Magali Dufour, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Sherbrooke, HERMES Team (Canada)
Magali Dufour obtained her B.Sc in psychology at Université de Montréal in 1994, and her Ph.D. in psychology, where she specialized in intervention research, at Université de Montréal in 2000. As a clinical psychologist she was trained at Université de Montréal and Centre Dollard Cormier in individual therapy among patients presenting concomitant mental health problems. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the resiliency of women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.
In her capacity as a professor at the study and research center for drug addiction at University of Sherbrooke, Dr. Dufour is involved in both teaching and research. She played an important role in the development of the graduate program in drug addiction intervention. She also teaches classes on comorbidity, pathological gambling, and trauma. At the undergraduate level, she teaches a class on crisis intervention. Professor Dufour is also actively involved in research on dependencies without drug use, such as gambling and cyberaddiction. She is currently leading studies on poker players and cyberaddicted individuals.
She actively contributes to different research projects on gambling. Her research interests include longitudinal studies, poker, pathological gambling, cyber-addiction, and comorbidity problems. She is a lead researcher at Institut Universitaire sur les dépendences and at the Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital Charles Lemoyne (CR-HCLM), and is a member of the HERMES team. She pursues her clinical work with people suffering from anxiety disorder, and other mental health problems.