Researcher Profile

Paul Frewen

Paul Frewen

Associate Professor

BMI Associate Member

Psychiatry, Psychology


Associated Websites:

Frewen Meditations Research Lab

Contact Information:
(519) 685-8500 x77760

Research Areas

Clinical neuroscience

Imaging methods

Motivation, emotion and arousal


I am an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology and Graduate Program in Neuroscience at Western University. I received my doctorate in clinical psychology at Western, completing my predoctoral residency at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I currently chair the Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Practice Committee of the Trauma Division of the American Psychological Association. With Ruth Lanius, I wrote the text Healing the Traumatized Self in 2015. I have published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and several chapters investigating the effects of psychological trauma, sense of self, meditation, neurofeedback, and related topics.