Jacqueline Pei, PhD, RPsych

Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept


Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept
6-131 Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5



Professional Affiliations

Currently, my professional affiliations include: College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP); Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA); Canadian Psychological Association (CPA); National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN).


Having begun my career in mental health as a forensic counsellor working with young offenders, I have a special interest in interventions with youth put at risk. My current clinical and research interests include increasing our understanding of brain-based contributions to functioning for children and youth, and developmental trajectories of mental health. I also have a special interest in identifying and enhancing interventions for individuals with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

My training and clinical experience include clinical neuropsychology and applied psychology. A registered psychologist, I also maintain a private practice in neuropsychological assessment and gear my clinical work towards assessment that informs intervention and contributes to healthy outcomes for complex populations.


Teacher reported prevalence of FASD in kindergarten in Canada: Association with child development and problems at home
Author(s): Pei, J., Reid-Westoby, C., Siddiqua, A., Elshamy*, Y., Rorem*, D., Bennett, T., Birken, C., Coplan, R., Duku, E., Ferro, M., Forer, B., Georgiades, S., Willem Gorter, J., Guhn, M., Maguire, J., Manson, H., Santos, R., Brownwell, M., Janus, M.
Publication Date: 5/29/2020
Publication: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Performance Validity Testing in Justice-Involved Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Author(s): Mullally, K., McLachlan, K., MacKillop, E., & Pei, J
Publication Date: 2/17/2020
Publication: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Maternal Metabolic Complications in Pregnancy and Offspring Behavior Problems at 2 Years of Age
Author(s): Krzeczkowski JE, Lau A, Fitzpatrick J, Tamana S, Smithson L, de Souza R, Kozyrskyj AL, Lefebvre D, Becker AB, Subbarao P, Turvey SE, Pei J, Schmidt LA, Sears MR, Van Lieshout RJ, Mandhane PJ; CHILD Study Investigators
Publication Date: 6/1/2019
Publication: Maternal Child Health Journal
Volume: 14
Issue: 4

Teaching children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders to use metacognitive strategies.
Author(s): Makela, M., Pei, J., Kerns, K., MacSween, J., Kapasi*, A., & Rasmussen, C.
Publication Date: 3/5/2019
Publication: The Journal of Special Education
Volume: 53
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 119-128

Exploring the contributions and suitability of relational and community-centered fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevention work in First Nation communities
Author(s): Pei, J., Carlson*, E., Tremblay, M., & Poth, C.
Publication Date: 2/20/2019
Publication: Birth Defects Research
Volume: 111
Issue: 12

A unique response to offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Perceptions of the Alexis FASD Justice Program
Author(s): Flannigan K, Pei J, Potts S, O'Riordan T, & Rasmussen C.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Intervention recommendations and subsequent access to services following clinical assessment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Author(s): Pei, J., Baugh, L., Andrew, G., & Rasmussen, C.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Research in Developmental Disabilities

The effects of working memory training on children born preterm
Author(s): Lee, C., Pei, J., Andrew, G., Kerns, K., & Rasmussen, C.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Applied Neuropsychology: Child

Executive function and memory in children with and without fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)
Author(s): Job, J., Pei, J., Rasmussen, C., & Kully-Martens, K.

Experiences in the Canadian criminal justice system for individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Double jeopardy?
Author(s): Pei, J., Leung, W.S.W., Jampolsky, F., & Alsbury, B.
Publication: Canadian journal of criminology and criminal justice

Information Sharing During Diagnostic Assessments
Author(s): Klein, S., Wynn, K., Ray, L., Demeriez, L., Laberge, P., Pei, J., St.Pierre, C.
Publication: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics