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About Paula Brochu

Paula Brochu, Ph.D., is a social psychologist with interest in prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, and stigma. Much of her research focuses on weight bias, or negative attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors directed to people who are perceived to carry excess weight.  Dr. Brochu also examines the consequences of weight bias and stigma on health and well-being.


2013 - Present Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Associate Editor, Frontiers in Eating Behavior
2017 - Present Member, Anxiety Job Search Committee
2017 - Present Member, Social Psychology Job Search Committee
2016 - Present Member, Psy.D. Curriculum Review Committee
2015 - Present Alternate Representative, IRB College of Psychology
2015 - Present Editorial Board Member, Sage Open
2014 - Present Faculty Advisor, Eating Disorders Awareness Association (EDAA)
2014 - Present Reviewer, M.S. General Psychology Comprehensive Exam
2009 - Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Appetite
2009 - Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Body Image
2009 - Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, British Food Journal
2009 - Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Eating and Weight Disorders
2009 - Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Fat Studies
2009 - Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Health Psychology
2009 - Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Adolescent Health
2009 - Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Obesity Science & Practice
2009 - Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Stigma and Health
2009 - Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Women and Therapy
Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
2018 Member, College of Psychology Merit Pay Committee
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Honors and Awards

  • 2015, 2017 Scholarship Merit Award, Department of Clini cal and School Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
  • 2011 Dean’s Honor Roll of Teaching Excellence, King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario
  • 2011 Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Student Travel Award
  • 2008 Leola E. Neal Award, University of Western Ontario
  • 2008 Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Brendan Gail Rule Award Finalist
  • 2008 CPA Student Travel Award
  • 2008 Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Graduate Student Travel Award
  • 2007 American Psychological Association (APA) Student Travel Award
  • 2005 CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence
  • 2005 Copland Prize in the Social Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2005 Gordon A. McMurray Prize in Psychology, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2005 Outstanding Academic Achievement in Psychology , St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2000, 2002 Dean’s List, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
  • 1999 Governor General’s Academic Bronze Medal


2011 Ph.D., Psychology, Western University
2007 M.Sc., Social Psychology, Western University
2005 B.A., Psychology, University of Saskatchewan

Contact Information

(954) 262-5870


Articles (19)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Paula Brochu

Books and Book Contributions (6)

Book and book contributions written or co-written by Dr. Paula Brochu