Health Adaptation Research on Trauma (HART) Lab

Research Advisors

Judith P. Andersen, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor,

Department of Psychology,
University of Toronto

Professor Andersen is a health psychologist who specializes in the psychophysiology of stress-related mental and physical health issues. She has more than a decade of experience working with populations exposed to severe and chronic stress, including combat soldiers and police. Her early work examined the health effects associated with Operational Stress Injury (OSI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Currently, Professor Andersen is the director of the Health Adaptation Research on Trauma (HART) Lab at the University of Toronto.

Professor Anderson’s ongoing research projects include measuring health and performance changes associated with resilience training among police and special forces teams in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Further, she is working to customize evidence-based resilience programs for different sectors of first responders. Professor Andersen is dedicated to contributing to evidence based policing, and strategies for the prevention of OSI and PTSD.


Peter I. Collins, C.D., M.D., M.C.A., F.R.C.P(C);

Forensic Psychiatrist,

Division of Forensic Psychiatry,

University of Toronto

Dr. Collins CD, MD, MCA, FRCP(C) is the forensic psychiatrist with the Criminal Behaviour Analysis Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police. Peter is also the consultant forensic psychiatrist with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police “O” Division Integrated National Security Enforcement Team and since 1992 he has been a member of the negotiation team of the Toronto Police Service Emergency Task Force.

In addition, Peter consults to the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Profiling Unit of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Investigative Psychology Unit of the South African Police, the Intelligence and Organized Crime Section of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the Behavioural Sciences Section of the Calgary Police Service.

Peter obtained his Masters in Applied Criminology from the University of Ottawa, his Medical Degree from McMaster University and completed his postgraduate medical training in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His clinical appointment is with the Complex Mental Illness Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and he is an Associate Professor, in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, at the University of Toronto. Peter is also a co-investigator with the Health Adaptation Research on Trauma (HART) Lab and an advisot to the International Performance Resilience and Efficiency Program for police tactical teams at the University of Toronto (Mississauga). He on the board of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and a consulting editor with the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, published by the American Psychological Association.

Peter retired from the Canadian Forces (Resrves), at the rank of Lieutenant-Commander, and served on 2 deployments in Southern Afghanistan. In October 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the Canadian Forces and the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) in March 2016

In 1997 Peter was elected a member of the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship. He is an authority on violent crime and has worked with, and instructed, numerous criminal justice agencies in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, South Africa, South-West Asia, Micronesia and Australia including the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Interpol, and Europol.


Konstantinos Papazoglou

M.A., Psychology Doctoral (Ph.D.) Candidate in clinical and forensic areas
Vanier Scholar; Department of Psychology,
University of Toronto

Mr. Konstantinos Papazoglou is a psychology doctoral (PhD) candidate (clinical and forensic areas) and a Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto (UofT). He is a former Police Captain of the Hellenic Police and he holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from New York University (NYU) as Onassis Scholar. Currently, he works with Professor Judith P. Andersen and Professor Peter I. Collins at the University of Toronto focusing his research work on stress, trauma prevention, and resilience promotion among police officers.

As part of his doctoral clinical placement at the UofT affiliated clinic, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health – Psychological Trauma Program (CAMH-PTP), he conducts assessments and provides treatment to officers suffering by trauma and stress-related issues. He has published scholarly articles and presented his research in many scientific venues (e.g., American Psychological Association, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Canadian Psychological Association) and received many awards (e.g., American Psychological Association – Criminal Justice Section Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, American Psychological Foundation – Levinson Award).

Konstantinos is also a co-moderator of the European Medical and Psychology Experts Network (EMPEN), an official network of police health professionals established and sponsored by the European Police College (CEPOL).