Maddie Gregory

Maddie Gregory
Area of expertise

Clinical Psychology


Dr. Theone Paterson


Research Interests

My broad research (and clinical) interests focus on the well-being of older adults, particularly as it relates to dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. Specifically, I am interested in the intersection of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors such as physical activity, social connectedness, and genetics on the development and progression of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. I am also interested in the well-being and cognitive health of caregivers of people living with dementia, as well as the intersection of social policy and dementia. My focus is on aging and dementia research and clinical work, with the goal of maximizing and extending the cognitive integrity and independence of older adults.


Representative Publications

Turner, B. J., Switzer, A., Welch, B., Legg, N. K., Gregory, M. A., Phiri, P., Rathod, S., Paterson, T. S. E. Psychological Mediators of the Associations Between Pandemic-Related Stressors and Suicidal Ideation Across Three Periods of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada. Journal of Affective Disorders. Under Review.

Covey, T. J., Shucard, J. L., Wang, X., Gregory, M. A., Shucard, D. W. Cognitive Skill Learning in Multiple Sclerosis: A Meaningful Component of the Neuropsychological Profile. Brain & Cognition. Under Review.

Gregory, M. A., Legg, N. K., Senay, Z., Barden, J.-L., Rathod, S., Phiri, P., Turner, B. J. & Paterson, T. S. E. (2021). Mental Health and Social Connectedness Across the Adult Lifespan in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Canadian Journal on Aging/ La Revue canadienne du vieillissement, 40(4), 1-16.


Representative Presentations

Gregory, M. A., Henri-Bhargava, A., & Paterson, T. S. E. The Role of Physical Activity, Social Support and Genetic Risk in Age-Related Cognitive Decline Over Time: A UK Biobank Study. International Neuropsychological Society 51st Annual North American Meeting, February 1-4, 2023, San Diego, CA, USA. Accepted.

Gregory, M. A., Turner, B. J. & Paterson, T. S. E. (2021). Mental Health and Social Connectedness Across the Adult Lifespan in the Context of COVID-19. Association for Psychological Science Virtual Convention, May 26-27, Virtual.

Gregory, M. A., Covey, T. J., Shucard, J. L. & Shucard, D. W. Increased Midfrontal Theta-Band Power During an N-Back Task Following Working Memory Training. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2020 Annual Meeting, May 2-5, Virtual.


Recent Awards

  • 2022: University of Victoria Psychology Graduate Award (category: community-engaged research)
  • 2021-2022: Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s, Canadian Institute of Health Research
  • 2021: Dr. Robert Michael Peet Graduate Scholarship, University of Victoria,
  • 2021: University of Victoria Psychology Graduate Award (category: research publication)
  • 2020-2022: BC SUPPORT Unit Vancouver Island Centre Graduate Fellowship for Patient-Oriented Research