Dr. Lee-Baggley has over 35 peer-reviewed publications and over 110 academic presentations.

Dr. Lee-Baggley has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She holds an Assistant Professor appointment in the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University and cross appointments with the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, and the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Science at Dalhousie University.

Dr. Lee-Baggley has a part time teaching appointment and Adjunct Professor appointment in the Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary’s University.

She has been funded by local, provincial, and national granting organizations. For more details please click here for her CV.

programs of research

Dr. Lee-Baggley’s program of research includes the following areas:

Treatment and management of obesity

This research focuses on low-cost, sustainable interventions such as brief interventions and technology (e.g., smarphone apps) using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Coping with chronic disease

My colleagues and I are currently validating a measure to assess “chronic disease distress” in individuals with end-stage liver disease and individuals on dialysis as well as developing interventions to treat chronic disease distress. I am also collaborating on a CIHR-funded, randomized waitlist-design intervention to help individuals with chronic conditions in the workplace better manage their chronic disease and stay engaged in the workforce (

Professional resiliency

This research involves ongoing projects using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to support healthcare providers to engage in self-care and improve behavioral effectiveness in the workplace.

Behaviour change and chronic disease management

This includes outcome research through the Behaviour Change Institute on our competency based training for healthcare providers in behaviour change skills. In addition, we are currently validating interventions to promote professional readiness for change to learn behaviour change skills.

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