Ashley Nixon

Roles and responsibilities

Psychologist in the Intelligent Building Operations team - Research regarding the effects of the environment on human well-being, physiology, behavior, and sleep.

Current research and/or projects

Research that seeks to improve building efficiency and adoption of green buildings through the lens of human health and behavior.


  • Ph.D. Psychology - Microprogram on Evaluation of Social and Health Programs and Policies, University of Ottawa, 2023
  • B.A. (Hons.), Psychology, University of Ottawa, 2016

Professional activities/interests

  • Sleep Technology Committee – Canadian Sleep Consortium (Coordination and Knowledge Mobilization Centre)
  • Canadian Sleep Society (CSS)
  • Mentoring students - University of Ottawa


University of Ottawa, Department of Psychology


  • Graduate Student Research Award, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research
  • Trainee Merit Based Award, Sleep Research Society

Previous work experience

  • Research Assistant, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) - 2015-2022
  • Research Assistant, Sleep and Depression Research Unit, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research - 2015-2022
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Ottawa - 2016-2020

Ashley Nixon

Assistant Research Officer
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Other(s): French

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Health, Health Behaviour, Sciences, Physiology, Social Sciences, Psychology, Applied Psychology