Dean Carcone, M.A.

Ph.D. Program in Counselling and Clinical Psychology 

(Field: Clinical Psychology)

Department of Psychological Clinical Science

University of Toronto

(Co-Supervised by Professor Andy Lee)

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Honours B.Sc., Biology & Psychology, McMaster University

M.A., Counselling and Clinical Psychology (Field: Clinical Psychology), University of Toronto


2017 – 2020: CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship

2017: Ontario Volunteer Service Youth Award

2016: Canadian Psychological Association's Certificate of Academic Excellence

2016: University of Toronto Scarborough Graduate Student Research Award

2015: Ontario Graduate Scholarship

2014: W.L. Mackenzie King Memorial Open Scholarship

2014: NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship 

2014: John Bassili Memorial Scholarship

Research Interests:

Dean is interested in the complex relationship between mental illness, cumulative stress, and the brain. His research examines how the experience of stressful life events can influence the structure and function of the brain across different forms of mental illness. His dissertation adopts a trans-diagnostic approach to the study of this relationship in a mixed patient/control sample, focusing on how memory ability and related brain structures and function are disrupted following chronic stress.