Nick Harris

B.A. (Hons) St. Mary's University, Ph.D. Lakehead University

Associate Professor

Office: SN3087
Phone: (709) 864-7676
Affiliation: Clinical


Nick is from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed his B.A. (Hons) in Psychology at St. Mary’s University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University. His Internship training was completed at the Northern Ontario Psychology Internship Consortium (NORPIC) within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Stream. He moved to St. John’s Newfoundland in 2014 and joined the Department of Psychology at Memorial University in August 2016. Nick holds a clinical practice as a Clinical Psychologist working primarily with youth and their families struggling with co-morbid mental health and substance use issues. Nick’s research interests are within the areas of substance use and behavioural addictions. Currently, research areas of specific interest to Nick are cannabis use disorder and internet gaming disorder in youth and young adult populations. 



Wilkins, L., Rash, J., Fawcett, J., Harris, N. (In press). Evaluation of the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale (SURPS) in a recreational video game playing population. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-14.  Manuscript number: IJMH-D-20-01148R2.

Harris-Lane, L., Hesson, J., Fowler, K., & Harris, N. (2021). Positive mental health in youth with ADHD: Exploring the role of social support. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 40(1). doi:110.7870/cjcmh-2021-002

Harris, N., Hollett, K. B., & Remedios, J. (2020). Facets of competitiveness as predictors of problem video gaming among players of massively multiplayer online first-person shooter games. Current Psychology, 1-10doi: 10.1007/s12144-020-00886-y  

Harris, L., Winters, E., & Harris, N. (2020). Young adult perceptions of cannabis use based on age and sex of user. Emerging Adulthood. doi: 10.1177/2167696820930862

Squires, L. R., Hollett, K. B., Hesson, J., & Harris, N. (2020). Psychological distress, emotion dysregulation, and coping behaviour: A theoretical perspective of problematic smartphone use. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 19(4), 1284-1299. doi:10.1007/s11469-020-00224-0

Hollett, K. B., & Harris, N. (2020). Dimensions of emotion dysregulation associated with problem video gaming, Addiction Research and Theory28(1), 38-45doi: 10.1080/16066359.2019.1579801

Winters, E., & Harris, N. (2019). The impact of Indigenous identity and treatment seeking intention on the stigmatization of substance use. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 28(1), 1-16doi: doi:10.1007/s11469-019-00162-6

Greenham, J., Harris, G., Hollett. K. B., & Harris, N. (2019). Turnover intention in school guidance counselors. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 47(6), 727-743doi: 10.1080/03069885.2019.1644613

Harris, N., Case, E., & Sheppard, H. (2018). Predoctoral Internship training: Psychology Intern perspectives on an Internship rotation targeting supervision competency development. The Clinical Supervisor, 37(2), 278-297. doi:10.1080/07325223.2017.1421110  

Harris, N., Brazeau, J. N. R., Rawana, E. P., Brownlee, K., & Klein, R. (2017). Self-perceived strengths among adolescents with and without substance abuse problems. Journal of Drug Issues, 47(2), 277-288. doi:10.1177/00220426-6687-18

Harris, N., Brazeau, J. N. R., Rawana, E. P., Brownlee, K., & Mazmanian, D. (2016). A preliminary examination of a strengths-based treatment for adolescent substance use issues. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 50(2), 145-163Available at 

Harris, N., & Mazmanian, D. (2016). Cognitive behavioural therapy for problem gamblers who gamble over the Internet: A controlled study. Journal of Gambling Issues, (33)10, 170-188. doi: 10.4309/jgi.2016.33.10

Harris, N., & Mazmanian, D. (2016). Problem Internet gamblers’ perspectives on cognitive behavioural group therapy. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-11. doi:10.1007/s11469-015-9622-6

Harris, N., Newby, J., & Rupert, K. (2014). Competitiveness facets and sensation-seeking as predictors of problem gambling among a sample of university student gamblers. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31(2), 385-396. doi:10.1007/s10899-013-9431-4

Harris, G. E., Dupuis, L., Mugford, G. J., Johnston, L., Haase, D., Page, G., Haldane, H., Harris, N., Midodzi, W., & Dow, G. (2014). Patterns and correlates of cannabis use among people with HIV in Maritime Canada. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology, 25(1), 1-7.

Harris, N., Mazmanian, D., & Jamieson, J. (2013). Trust in Internet gambling and its association with problem gambling in university students. Journal of Gambling Issues, 28(5), 1-7. doi: 10.4309/jgi.2013.28.5

Clarkson, A., Harris, N., Brazeau, J. N. R., Brownlee, K., Rawana, E. P., & Neckoway, R. (2013). Initial therapeutic alliance and treatment engagement of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth in a residential treatment centre for substance abuse. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 22(2), 1-17. doi:10.1080/15313204.2013.785375

Conrad, N. J., Harris, N., & Williams, J. (2012). Individual differences in children’s literacy development: The contribution of orthographic knowledge. Reading and Writing, 26(8) 1-17. doi:10.1007/s11145-012-9415-2

Harris, N., Brazeau, J. N. R., Clarkson, A., Brownlee, K., & Rawana, E. P. (2012). Adolescents’ perspectives on strengths-based group work and group cohesion in residential treatment for substance abuse. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 12(4), 333-347. doi:10.1080/1533256X.2012.728485

Harris, N., Brazeau, J. N. R., Clarkson, A., Brownlee, K., & Rawana, E. P. (2012). Adolescents' experiences of a strengths-based treatment program for substance abuse. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 44(5), 390-397. doi:10.1080/02791072.2012.736822