My program of research is focused on concussion, with particular interest in understanding the complex network of social, cognitive, and affective factors related to poor outcomes. In addition, I am working to develop technology-facilitated mindfulness-based interventions for the treatment of individuals with persistent symptoms postconcussion.

Cassetta, B., Cairncross, M., Brasher, P., Panenka, W., Silverberg, N. (Accepted, Rehabilitation Psychology). Fear Avoidance and Endurance Behavior after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Natural History and Association with Disability Outcomes.

Snell, D., Siegert, R., Debert, C., Cairncross, M., Silverberg, N. (2020). Evaluation of the Fear Avoidance Behavior in Traumatic Brain Injury Questionnaire. Journal of neurotrauma. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1089/neu.2019.6729

Cairncross, M., & Miller, C. J. (2020). The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Therapies on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Meta-Analytic Review. Journal of Attention Disorders, 24(5):627-643. doi: 10.1177/1087054715625301.

Cairncross, M., Milosevic, A., Struble, C., Ellis, J., Ledgerwood, D.M. (2019). Clinical and personality characteristics of problem and pathological gamblers with and without symptoms of adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. Epub ahead of print.

Struble, C., Ellis, J.D., Cairncross, M., Lister, J.J., Lundahl, L. (2019). Demographic, Cannabis Use, and Depressive Correlates of Cannabis Use Consequences in Regular Cannabis Users.The American Journal on Addictions.28(80)

Ellis, J., Cairncross, M., Struble, C., Carr, M., Ledgerwood, D.M., Lundahl, L. (2018). Correlates of Treatment Retention and Opioid Misuse among Postpartum Women in Methadone Treatment. Journal of Addiction Medicine. 13(2): 153-158.

Ellis, J.D., Lister, J. J., Struble, A., Cairncross, M., Carr, M.M., Ledgerwood, D.M. (2017). Client and clinician-rated characteristics of problem gamblers with and without history of gambling-related illegal behaviors. Addictive Behaviors, 84, 1-6.

Cairncross, M., Peterson, A., Lazosky, A., Gofton, T., & Weijer, C. (2016). Assessing decision-making capacity in patients with communication impairments: a case study. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics: Clinical Neuroethics, 25, 691-699.

Ostojic, D., Brooker, B., Cairncross, M., & Miller C. J. (2016). Psychosocial status in emerging adult females: Impact of pubertal timing and ADHD symptoms. Psychology and Education, 53, 61- 69

Cairncross, M., Veselka, L., Schermer, J. A., & Vernon, P. A. (2013). A behavioural genetic analysis of alexithymia and the Dark Triad traits of personality. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 16, 690-697.

University of Western Ontario, 2012, BSc, honors specialization in Psychology
University of Windsor, 2015, M.A., Clinical Psychology, specialization in Neuropsychology
University of Windsor, 2019, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, specialization in Neuropsychology
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