I received my Master’s and PhD in behavioural neuroscience from Queen’s University in 1997. Prior to joining Laurier, I worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Sydney, in Australia, and served as a faculty member at the University of New England, Australia, where I taught biological psychology and behavioural pharmacology. I joined the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2006.
Mallet is a behavioural pharmacologist who studies the behavioural and neural effects of drugs, with a special emphasis on drugs of abuse.
My research is focused on the brain’s endocannabinoid system. Using behavioural and immunohistochemical techniques with laboratory rats, I examine how cannabinoid receptors are involved in normal behaviour (e.g., learning, memory, feeding, locomotion), pathological behaviour (e.g., addiction), and how cannabinoids interact with non-cannabinoid drugs such as cocaine, 'ecstasy' and heroin, to alter behaviour and brain activity.
Students interested in conducting a research thesis (Honours, Master’s or PhD) or directed studies project (PS490) are invited to contact Mallet to discuss the possibility of supervision. Mallet is willing to supervise projects in the following areas (but other topics would be considered):
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