David Hodgins

David C Hodgins

Pronouns: he him


Associate Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Full Member

Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education

Adjunct Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-3371



Psychologist, College of Alberta Psychologists,

Educational Background

B.A. Psychology, Carleton University, 1981

Doctor of Philosophy Psychology, Queen's University, 1987

M.A. Psychology, Queen's University, 1983



Areas of Research


I am associated with the Program of Clinical Psychology as a core faculty. This accredited program provides doctoral level training in clinical psychology using a scientist - practitioner model. My research is focused on a number of aspects of addiction including understanding the process of recovery from gambling and substance abuse addictions. This line of research includes treatment research exploring the mechanisms underlying brief motivational treatments for gambling problems as well as applied research focusing on increasing treatment-seeking among affected individuals.

In addition, I am interested in understanding the functional relationship between addiction and other mental health comorbidities (e.g., depression and alcohol disorders, behavioural addictions).

Participation in university strategic initiatives


  • Great Supervisor- Faculty of Graduate Studies, 2018
  • Killam Annual Professor, The University of Calgary. 2017
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Expert, 2012
  • 2010 Scientific Achievement Award, National Center for Responsible Gaming. 2010
  • Excellence in Supervision Award, Psychologists Association of Alberta. 2011
  • Excellence in Supervision Award, Psychologists Association of Alberta, 2011
  • Lifetime Research Achievement Award, National Council on Problem Gambling. 2011
  • Scientific Achievement Award, US National Center for Responsible Gaming, 2010
  • Distinguished Research Award- Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Calgary. 2005
  • Distinguished Research Award, Faculty of Social Studies, University of Calgary, 2004
  • Outstanding Achievement in Supervision Award - Faculty of Graduate Studies, The University of Calgary. 2004
  • Outstanding Achievement in Supervision Award, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary, 2004
  • First Runner-up, President's Award, M.A. Dissertation Competition, Ontario Psychological Associations. 1984
  • Doctoral fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). 1986
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Province of Ontario. 1983
  • In course scholarship, Carleton University. 1981
  • Senator Frank Carrel Graduate Fellowship, Queen's University at Kingston. 1982
  • Summer undergraduate research award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). 1981
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. 2020
  • Fellow, Amercian Psychological Association. 2020
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada. 2024