Erin L. Mazerolle

Dr. Erin Mazerolle is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where she is also cross-appointed to the Department of Computer Science. In addition, Erin holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University.

Erin uses advanced functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques to understand the interactions between brain function and blood supply in the healthy brain and cerebrovascular disease. Ongoing projects in Erin's lab also include the development and evaluation of neuroscience knowledge translation activities and using freely-available databases to attempt to replicate existing fMRI studies.


The Mazerolle lab has been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada Discovery Grant and Discovery Launch Supplement! See the story here.

Lab members Kathryn Isenor, Haley Keenan, and Tristan Pye participated in the recent hackathon organized by CARET (Collaboration for Analytics Research, Education, and Technology) and Engage Nova Scotia. The team created the winning infographic on education and time use. Congratulations!


Current Lab Members

Kathryn Isenor

I am an honours psychology graduate from StFX University. My current research focus is ADHD knowledge translation which has led me to an interest in pursuing school psychology. I want to make a difference for neurodivergent students by improving teacher understanding of the neuroscience of ADHD and other disorders that may affect classroom behaviour and performance.

Haley Keenan

Originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, Haley is currently entering her 4th year at St. Francis Xavier University in the honours in psychology program. Haley’s current research involves analyzing resting-state fMRI in order to investigate the role of the default mode network in the superior memory capabilities demonstrated in a group of older individuals called “superagers”.

Tristan Pye

I’m from Maitland, Nova Scotia, and will be entering my 4th year at St. Francis Xavier University this coming fall in the honours psychology program. My research will focus on cerebral blood flow in multiple sclerosis patients. My goal is to further enhance my learning and apply for a graduate program in psychiatry in the following year.

Publications and Presentations

Review Articles

Selected Recent Research Articles

Selected Recent Conference Presentations


Updated July 2020



Erin enjoys working with multiple not-for-profit and university-based organizations that promote science and technology to youth.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Brain Awareness Week volunteer (2009-2011)
    Youth outreach events (classroom workshops, activities at science centres, activities with girl guide groups). Society for Neuroscience, Halifax Chapter, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Brain Bee coordinator (2010-2011)
    Annual neuroscience competition for students in grades 9-12. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Leader/mentor (2005-2008)
    Industry, Technology and Science (ITS) for Girls! (bimonthly all-girl science and technology adventure club). SuperNOVA at Dalhousie University.