Dr. Jill Robinson (she/her) is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria. Jill teaches several mental health courses in the Mental Health and Wellbeing stream of the undergraduate program.
Dr. Jill Robinson was born and raised on the prairies in Canada. She hails from a small rural town in Saskatchewan. Jill obtained a Bachelor of Arts with High Honours in Psychology in 2014 from the University of Regina. She went on to pursue graduate training in clinical psychology and completed a Master’s degree (2018) and PhD (2022) in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus with Dr. Marvin Krank. Jill’s thesis and dissertation research focused on cannabis and cognition in adolescents and young adults. More broadly, Jill has spent time researching substance use, prevention methods, and the impacts of cognition on initiation or increase in use of substances. Throughout her graduate training, Jill completed clinical training and practica in a variety of settings including the UBC|O Psychology Clinic and the Kelowna General Hospital McNair Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Jill returned to Saskatchewan to complete her final residency year in clinical psychology at the Regina Mental Health Clinic at the Saskatchewan Health Region.
During her PhD training, Jill had the opportunity to develop and teach a 3rd year psychology course (Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Psychotherapy) during the summer session for several years. Through this fortuitous experience, Jill fell in love with teaching, paying homage to her Mom and Grandmother who were both dedicated educators.
Jill is currently the Acting Clinic Director of the UVic Psychology Clinic and also spends limited time providing psychological services in private practice in Victoria, BC.