Dr. John Wellesley Robinson

Dr. John Wellesley Robinson, PhD, R.Psych


Adjunct Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Oncology

Adjunct Associate Professor

Faculty of Arts , Department of Psychology


Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.355.3211

Admin Assistant

Marissa Mackenzie

Email: marissa.mackenzie@ahs.ca

Office: 403.355.3207



John W. Robinson, PhD, is an adjunct associate professor of Psychosocial Oncology and Clinical Psychology. He retired in June 2018 after a 30+ year career as clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and as a member of the Genital Urinary and Gynaecological Cancer Programs at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

He is the former Director of the Psychosocial Oncology Fellowship Program, Department of Oncology at the University of Calgary; Director of the Calgary Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program; Director of Ovarian Cancer Canada; and Executive member of the Genital Urinary Disease Site Committee and Quality of Life Committee of the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Group.

John’s primary research interest is in the creation and evaluation of interventions to assist patients and their partners to recover sexually after cancer treatment. He is widely published and his research has been funded by CIHR, Canadian Cancer Society, Ovarian Cancer Canada, Movember, Prostate Cancer Canada, Calgary Foundation, Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, and the Canadian Male Sexual Health Council.

He has been honoured with several awards. He received the CAPO Award for Clinical Excellence; U of C Department of Psychology award for research supervision, Luminary Award for Contributions to Education, Faculty of Medicine; Team Innovation Award from the Department of Oncology for the OASIS (Oncology and Sexuality and Survivorship) program; and the CAPO Innovation Award for the Androgen Deprivation Education Program which is based in the book he co-authored, Androgen Deprivation Therapy: An essential guide for patients and their loved ones.


Areas of Research

Area of Focus
  • Sexuality
  • GU
  • Gyne Psychosocial Oncology