About Professor Bedi

Dr. Robinder (Rob) P. Bedi

Dr. Robinder (Rob) P. Bedi


Dr. Robinder (Rob) P. Bedi is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at the University of British Columbia. He joined UBC on August 1, 2015 as a tenure track Assistant Professor in Counselling Psychology. He previously held positions as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Western Washington and as an Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Victoria. Dr. Bedi is a registered psychologist in British Columbia and works one day per week providing psychological services through Chuck Jung Associates, a group independent psychology practice specializing in the area of rehabilitation counselling. His list of awards and honours include: Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, Distinguished Member of the Counselling Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association, Killam Laureate, Green College Leading Edge Scholar, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Article Award,  Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Investigator Scholar Award, and the Barbara A. Kirk Award. He has receives grants from various organizations such as Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Status of Women Canada, Mitacs, India Council of Cultural Relations, American Psychological Association and its Divisions 29 and 45, the Center for Cross-Cultural Research, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation, and Heterodox Academy.

For further information about Dr. Bedi’s background, including his education, research, teaching, and service activities, please see his profile under the ECPS faculty webpage, located at http://ecps.educ.ubc.ca/person/robinder-bedi/ or review this lab website further. For the most up-to-date information on current projects and accomplishments, please view the Lab Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BediResearchLab/

The lab also has a YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6FI6I3exx_gEKIkEOM9mSA



Research not Rhetoric, Proof not Politics, Evidence not Emotion, Doubt not Dogma.

Without critical thinking, this is not education but indoctrination. I do not want to teach you what to think but how to think…for yourself.

“Confusion is a precursor to discovery”

“Great minds do not always think alike.” (Heterodox Academy)

“The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.” (William Osler)



Dr. Bedi with Dr. Aaron Beck                                              Dr. Bedi with Dr. Albert Bandura