Daniel McGrath

Dr. Daniel McGrath

Pronouns: He/Him


Senior Research Fellow

Alberta Gambling Research Institute

Associate Dean

University of Calgary


Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Contact information


Educational Background

Bachelor of Arts Psychology, Mount Allison University, 2003

Bachelor of Busniness Administration Marketing, Cape Breton University, 2001

Business Technology Marketing, New Brunswick Community Colleges, 1999

Doctor of Philosophy Psychology, Dalhousie University, 2013

Master of Science - Masters Marketing and Consumer Studies, University of Guelph, 2006


Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
PSYC 305 History of Psychological Thought


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ontario Mental Health Foundation. 2016
  • Finalist for Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2013
  • Finalist for the 2013 Dalhousie University Doctoral Dissertation Award for Best Thesis in the Natural and Medical Sciences and Engineering, Dalhousie University. 2013
  • Nominated for the 2014 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award in recognition of teaching excellence within the Faculty of Science, Mount Allison University. 2013
  • Dalhousie Graduate Scholarship, Dalhousie University. 2011
  • Doctorate Fellowship, Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre. 2011
  • Doctorate Fellowship, 2008
  • Doctorate Student Research Award, Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation. 2008
  • Doctorate Student Research Award, 2007
  • Doctorate Student Research Award, Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation. 2008
  • Tibor I. Barsony Award, 2005


  • Tobacco Dependence. S Hofmann; S Stewart; Judit Smits. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.. 1299-1314. (2014)
  • Co-Morbid Smoking and Gambling: The Influence of Nicotine and Tobacco Administration on Gambling Disorder. V. R. Preedy; E. V. Ritchie; Daniel . McGrath; D. C. Hodgins. Elsevier. 20-Oct. (2019)

In the News

  • A Problematic Escape: The Interaction Between Smoking and Gambling. The Brief Addiction Science Information Resource (BASIS). (2017)

More Information

I am interested in applications from prospective graduate students in the psychology program (not clinical psychology). My research focus is primarily behavioral finance (e.g., cryptocurrency, financial speculation, trading, investing), personality (e.g., HEXACO) and behavioral addictions (e.g., disordered gambling, gaming).