Graduate Students

Ainslie McDougallAinslie McDougall

Advisor/Supervisors: Dr. Mary Ann Campbell

Previous Degrees (and affiliate institutions)/Licensing/Training Obtained:
PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
M.S., Forensic Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
B.A. (Honours), Psychology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

The overarching theme of my research involves understanding how mental health factors can relate to antisocial behaviour and/or how mental health can impact offender rehabilitation.  My areas of research interest include antisocial behaviour in adolescent populations, short- and long-term risk assessments for future antisocial and/or violent behaviour, and rehabilitation in offender populations.  My clinical interests involve working with children, adolescents, and their families to address mental health and/or forensic needs.  I currently am completing my doctoral residency in the Mental Health and Addictions program at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 


Recent or Selected Publications:

Book Chapters:

Kutcher, S., McDougall, A. & Murphy, A (2009). Preventing, detecting, and managing side effects of medication.  In J. Rey, J. & B. Birmaher, Treating Adolescent Depression. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. 

Journal Articles:

McDougall, A., Campbell, M.A., Smith, T., Burbridge, A., Doucette, N., & Canales, D. (2013).  An analysis of general public and professional’s attitudes about mental health courts: Predictors of a positive perspective.  International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 11(3), 203-217.  doi: 10.1080/14999013.2012.723666

McDougall, A., Campbell, M.A., & Santor, D. (2012).  Institutional offence patterns in adolescent offenders: The role of antisocial and mental health indicators.  Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. doi: 10.1177/1541204012457960

McDougall, A., & Canales, D.D. (2012).  The importance of evidence-based practice in community-based management of offenders with mental health problems.  Psynopsis, 34(2). 

Porter, S., Bellhouse, S., McDougall, A., ten Brinke, L., & Wilson, K. (2010).  A prospective investigation of the vulnerability of memory for positive and negative emotional scenes to the misinformation effect.  Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 42, 55-61.

Kutcher, S., & McDougall, A. (2009). Problems with access to adolescent mental health care can lead to dealings with the criminal justice system. Paediatrics & Child Health, 14, 15-18.  

Conference Presentations:

Canales, D., McDougall, A., Wei, R., & Goggin, C. (2013).  A Meta-analytic examination of criminogenic and clinical risk predictors for community-based violence among persons with mental illness.  Paper presented to the International Academy of Law and Mental Health Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

McDougall, A., Campbell, M.A, & MacAulay, A. (2013).  The importance of the case manager/offender relationship in predicting compliance with mandated community-based interventions.  Paper presented to the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

McDougall, A., Campbell, M.A., Doucette, N., & Earle, J. (2012).  The ins and outs of the Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory for adolescents and adults.  Paper presented to the 73rd Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

McDougall, A., Campbell, M.A., & Smith, T. (2011).  An Analysis of General Public and Professional’s Attitudes about Mental Health Courts: Predictors of a Positive Perspective. Paper presented at the 2011 conference of the North American Crime and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

McDougall, A., Campbell, M. A., & Santor, D. (2009). Demographic, criminal history and mental health predictors of institutional offences in adolescent offenders.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychology and Law Society, San Antonio, TX.  

McDougall, A. & Brown, J. (2009). The use of expert testimony to counter rape myth subscription.  Poster presented at the 70th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

McDougall, A., Szumilas, M. & Kutcher, S (2008). Effectiveness of school-based suicide prevention programs: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the Canadian Public Health Association Conference: Public Health in Canada: Reducing Health Inequalities through Evidence & Action, Halifax, NS.

McDougall, A., Starzomski, A., & Woodworth, M. (2006). An investigation of mental health services: Patients’ Perceptions of Care. Poster presented at the 67th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Calgary, AB. 

Bellhouse, S., Porter, S., & McDougall, A. (2006). Relative consistency of memories for negative, positive, and neutral scenes over time: A test of the paradoxical negative emotion hypothesis. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Calgary, AB. 


Any Professional Awards/Honours:

2013                University of New Brunswick School of Graduate Studies Travel Award  

2013                University of New Brunswick Department of Psychology Travel Award

2013                University of New Brunswick Associated Alumnae Travel Award             

2012                American Psychology-Law Society Student Grant-in-Aid Award        

2012-2013      University of New Brunswick Doctoral Scholarship Faculty of Arts      

2011                University of New Brunswick School of Graduate Studies Travel Award           

2009-2012      Social Sciences Humanities Research Council, Canadian Graduate Scholarship

2009                Snodgrass Graduate Award in Statistics                                                

2009                University of New Brunswick School of Graduate Studies Travel Award           

2009                University of New Brunswick Department of Psychology Travel Award            

2008                University of New Brunswick Doctoral Scholarship Faculty of Arts                                                          

2008                University of New Brunswick Doctoral Scholarship School of Graduate Studies Board of Governors Merit Award