Gabrielle Wilcox

Associate Professor, PsyD, RPsyc


Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Millersville University


Millersville University

Contact information


Office: 403.220.2534


Main Campus : EDT536

Research and Scholarly Activity

Research areas

  • Mental health
  • School neuropsychology
  • Reading and writing assessment and intervention
  • Developmental psychopathology: AD/HD and disruptive disorders of childhood
  • Collaborative and expanding role of school psychologists
  • Intellectual disabilities


Dr. Wilcox’s current research focuses on improving our understanding of how to support student learning and preparation for post-school requirements. Specific areas of research which contribute to this include neuropsychology for intervention, mental health in schools, transition planning, and university-level instruction.

Current Projects:

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): TICS: Transcranial magnetic stimulation for intervening in children with Tourette’s Syndrome  2018-2021 (PI: Frank MacMaster, Paul Croarkin, Ashley Harris, Adam Kirton, Alberto Nettle-Aguirre, Tamara Pringsheim, Gabrielle Wilcox, & Ephrem Zewdie)
  • Pathways to Innovation Integration of Addiction and Mental Health (AHS): Enhancing systems collaboration for high-risk youth with mental health disorders and addictions  September 2017-September 2018 (PI: Gina Dimitropoulos, Frank P. MacMaster, Paul Arnold, Angelique Jenney, Rebecca Saah, Deinera Exner, Sheri Madigan, Glenda McQueen, Gabrielle Wilcox, Anne-Marie McLaughlin, David Nicholas, Susan Samuel, Andrew Mackie, Kristin Cleverly, & Alan McLuckie)
  • Pediatric Norming of Motor Functions Tests - unfunded study (PI: Gabrielle Wilcox; Co-Investigator: David Nordstokke)
  • Brain and Mental Health Strategic Research Fund - Mental Health and School Success: A Pilot Cohort Study of an Adolescent Population - July 2016-June 2018 (PIs: Paul Arnold, Jean Addington, Andrew Bulloch, Gina Dimitripoulos,Nicole Letourneau, Alan McLukie; Co-Investigators:  Carly McMorris, David Nordstokke, Scott Patten, Tamara Pringsheim, Jian Li Wang, & Gabrielle Wilcox)

Theoretical Orientations:

  • cognitive-behavioural


In January 2013, Dr. Wilcox moved to Alberta from Pennsylvania, where she spent most of her life. She is married with two teenaged sons. She earned a BSE in English Education and an MS in School Psychology at Millersville University. She practiced as a school psychologist for eight years, primarily serving students with intellectual disabilities or severe emotional/ behavioral problems, before completing her PsyD in School Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in 2009. She completed post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology, where she practiced as a licensed psychologist until joining the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Dr. Wilcox is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Hotchkiss Brain Institute - Full Member
  • Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education - Associate Member
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • National Association of School Psychologists - DistanCE committee member
  • Trainers of School Psychologists
  • Canadian Psychological Association - Education and Training Committee Member
  • LD & ADHD Network - Calgary Region


See Research Gate for additional items: 

  • Wilcox, G., McQuay, J., Blackstaffe, A., Perry, R., & Hawe, P. (2018). Supporting academic engagement in boys and girls. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 33(3), 179-192. doi: 10.1177/08129573517703239
  • Donlevy, K., Schroeder, M., &  Wilcox, G. (2018). Medical assistance in dying: Implications for Canadian classrooms and the academy. Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education. doi:10.1007/s10780-018-9335-4
  • Wilcox, G., McQuay, J., & Jones, K. (accepted). Transitioning to adulthood as a young person with an Intellectual Disability: Two case studies of mothers’ perceptions. Alberta Journal of Educational Research
  • Jones. K., Nordstokke, D. Wilcox, G., Noel, M., & Schroeder, M. (2018). The “work of childhood”: Understanding school functioning in children with chronic pain. Pain Management. doi:10.2217/pmt-2017-0048
  • Lock, J. V., Kim, B., Koh, K., & Wilcox, G. (2018). Navigating the tensions of innovative assessment and pedagogy in higher education. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 9(1)Retrieved from
  • Gray, C., Wilcox, G., & Nordstokke, D. (2017). Teacher mental health, school climate, inclusive education, and student learning: A review. Canadian Psychology, 58(3), 203-210. doi:10.1037/cap00001117
  • Wilcox, G., & Schroeder, M. (2017). An academic’s ethical obligation for self-care. Journal of Educational Thought, 50(2&3), 80-97. 
  • Wilcox, G., & Lock, J. V. (2017). Student perceptions of online practicum: A case study. International Journal on E-Learning, 16(2), 215-228.
  • Wilcox, G., McQuay, J., Blackstaffe, A., Perry, R., & Hawe, P. (December 2016). Twenty Percent of the variance between students in academic engagement is explained by grade level, gender, family affluence, anxiety, and social support. School Psychology Forum: Research in Practice, (10)4, 397-409.
  • Hale, J. B., Wilcox, G., & Reddy, L. A. (June 2016). Neuropsychological assessment. In J. C. Norcorss, G. R. VandenBos, & D. H. Freedheim (Eds.). APA handbook of clinical psychologyVol. III Clinical psychology: Applications and methods. (pp.139-166). R. Krishnamurthy (Vol. Ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Wilcox, G., & Heudes, A. (2016). Clinical reasoning in the assessment and planning for intervention in oppositional defiant disorder. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 1-13. doi:10.1177/0829573516659935
  • Dixon, S., & Wilcox, G. (2016). The counselling implications of neurotheology: A critical review. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 18(2), 91-107. doi: 10.1080/19349637.2015.1064804.
  • Wilcox, G. & Schroeder, M. (2015). What comes before report writing? Attending to clinical reasoning and thinking errors in school psychology. Journal of Psycholoeducational Assessment, 33(7), 652-661. doi: 10.1177/0734282914562212.