Teaching with the Department of Psychology at UBC for over 17 years, Dr. Andrea Perrino acts as an Instructor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She teaches specialty classes in Health and Social Psychology such as PSYC 208: Sleep and Dreams, PSYC 311: Psychology of Sport as well as PSYC 314: Health Psychology. As a pedagogical value, Dr. Perrino believes that critical thinking and application are paramount to the learning process. Furthermore, one of her personal core values is to teach material that make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our local and global communities. In this vein, she is a regular course provider of the One Day Courses at the Department of Continuing Studies and Community Programs.
Research interests include psychology of sport and athletics, exercise psychology, sleep physiology, sleep deprivation, sleep disorders and their treatment, sexism and racism, and forms of discrimination.
The invisible benefits of exercise. Ruby, M.B., Dunn, E.W., Perrino, A., Gillis, R., Viel, S. Health Psychology, Vol 30(1), Jan 2011, 67-74.
Two forms of racism and their related outcomes: The bad and the ugly. Tougas, F., Desruisseaux, J-C, Desrochers, A., St-Pierre, L., Perrino, A., De La Sablonnière, R. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, Vol 36(3), Jul 2004, 177-189.
- Robert E. Knox Master Teaching Award (2007)
- CPA Service Award (2001)
- B.G. Rule Prize Canadian Psychological Association, Social and Personality Section
Award for Excellence in Research (1999)