Dr. Corey Mackenzie

Dr. Corey Mackenzie, Ph.D., C. Psych., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, Adjunct Professor in Psychiatry, and a Research Affiliate with the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Mackenzie received his honours B.A. in psychology from the University of Alberta, his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Queen’s University, and he completed his predoctoral internship at Baycrest in Toronto. He is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Psychological Association of Manitoba. Dr. Mackenzie’s clinical interests include cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based therapies with younger and older adults suffering from mood, anxiety, and adjustment-related concerns.

Dr. Mackenzie’s Aging and Mental Health Laboratory uses both primary quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as secondary analyses of national surveys, to investigate ways of improving older adults’ mental health. A primary focus of the lab is on barriers to older adults’ use of mental health services to inform policy aimed at enhancing their access to effective mental health treatment. A second topic of interest in the lab is in psychological factors that either promote well-being in later life (e.g., mindfulness) or that hinder it (e.g., ageism). Dr. Mackenzie has published 87 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 13 book chapters. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the journal Aging & Mental Health and has received numerous awards for his research and teaching at the University of Manitoba. His research laboratory is currently funded by grants from CIHR, SSHRC, and Research Manitoba.