Dr. Gabrielle Wilcox

PsyD, NCSP, RPsych


Associate Professor

Werklund School of Education, Specialization, School and Applied Child Psychology

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Full Member

Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Owerko Centre

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.220.2534

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Clayton MacGillivray
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Email: clmacgil@ucalgary.ca
Twitter: @UCalgaryEduc


Educational Background

Doctorate of Psychology Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2009

Master's of Science Pyschology, Millersville University, 2001

Bachelor of Science in Education English Education, Millersville University, 1997


In January 2013, Dr. Wilcox moved to Alberta from Pennsylvania, where she spent most of her life. She is married with two teenaged sons. She earned a BSE in English Education and an MS in School Psychology at Millersville University. She practiced as a school psychologist for eight years, primarily serving students with intellectual disabilities or severe emotional/ behavioral problems, before completing her PsyD in School Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in 2009. She completed post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology. She practiced as a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, primarily working in pediatric neuropsychology, until joining the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Dr. Wilcox is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Hotchkiss Brain Institute 
  • Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education 
  • Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI)
  • Owerko Centre
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Trainers of School Psychologists
  • Canadian Psychological Association 
  • LD & ADHD Network - Calgary Region (https://ldadhdnetwork.ca/)
  • Learning Disability Association of Alberta - Vice President (https://ldalberta.ca/)


Areas of Research

Theoretical Orientations:
  • cognitive-behavioural
Scholarly Activity

Dr. Wilcox’s current research focuses on improving our understanding of how to support student learning and preparation for post-school requirements. Specific areas of research which contribute to this include neuropsychology for intervention, mental health in schools, transition planning, and university-level instruction.

Students interested in working with Dr. Wilcox are strongly encouraged to set up a meeting to discuss research interests and goodness of fit.

  • Mental health
  • School neuropsychology
  • Reading and writing assessment and intervention
  • Developmental psychopathology: AD/HD and disruptive disorders of childhood
  • Collaborative and expanding role of school psychologists
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Transition-age youth

Participation in university strategic initiatives


  • Impact Assessment Study: Calgary Reading Comprehension Assessment of Shoelace Reading Comprehension Program 
    • Role: Principal Investigator
    • Funded by: UCEED
    • Dates: June 2023 - June 2024
  • Integrated School Support Program Provincial Expansion Program Evaluation 

    • Role: Principal Investigator
    • Funded by: Calgary Police Youth Foundation
    • Dates: December 2022 - December 2026


  • Standards for Child and Youth Mental Health Services for Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette Syndrome Across Alberta: Understanding Knowledge Gaps and Implementation Challenges, and Following Health Outcomes 
    • Role: Co-Investigator
    • Funded by CIHR Catalyst Grant: Towards Pan-Canadian Standards for Children and Youth Mental Health Services 
    • Dates: February 2023 - February 2024
  • The experiences of parents seeking special education services for their child with a disability 
    • Role: Co-Investigator
    • Funded by SSHRC Insight Development Grant
    • Dates: July 2022 - June 2023


  • School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference, 2015
  • School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference, Society for the Study of School Psychology. 2015
  • University of Calgary Teaching Award for Curriculum Development, 2015
  • University of Calgary Teaching Award for Educational Leadership in an Informal Role, 2015
  • Werklund School Leadership Education Award, 2015
  • John F. Steinman Fellowship, John F. Steinman Fellowship Fund. 2006


More Information

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Wilcox before applying for the program.