Dean Tripp completed his PhD focused on Clinical Health Psychology at Dalhousie University, holding several university positions before joining Queen’s University in 2001. Dr. Tripp is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, holding cross-appointments to the Departments of Anesthesiology and Urology. He has been nationally and locally awarded for his excellence in teaching and research [Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education from the Canadian Pain Society; Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching]. His primary health research area has focused on pain and psychosocial factors associated with self-regulation within various patient populations (Chronic Pelvic Pain, Prostate Cancer, Perioperative Pain, Orthopedic Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease). Dr. Tripp has published over 80 peer-reviewed publications & chapters, 5 treatment manuals, has developed 14 CME accredited Pain Education conferences in Kingston, has presented his research at international forums, and has consulted around the world on clinical research, patient engagement, and employee motivation. Dr. Tripp also consults as a Mental Training Coach for professional, Olympic, and varsity level teams in Canada and the United States using his process of “Zone Adaptation Principles” as a framework for performance enhancement.