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Assistant Professor

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Dr. Leanne Quigley is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology PsyD Program in the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada and a clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Quigley’s research focuses on the interplay between cognitive and emotional factors in the etiology and treatment of emotional disorders, particularly depression. She has studied biases in cognitive processes, such as executive functioning and attention, in depressed and remitted depressed populations. Some of her other projects have focused on emotion regulation and avoidance in depression, psychometric evaluation of measures of cognitive vulnerability factors, and cognitive mediation of treatment response in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression. Dr. Quigley teaches Cognitive Therapy (PSC 6497), Statistics (PSA 6280), and Data Analysis (PSC 6537).

Research Grants:

2019 - 2022    Quilty, L.C. (co-PI), Quigley, L. (co-PI), Dobson, K.S. (co-I), & Lam, R. (co-I) Cognitive Control and Vulnerability to Major Depression. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. $409,276 CAD.


2015 - 2017    Quigley, L. (co-PI), Prentice, J. (co-PI), Hodgins, D.C. (co-I), & Dobson, K.S. (co-I). Public Stigma of Gambling Disorder: Attitudes toward Gambling and the Effect of Labels. Alberta Gambling Research Institute. $10,000 CAD.



2018 – 2021 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship (Declined)


2017 – 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


2012 – 2015 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Representative publications:


Wen, A., Quigley, L., Yoon, K. L., & Dobson, K. S. (In press). Emotion regulation variability in current and remitted depression. Clinical Psychological Science.


Quigley, L., Wen, A., & Dobson, K.S. (2020). Cognitive control over emotional information in current and remitted depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2020.103658


Quigley, L., Prentice, J., Warren, J. T., Quilty, L. C., Dobson, K. S., & Hodgins, D. C. (2019). What’s in a name? Evaluating the public stigma of gambling disorder. Journal of Gambling Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10899-019-09924-2


      Quigley, L., Dozois, D.J.A., Bagby R.M., Lobo, D.S.S., Ravindran, L., & Quilty, L.C. (2019). Cognitive change in cognitive behavioural therapy versus pharmacotherapy for depression: A longitudinal mediation analysis. Psychological Medicine, 49(15), 2626-2634. doi: 10.1017/S0033291718003653


Newman, K., Quigley, L., Fernandez, A., Dobson, K., & Sears, C. (2019). Concurrent and prospective relations between attentional biases for emotional images and relapse to depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 43(5), 893–909. doi: 10.1007/s10608-019-10017-y


Sears, C. R., Quigley, L., Fernandez, A., Newman, K. R., & Dobson, K. S. (2019). The reliability of attentional biases for emotional images measured using a free-viewing eye-tracking paradigm. Behavior Research Methods, 51, 2748 - 2760. doi: 10.3758/s13428-018-1147-z


Quigley, L., Wen, A., & Dobson, K. S. (2017). Avoidance and depression vulnerability: An examination of avoidance in remitted and currently depressed individuals. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 97, 183 – 188. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2017.07.015


Quigley, L., Wright, C. A., Dobson, K. S., & Sears, C. R. (2017). Measuring attentional control ability or beliefs? Evaluation of the factor structure and convergent validity of the Attentional Control Scale. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 39(4), 742–754. doi: 10.1007/s10862-017-9617-7 


Soltani, S., Newman, K., Quigley, L., Fernandez, A., Dobson, K. S., & Sears, C. R. (2015). Temporal changes in attention to sad and happy faces distinguish currently and previously depressed individuals from never depressed individuals. Psychiatry Research, 230(2), 454 – 463. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.09.036  


Nelson, A. L., Purdon, C., Quigley, L., Carriere, J., & Smilek, D. (2015). Distinguishing the roles of trait and state anxiety on the nature of anxiety-related attentional biases to threat using a free viewing eye movement paradigm. Cognition and Emotion, 29, 504 - 526. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2014.922460


Dobson, K. S., Quigley, L., & Dozois, D. J. A. (2014). Toward an integration of interpersonal risk models of depression and cognitive-behaviour therapy. Australian Psychologist, 49, 328 – 336. doi: 10.1111/ap.12079


Quigley, L., & Dobson, K. S. (2014). An examination of trait, spontaneous, and instructed emotion regulation in dysphoria. Cognition and Emotion, 28, 622 – 635. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2013.848786


Quigley, L., Nelson, A. L., Carriere, J., Smilek, D., & Purdon, C. (2012). The effects of trait and state anxiety on the time course of attention to emotional images. Cognition and Emotion. 26, 1390 - 1411. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2012.662892

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