Registered Clinical Psychologist

Dayna Lee-Baggley, Ph.D., R. Psych.




Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She obtained her Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in health psychology from the University of British Columbia. She holds an Assistant Professor appointment in the Department of Family Medicine and cross-appointments in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University and an Adjunct Professor appointment in the Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary’s University.

She works as a Clinical Health Psychologist at Cancer Care Nova Scotia and as a Trainer and Researcher of the Behaviour Change Institute. She is the past-president of the Atlantic Canada Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and the vice-chair of the Halifax Chapter of the Canadian Obesity Network. She was the recipient of the 2017 Women of Excellence Award for her contributions to Health, Sport and Wellness (Canadian Progress Club Halifax Cornwallis).

She has a small private practice for individual and couples therapy and is a Certified Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) Couples Therapist. Her areas of expertise include adapting to chronic health conditions, professional resiliency, managing and treating obesity, and facilitating health behavior change.

She is an active trainer and supervisor in Motivational Communication, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Behaviour Change Counselling and Emotion Focused Therapy for couples. In the last 5 years she has presented over 50 workshops and presentations to more than 3,000 healthcare providers, researchers, and members of the general public.



Dayna Lee-Baggley, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

(pronouns she/her/hers)

She has an active research program on behavior change, obesity, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Lee-Baggley has been funded by local, provincial, and national research granting agencies. She has over 35 peer-reviewed publications and over 110 scholarly presentations.