Dr. Hubley

Background

Dr. Hubley is a Full Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education (ECPS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she is a member of the Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology (MERM) and Counselling Psychology (CNPS) programs, and Director of the Adult Development and Psychometrics Lab. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Human Assessment from Carleton University in 1995 and her Masters in Psychology with a specialization in Lifespan Development and Aging from the University of Victoria in 1991. She completed a pre-doctoral practicum in the Geriatric Assessment Unit at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa and then a pre-doctoral internship in the Neuropsychological Assessment Unit at the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre in Ottawa in the early 1990s. She was an Assistant and then Associate Professor in the Dept. of Psychology at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) for 5.5 years before coming to UBC in 2000.

Dr. Hubley has an international reputation as an expert in psychological assessment and measurement across the adult lifespan. She is a former member of the Executive Council of the International Test Commission (ITC), which provides guidance in testing practices to individuals and organizations around the world, and former Editor of their publication, Testing International. She serves or has served on the editorial board of Social Indicators Research, the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research, the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, and the Canadian Journal of School Psychology. She has published over 75 academic articles and book chapters on topics such as: reliability, validity, and assessment in health and psychology; development and validation of measures of quality of life, depression, memory, and subjective age; neuropsychological assessment, quality of life in vulnerable populations (e.g., drug users, homeless and vulnerably housed individuals, individuals with brain injury, elderly caregivers, deaf and hard-of-hearing students); measurement invariance of body image measures; and subjective age patterns and predictors. She has also developed several clinical, health, and psychological tests, including the Memory Test for Older Adults (MTOA), Modified Taylor Complex Figure (MTCF), and Quality of Life in Homeless and Hard-to-House Individuals (QoLHHI), to name just a few of her measures. She has been conducting research with adults of various ages in the community for over 25 years. Her research on aging has been featured on the Knowledge Network’s TV show Planet Education, Citytv’s show Living Together, and on CBC Radio’s Afternoon Show.