investigator of the CIHR-funded Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) Atlantic node.