Gillian Russell

(She, Her, Hers)
Gillian Russell
Adjunct Instructor
Rydal Executive Plaza, 3rd floor

Gillian Russell is an assistant research professor in Penn State Abington Criminal Justice Research Center. Gillian holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of British Columbia Okanagan, an MSc in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge, and is completing her Ph.D. in Evolution and Behaviour at the University of Lethbridge. Her research has primarily focused on how cognitions influence addictive behaviour, with a particular focus on gambling. She is currently the principal investigator on a major research grant from the Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) that she received for her ongoing research evaluating the effectiveness of comprehensive school-based prevention programming for gambling, alcohol and cannabis use utilizing both implicit and explicit cognitive methods. Through Penn State she is currently managing the Interactive Gaming Assessment that seeks to examine the impacts of interactive gaming in Pennsylvania.

Implicit cognitions, explicit cognitions, addictions, gambling, video gaming.

Ph.D. (ABD), Evolution and Behaviour, University of Lethbridge
MSc, Psychology, University of Lethbridge
BSc, Psychology, University of British Columbia Okanagan