Sophie Lebel, PhD



Sophie Lebel has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Université de Montréal and is currently an associate professor at the School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa.  Her research centres on the psychological adjustment of persons with cancer and their natural helpers. She is especially interested in adjustment during the survival phase, and examines the various difficulties that patients encounter at this stage of their illness, such as the fear of a relapse, sexual problems, body image, spousal adjustments and the stigma related to disease.

Research interest

  • Cancer
  • Self-perception (specifically, the perception of positive change)
  • Fear of recurrence
  • Intervention for persons with cancer
  • Stigma related to disease


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Main address:
University of Ottawa, Vanier Hall
136, Jean-Jacques Lussier, Room 4016
Ottawa (ON) K1N 9A8

Main telephone:
613-562-5800 ext. 4811

Research Unit:
Primary Care Research Unit