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Dr. Anthony Nazarov is a researcher with the MacDonald Franklin Operation Stress Injury Research Centre, Parkwood Institute. Before joining the Parkwood Institute, Dr. Nazarov was a defence scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada investigating psychological readiness and mental health in Canadian Armed Forces personnel and civilian populations. Dr. Nazarov completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at McMaster University and has expertise in behavioural and neural aspects of social cognition in individuals exposed to psychological trauma. His major research focus is on exploring the interplay between psychological trauma, morality, shame, and moral injury. Dr. Nazarov is a co-founder of ParticipAid, an online participant recruitment and patient engagement platform.

Featured Publications

Nazarov., A, Fikretoglu, D., Liu, A., Thompson, M., Zamorski, M.A. (2018). Prevalence of PTSD and depression in Canadian Armed Forces personnel at risk for moral injury. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 137,342-354.

Nazarov, A., Walaszczyk, V., Oremus, C., McKinnon, M.C., & Lanius, R. (2016). Moral judgment in women with posttraumatic stress disorder related to childhood abuse. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 

Nazarov, A., Jetly, R., McNeely, H., Kiang, M., Lanius, R., McKinnon, M.C. (2015). Role of morality in the experience of guilt and shame within the armed forces. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 132, 4-19. 

Nazarov, A., Frewen, P., Parlar, M., Oremus, C., MacQueen, G., McKinnon, M.C., & Lanius, R. (2014). Theory of mind performance in women with PTSD associated with childhood trauma. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 129, 193-201.    


  • H.B.Sc, University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., McMaster University

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