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Dr. Thomas Dalby





I have the honour of having the longest tenure as a tutor with the psychology group at AU, starting in 1977. I have tutored four psychology courses and a course in criminal justice and been the author of four courses as well.

I was an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Calgary for 33 years and was also on the faculty of medicine for 26 years. I was a psychologist with the Alberta Health System for 21 years ending up as head of a department. Since 2001, I have been in full time private practice in forensic psychology and neuropsychology. Some of my clients have included the National Hockey League, the United Nations, the RCMP, branches of the federal and provincial governments and numerous legal firms and insurance companies. I have published around 120 professional articles and books as well as short fiction and a screenplay.

Representative Publications

Dalby, J. T. (1991) Sherlock Holmes’s cocaine habit. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 8, 73-74.

Dalby, J. T. (1997) Applications of Psychology in the Law Practice: A Guide to Relevant Issues, Practices and Theories. Chicago: American Bar Association.

Dalby, J. T. (Ed.) (1997) Mental Disease in History: A Selection of Translated Readings. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

Dalby, J. T. & White, J. (2000) Adolescent Sex Offenders. In D. Mercer, T. Mason, M., McKeown, & G. McCann (Eds) Forensic Mental Health Care: A Case Study Approach. New York: Churchill Livingston, 43-47.

Dalby, J. T. (2007) On the witness stand: Learning the courtroom tango. Canadian Family Physician, 53, 65-70.

Dalby, J. T. (2008) A brief history of forensic psychology in Alberta. Psymposium, 18, 64-66.

Dalby, J. T. & Nesca, M. (2008) The psychology of hit and run. Law Enforcement Executive Forum Journal, 8, 51-56.

Mossiere, A. & Dalby, J.T. (2008) The influence of gender and age on mock juror decision-making. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 2 (8).

Bateman, A.L. & Dalby, J.T. (2010) Victim impact statements: Alberta lawyers’ perspectives. Alberta Law Review (Supplement), 14 (4).

Burton, S. & Dalby, J.T. (2012) Psychological autopsy in the investigation of serial neonaticides. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57, 270-272.

Nesca, M., & Dalby, J.T. (2013) Forensic interviewing in criminal court matters. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas Publishers.

Dalby, J.T. (2014) Forensic psychology in Canada a century after Munsterberg. Canadian Psychology, 55, 27-33. (CPA award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession).

Dalby, J.T. (2014) The Taber school shooting. In C.D. Evans & L. Shyba (Eds) Tough Crimes: True cases by top Canadian criminal lawyers. Calgary, AB: Durance Vile Publications, pp.251-262.

White, J., Day, A., Hackett, L. & Dalby, J.T. (2015) Writing Reports for Court: An international guide for psychologists who work in the criminal jurisdiction. Sydney, Australia: Australian Academic Press.

Shyba, L., & Dalby, J.T. (2016) (Eds.) Shrunk: Crime and disorders of the mind – True cases by forensic psychologists and psychiatrists. Calgary, Alberta: Durvile Publications.

Dalby, J.T. (2016) I remember it well: Memory and the law. GP Solo eReport (American Bar Association), 6, 1-5.

Dalby, J.T. (2019) Under-diagnosis of sleep disorders by mental health professionals. ARC Journal of Psychiatry, 4, 26-27.

Dalby, J.T. (2020) The rebuttal report. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, in press.

Updated April 28 2020 by Student & Academic Services

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