I completed my honours thesis research in Dr. Fisher’s lab using EEG to examine attentional processes at the neurological level in individuals with separate, as well as comorbid, multiple sclerosis and depression. I am currently in the clinical psychology program at Dalhousie University under the supervision of Dr. Johnson and Dr. Jacques, and plan to work with adolescents and young adults with mood and anxiety disorders in clinical practice.
While I was a student at the Mount, I completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) majoring in psychology with a minor in biology. I was supervised by Dr. Derek Fisher and Dr. Christine Lackner for my honours thesis. My research specifically examined the effects of early childhood trauma on the error-related negativity (ERN) waveform using independent component analysis (ICA). While being a member of this lab, I attended an advanced event-related potential (ERP) analysis workshop at Brock University where I learned how to use ICA and I worked for a summer cleaning EEG data with this new knowledge. I also worked in the QE11 neuroimaging BIOTIC lab aiding with EEG data collection and helped create a systematic literature review examining the therapeutic effects of marijuana. At present, I am enrolled in a Masters of Science in clinical psychology at Acadia University. I am currently working under the supervision of Dr. Anne Sophie Champod, using EEG to examine the potential therapeutic effects of a new treatment for a common neurological condition called spatial neglect in healthy young and older adults. I will be attending Dalhousie University to complete my PhD in clinical psychology starting in September 2020.
I did my honours thesis with Dr. Fisher on the caffeine and menstrual cycle study at MSVU. I’m currently working on my PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Ottawa/Institute of Mental Health Research with Dr. Natalia Jaworska. My PhD research is examining the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for the treatment of auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia. My future goals are to continue pursuing research in the field of brain imaging and mental health, hopefully, one day, as a university faculty member.