Justin Presseau

Justin Presseau is a Canadian epidemiologist and psychologist based in Ottawa, Ontario. He is notable in the COVID-19 pandemic due to his role on the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.


Presseau studied at the University of Ottawa, graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2005.1)

He then attended the University of Aberdeen, completing his Masters of Research in 2007. He studied for his PhD in Psychology from 2007 - 2011.2)


On July 1, 2019, Presseau shared a photo of him and his family celebrating Canada Day with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.3)

British Psychology Society

Presseau is on the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of Health Psychology.4) 5)

CAN-Change Network

Presseau is a member of the CAN-Change Network (Canadian Network for Health Behavior Change and Promotion).6)

Canadian Psychological Association

Presseau is chair of the Canadian Psychological Association’s Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine section.7)

Implementation Science Journal

Presseau is an Associate Editor for the journal Implementation Science.8)

Newcastle University

Presseau was a Lecturer in Health Psychology at Newcastle University from 2012 - 2015.9) 10)

Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table

Presseau is a member of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table and Chair of the Behavioural Science Working Group.11)

Ontario Immunization Advisory Committee

Ottawa Hospital

Presseau is a Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute where he leads the Psychology and Health Research Group and is core faculty in the Centre for Implementation Research. He is the Scientific Lead for Knowledge Translation at the Ottawa Methods Centre SPOR Support Unit.13) 14)

Presseau received funding from the Ottawa Hospital Foundation via the COVID-19 Emergency Research Seed Fund as a Primary Investigator on a study investigating face touching behaviour.15)

University of Ottawa

Presseau is an Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health and the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa.16)


Presseau's research program operates at the intersection between health psychology and implementation science. His research draws on behavioural science to understand factors that promote and undermine behaviour change in healthcare, and in patients and the general public. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles.17)


Presseau has received funding from a variety of institutions for his research, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), BioCanRx, Canadian Blood Services, AMS Healthcare, Ontario SPOR Support Unit, Stem Cell Network, and The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Organization (TOMAHO).18)


Presseau is the recipient of early career awards from the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, the International Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the European Health Psychology Society, and a mid-career award from the Canadian Psychological Association.19)

Members - Justin Presseau. University of Ottawa. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://archive.ph/kcDco
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Justin Presseau. ORCID. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://archive.ph/o5Ngg
Justin Presseau (@JPresseau). (2019, July 1). Happy Canada Day, from one Justin’s family to another @JustinTrudeau @leigherindaly #CanadaDay. [Tweet]. Twitter. https://archive.ph/Pmfhi
British Journal of Health Psychology: Editorial Board. British Psychological Society. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://archive.ph/n2MHI
Justin Presseau | University of Ottawa | Canada. OMICS International. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://archive.ph/cHZnI
Members. (2015, June 10). CanChange. https://archive.ph/wfPJK
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About Us. Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://covid19-sciencetable.ca/about/#presseau-justin-2
Implementation Science. BioMed Central. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://archive.ph/xSFSk
Local Research Time - Justin Presseau, PhD. (2013). Newcastle University. https://archive.ph/y8nTy
Public Health Ontario. Ontario Immunization Advisory Committee (OIAC). Retrieved November 10, 2021, from https://archive.ph/v0lpJ
Our Team. Ontario Health Research Institute. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://archive.ph/5ETYS