Research summary

As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Holmqvist aims to integrate her scholarly activity with her clinical work and teaching.

She is involved in ongoing projects related to evaluating different models of service delivery, knowledge translation activities around evidence-based practice and initiatives in the education of healthcare professionals, including psychologists.

She has a long-standing interest in interprofessional education and collaboration as one means of improving patient safety and satisfaction.

She also has contributed to work reviewing and critiquing the literature on approaches to the primary prevention of mental health disorders and chronic disease.

Research themes

  • Clinical psychology
  • Health psychology

Research interests

  • Evidence-based practice in psychology
  • Improving delivery of psychological services
  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
  • Interprofessional education and collaborative care
  • Primary prevention of mental health disorders

Research groups

  • University of Manitoba Primary Prevention Team
  • Behavioural Sleep Medicine Research and Evaluation Unit


Dr. Maxine Holmqvist is an associate professor in clinical health psychology at the University of Manitoba.

She serves as the faculty lead for clinical health psychology for undergraduate medical education and is a long-standing clinical teacher in the Max Rady College of Medicine, where she has mentored trainees in primary care and hospital settings.

She is a past-chair of the clinical section of the Canadian Psychological Association, and currently is working with a national team of experts building a web-based resource for Evidence-Based Practice in psychology.

Her research interests include the primary prevention of mental health disorders, psychological influences on health behaviour, improving health care delivery and interprofessional education and collaborative care.


Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, University of Saskatchewan (2009)

Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) Honours Psychology, Bishop’s University (2000)


Mental Health & Prevention Article of the Year Award (2019)

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Clinical Health Psychology
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