Email: afiocco@psych.ryerson.ca
Telephone: 416-979-5000, ext. 3008                                                                                                              Twitter: @jazzfiocco

Biography

Dr. Alexandra J. Fiocco is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University and is an Adjunct Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute. Her research training is multidisciplinary, including psychology, neuroscience, and epidemiology. Dr. Fiocco is also a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as defined by the University of California San Diego Mindfulness-based Professional Training Institute.

To date, Dr. Fiocco has published over 54 peer-reviewed scientific papers and three book chapters, in the areas of stress, cognitive aging, and mindfulness. She has presented at a number of knowledge transfer events, including national and international scientific conferences, public library presentations, brown bag talks, provincially supported community talks, and media interviews. Outside of her research, Dr. Fiocco offers mindfulness training workshops in the community.

Along with her collaborative initiatives within Aging research networks, including the Quebec Longitudinal Study on Nutrition and Aging, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, Dr. Fiocco’s research takes a comprehensive approach in understanding multidimensional predictors of cognitive health and further investigates evidence-based prevention strategies that may help maintain cognitive health in late life.

Dr. Fiocco supervises both clinical and psychological science graduate students and undergraduate students in the honours thesis stream in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University.

 

Recent Publications: See Publication page