Jill Robinson

Jill Robinson
Assistant Teaching Professor
Office: COR A216

Ph.D. (University of British Columbia Okanagan) Joined Department in 2022

Area of expertise

Teaching Stream, Clinical Psychology

My focus as a teaching professor and clinical psychologist is on teaching undergraduate courses in the Mental Health and Wellbeing stream. I teach in the areas of clinical psychology, theory of psychotherapy, and psychological disorders. My previous research focused on the broad relationships between cognition, substance use (cannabis in particular), personality, and youth. I am also interested in engaging students with active learning strategies in the classroom to provide a unique and useful educational experience in psychology. As a teaching professor, I do not supervise graduate students.



  • Pedagogy
  • Substance Use
  • Psychological Theory
  • Clinical Psychology


Representative Publications

Pilin, M.A., Robinson., J., Young, K., & Krank, M. Cognitions mediate the influence of personality on adolescent cannabis use initiation. (2022). Addictive Behaviour Reports, 15, 100425. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2022.100425

Pilin, M.A., Robinson, J., Dow-Fleisner, S., Sanchez, T.A., & Krank, M.D. (2021). Automatic cognitions as mediators of parental influence on adolescent cannabis use. Addictive Behaviours, 114, 106728. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106728  

Robinson, J., Copeland, C., Pilin, M.A., Meyer, A., & Krank, M.D. (2020). The impact of cannabis legalization in Canada on young adolescents’ perceptions. Journal of Drug Issues, 50(3), 235-241. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022042620908200

Krank, M. & Robinson, J. (2017). Dual cognitive processes and youth substance use: Risks and prevention. Current Addiction Reports, 4(4), 386-396. doi: 10.1007/s40429-017-0168-5