T-Jay Anderson


I did my Bachelor of Science honours at MSVU with Dr. Derek Fisher on the neural effects of caffeine on basic sensory processes in schizophrenia. I am currently an EEG technician doing my PhD in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie working on a couple of different studies revolving around psychosis and the brain differences that can be used to predict psychosis onset. My main interests are in fusing biomedical and cognitive behavioural therapies in schizophrenia and PTSD.

Jenna Bissonette

I am in the fourth year of my Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Psychology and minors in Biology and Neuroscience here at MSVU. I have worked in Dr. Fisher’s lab as a research assistant for the past year. Currently, Dr. Fisher is supervising my thesis on examining early auditory change detection processes in cannabis users compared to non-users. I hope to continue doing EEG research next year at Dalhousie University’s Master’s in Psychiatry Research program.

Ashley Francis


I completed my undergraduate Honours degree in Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University focusing on using a peer-to-peer approach in health promotion. I am currently in my first year of my Master’s degree at Saint Mary’s University under the supervision of Dr. Derek Fisher and am focusing on sex differences in cannabis use and the associated neurological changes as measured by EEG and ERPs. My research area also includes work with Multiple Sclerosis, depression as well as mindfulness. Future goals include obtaining a PhD and holding a research position in conjunction with academia.

Sarah MacNeil

SarahM I am a third year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology at MSVU. I work with Dr. Fisher in his EEG lab, mainly interested in memory, PTSD, and schizophrenia. Standing on the Dean's list for the past two years, my goal is to attend graduate school for Clinical Psychology.

Kaitlyn Napier


I have a Bsc (honours) in Psychology from Mount Saint Vincent University. Under the supervision of Derek Fisher, my thesis topic focused on caffeine's effects on EEG-indexed selective attention across different phases of the menstrual cycle. I am currently continuing with my work on the Caffeine and Menstrual Cycle study as a part time research assistant. When I’m not in the lab, I work as an Educational Program Assistant with the Halifax Regional Center for Education. My future plans include furthering my education with hopes to eventually become an educator myself.

Stephanie Deveau


I am currently in my fourth year at the Mount and I am doing my Honours thesis in Psychology with Dr. Lackner as my supervisor. I am also minoring in Applied Statistics. I am still at the stage of writing my proposal for my thesis, but our research topic is examining the effects of parenting behaviors and socioeconomic status on both self-regulation and the error-related negativity in adolescents using archival data. My main research interest is any topic related to childhood development including abnormal child psychology. I am graduating in the Spring and I am hoping to get accepted to the MA in School Psychology here at the Mount.

Caitlin Robinson


I am currently a 4th year B.A. Psychology student working with Dr. Lackner. I was on the Dean's List with First Class Honours for 2018/2019, and am applying for Honours in Psychology in 2020. My research goals are to work further with EEG data, and my interests include learning about the brain and exploring lived experiences with mental illness and experiences of mental health care. It's because of these interests that I am a Laing House Association Board member. Between semesters, in the summer, I study for the MCAT in preparation for applying to med school.

Bailey Thompson


I am in my fourth year of a Bachelor of Science degree. This year, I will be completing an Honours Thesis under the supervision of Dr. Christine Lackner with a major in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. My research interests include stress, trauma, development of psychotic disorders, electroencephalography (EEG) and abnormal behaviour. After I complete my undergrad, I hope to continue my studies with the end goal of becoming a Clinical Psychologist.