Brianne Collins

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Education

B.A., Behavioural Science and History (Double Major), Magna Cum Laude, Ambrose University, 2009
M.Sc., Theoretical Pscyhology, University of Calgary, 2012
Ph.D. (Cand.), Theoretical Pscyhology, University of Calgary

 

   

 

 

Professional

 

Teaching Fields

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics for the Behavioural and Social Sciences
  • Theories of Personality

 

Professional Experience

  • 2017 - Present: Assistant Professor of Psychology, Providence University College
  • 2017 (Fall): Sessional instructor, St. Mary’s University, Calgary, Alberta
  • 2015 - 2017: Lecturer, Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta
  • 2014 - 2015: Sessional instructor, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
  • 2012 - 2015: Sessional instructor, Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta

 

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)
   
 

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)
   
 

Publications

 

Dissertations and 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 Uncharted territory: Psychosurgery in Western Canada, 1935-1970 (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).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 Ontario’s leucotomy program: The Role of Patient, Physician, and Profession (Unpublished master’s thesis).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.

 

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


Other 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

 

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.

 

Personal Interests

  Watching BBC crime dramas, listening to podcasts, travelling, yoga, going to museums and art galleries, playing with my two cats (Petra and Ninja)
 

 Provf Talks

   
 

Course Information

 

Course Syllabi

221.22 Research Methods

222.11 Introduction to Psychology I: Fundamentals

 

 

 
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