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Brianne Collins

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Email: Brianne.Collins@prov.ca

Phone: 204-433-7488 ext. 326

Office: 3A20


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Brianne Collins, Ph.D. (Cand.)

Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • 221.22 Research Methods
  • 221.24 Statistics for the Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • 222.11 Introduction to Psychology I: Fundamentals
  • 222.12 Intro Psychology II
  • 222.24 Adolescent Development
  • 222.34 History and Theory of Psychology
  • 222.36 Forensic Psychology

University of Calgary (AB)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. (Cand.)), Theoretical Psychology

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University of Calgary (AB)

Master of Science (M.Sc.), Theoretical Psychology

2012

Ambrose University (AB)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Behavioural Science and History, Magna Cum Laude

2009

Present

  • Providence University College, Assistant Professor of Psychology (since 2017)

Past

  • St. Mary's University (Calgary, AB), Sessional Instructor (2017)
  • Ambrose University (Calgary, AB), Lecturer (2015-2017)
  • University of Calgary (Calgary, AB), Sessional Instructor (2014-2015)
  • Ambrose University (Calgary, AB), Sessional Instructor (2012-2015)

Professional Associations

  • International Society for the History of Behavioral & Social Sciences (Cheiron)
  • Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), History and Philosophy Section
  • American Psychological Association (APA), Division 2, 24, and 26
  • International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP)

Select Awards

  • 2015: Graduate Faculty Council Scholarship—Doctoral, University of Calgary
  • 2015: Best Student Paper at the Annual Meeting, Division 26, American Psychological Association
  • 2014: Chancellor’s Challenge Graduate Scholarship, University of Calgary
  • 2014: Dr. Peter Cruse Award (Best Paper in the History of Surgery), History of Medicine Days, University of Calgary
  • 2013: Griffen Bursary for Archival Research, Friends of the Archives, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • 2012: Hewton Bursary for Archival Research, Friends of the Archives, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Dissertations & Theses

  • Collins, B. M. (In progress). Uncharted territory: Psychosurgery in Western Canada, 1935-1970 (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Collins, B. M. (2012). Ontario’s leucotomy program: The Role of Patient, Physician, and Profession (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Publications

  • Collins, B. M. (2015). Freeman, Walter J. (1985-1972). The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. United States: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118625392.wbecp322
  • Collins, B. M. (2013). [Review of the book The Neurological Patient in History, by L. Stephen Jacyna and Stephen T. Casper (eds)]. Social History of Medicine, 26(4), 796-797. DOI: 10.1093/shm/hkt059

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Collins, B. M., & Stam, H. J. (2017). Ontario’s leucotomy program, 1941-1966. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Collins, B. M., & Stam, H. J. (2017). “I never had a more appreciative audience”: Walter J. Freeman and the beginnings of psychosurgery in Ontario. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Collins, B. M., & Stam, H. J. (2015). Freeman’s transorbital lobotomy as an anomaly: A material culture examination of surgical instruments and operative spaces. History of Psychology, 18(2), 119-131. DOI: 10.1037/a0039061
  • Collins, B. M., & Stam, H. J. (2014). A transnational perspective on psychosurgery: Beyond Portugal and the United States. Journal of the History of Neuroscience, 23(4), 335-354. DOI: 10.1080/0964704X.2013.862123

Recent Conference Presentations

  • Collins, B. M. (2015, August). Fever on the prairies: Treating neurosyphilis at Provincial Mental Hospital, Ponoka. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychology Association (APA), Toronto, ON.
  • Bazar, J. L., & Collins, B. M. (2015, May). Chemical insights: Exploring Canada’s “other" LSD programs. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM), University of Ottawa, ON. [Paper presented by first author, J. L. Bazar].
  • Collins, B. M., & Stam, H. J. (2014, June). Novel to nullified: The changing discourse of psychosurgery in British Columbia, 1945-1960. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Cheiron (International Society for the History of the Behavioral & Social Sciences), Hood College, Frederick, MD. [Paper presented by co-author, H. J. Stam].
  • Collins, B. M., & Stam, H. J. (2014, June). “As radical as any that have been devised”: A comparison of psychosurgery in British Columbia and Ontario, 1941-1965. Paper presented at the 75th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Vancouver, BC.
  • Collins, B. M. (2014, May). Showers and shocks: The role of hydrotherapy in Canada during the era of somatic treatment. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM), Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.
  • Collins, B. M. (2014, March). Psychosurgery in British Columbia, 1945-1960. Paper presented at the History of Medicine Days Conference, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Calgary, AB.
  • Collins, B. M., & Stam, H. J. (2013, June). It’s a leucotome not a lobotome:  Reconsidering the traditional lobotomy narrative using a material culture approach. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Cheiron (International Society for the History of the Behavioral & Social Sciences), University of Dallas, Irving, TX.
  • Collins, B. M. (2013, June). A cut above the rest: Psychosurgical techniques in Ontario, 1941-1965. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of the History of Medicine (CSHM), University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.