416-979-5000 ext. 2184
oprovostwalker@psych.ryerson.ca

Degree in Progress

MA Clinical Psychology

Degrees

2016 BA (Honours) Psychology, University of Ottawa

Research Interests

Olivia’s research interests include anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. She is specifically interested in examining cognitive and behavioural maintenance factors of body dysmorphic disorder, such as self-focused attention and reassurance-seeking. Olivia is also interested in ways visual processing differs in individuals with body dysmorphic disorder vs. other obsessive-compulsive related disorders.

Clinical Interests

Olivia is interested in evidence-based interventions such as cognitive-behavioural therapy. In 2019 she will begin her first practicum at the Psychology Training Clinic (Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital), where she will receive training in diagnostic assessment and psychological treatment.

Research Support

2018 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Conference Presentations

  • Provost-Walker, O., Ashbaugh, A.R., Lalumière M.L., Levaque, E., Kane, L. & Marinos, J. (2018, June). Biological sex and the impact of anxiety on sexual arousal. Poster presented at the International Congress on Applied Psychology, Montreal, QC.