Our Team

Lab Director

Valdeep Saini, PhD, BCBA-D

​Dr. Saini is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Disability Studies at Brock University and Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Saini’s primary research interests include the translation of basic operant phenomena to areas of social importance, clinical applications of behaviour analysis to the assessment and treatment of behaviour disorders, using behavior science to study social responsibility, and increasing the relevance of behavioral interventions in mainstream society.

Current Lab Members

SAHAR ALLAHDINI

As a graduate student joining the Department of Applied Disability Studies, Sahar has a keen interest in the dissemination of Applied Behaviour Analysis across professional and individual domains. Her primary research interests include (a) studying the behavioural applications used among individuals with dementia, and expanding their breadth to facilitate a stronger quality of life, and (b) evaluating the prevalence of the medical model in the treatment of survivors of acquired brain injuries against the benefits of an applied behavioural model to recovery. Sahar is very much open to building and diversifying her experiences as a budding behaviour analyst and is committed to her lifelong journey of learning.

Micaela totino

Micaela is currently an M.A. student in the Department of Applied Disability Studies. Following her graduation from Dalhousie University, Micaela completed a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Practice and a Diploma in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Her work at the East Coast Forensic Hospital in Nova Scotia acted as an impetus for her research interests focused on the intersection between forensic psychology and behaviour analysis (e.g., management of criminal behaviour in offenders with dual diagnoses). Micaela is excited to explore the field in more depth throughout the program and discover new areas of interest.

Victoria Scott

Victoria is a graduate student in the Department of Applied Disability Studies. Victoria’s primary research interests include (a) clinical application of behaviour interventions for individuals with severe behaviour disorders and/or challenging behaviours, (b) applying behaviour interventions to the treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, (c) improving the maintenance and generalization of treatment outcomes, and (d) improving community capacity to address challenging behaviours.

Lab Alumni

HANNA VANCE

Brock University

Katherine Paszek

Research Assistant, San Diego State University

Interested in joining the lab?