Graduate Students

Fiona Amara
MA student – Lifespan Development
fa20be@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Angela Book & Dr. Drew Dane

Francesco Amodio
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
fa14em@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Dawn Good

Rebecca Anderson
MA student – Social/Personality
ra16uj@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Will Hall

Andrew Armstrong
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
aa07fv@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Tim Murphy

Gurprince Attlas
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
ga20va@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Paula Duarte Guterman

Kristen Baker
PhD student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
kb09gi@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Cathy Mondloch

Mohammad Barzegari Khaneghah
PhD student – Lifespan Development
mb20tg@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Liz Shulman

Meghan Borg 
PhD student – Lifespan Development
mb13hz@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Teena Willoughby

Rachel Christopher
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
rc20kr@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Tony Volk

Andrew Chung
PhD student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
ac12fn@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Karen Arnell

Emily Davis 
PhD student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
ed11zq@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Karen Campbell

Brock Degagne 
PhD student – Social Personality
bd17nc@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Busseri

Liam Doyle
PhD student – Social Personality
ld19rk@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Angela Book

Tori Dykstra
PhD student – Lifespan Development
td11hf@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Angela Evans

Megan Earle
PhD student – Social Personality
me11tt@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Gordon Hodson

Akif Eltahir
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
ae13qz@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Cheryl McCormick

Taissa Fuke
MA student – Lifespan Development
tf20qt@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Cailtin Mahy

Nicholas Gadea
PhD student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
ng11zm@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Paula Duarte Guterman

Caitlyn Gallant
PhD student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
cg14xx@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Dawn Good

The overarching goal of my research is to aid in the prevention of mild head injuries and educate others about their behavioural, cognitive, and social consequences. Specifically, I am interested in subconcussive impacts in sports and the cumulative effect of these repetitive impacts on social outcomes such as theory of mind and self-reflection.

Nadia Ganesh
MA student – Social Personality
ng14fa@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Gordon Hodson

Natalie Gauthier, Psychology, Brock University

Nathalie Gauthier
PhD student, Social Personality
ng04bn@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Angela Book

Tia Greto
MA student, Social Personality
tg17aq@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Scott Neufeld

Tiago Guardia de Souza e Silva 
PhD student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
tg17ba@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Karen Campbell

Taylor Heffer
PhD student – Lifespan Development
th10ww@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Teena Willoughby

I am interested in psychosocial factors associated with externalizing and internalizing behaviours in adolescents and emerging adults.

Sarah Henderson 
PhD student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
sh14jm@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Karen Campbell

Amy Holliday 
MA student – Social Personality
ah13ze@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Sabrina Thai

Estera Houshang Tehrani
MA student – Social Personality
eh17uk@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. William Hall

Ege Kamber 
PhD student – Lifespan Development
nk20wv@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Caitlin Mahy

Kiana LaPierre
PhD student – Lifespan Development
kl14ie@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Drew Dane

My current research focuses on cyberbullying and aggression from an evolutionary psychological perspective. Specifically, I am examining potential reproductively-relevant benefits, such as dating and sexual experience, both of which are predicted to be associated with cyberbullying behaviours.

Holly Lockhart
PhD student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
hl10ze@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Emrich

I am interested in the fidelity of visual memory. I study visual memory and the relationship with attention and memory capacity through EEG and behavioural methods. I will additionally use fMRI to investigate this question further through collaborations across research institutions.

Rachel Luczon
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
rl14yn@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Dawn Good

Elliott MacDonell
PhD student – Social Personality
em10zc@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Angela Book

My current research focuses on the development of the Honesty and Humility personality factor throughout childhood and its relationship with antisocial behaviour.

Claire Matthews
PhD student – Lifespan Development
cm10ph@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Cathy Mondloch

My current research is focused on the recognition of unfamiliar faces.

Specifically, I am investigating how exposure to within-person variability (i.e. differences in lighting, facial expressing, hairstyle etc. across different photos of the same person) might improve our recognition of other-race faces. I am also interested in how children learn new faces.

Tessa Mazachowsky
PhD student – Lifespan Development
tm10nt@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Caitlin Mahy

My research interests lie in the area of children’s future oriented cognition.

I am interested in parent’s ability to judge their children’s future thinking. For my MA project, I will be looking at developing a parent-report questionnaire on children’s future thinking.

Hannah McDowell
MA student – Lifespan Development
hm18zq@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Drew Dane & Dr. Tony Volk

Shealin Murray
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
sm14og@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Cheryl McCormick

Pratik Nath
PhD student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
pn20ht@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Veena Dwivedi

Alison O’Connor
PhD student – Lifespan Development
ad10ux@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Angela Evans

Overall, I am interested in studying deception across the lifespan.

I am currently examining factors that impact children’s perceived credibility when giving eyewitness testimonies in the legal system.

Oya Pakkal
MA student – Lifespan Development
ot20jg@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Liz Shulman

Smit Patel
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
sp16uy@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Dawn Good

Brent Pitchford
PhD student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
bp11lj@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Karen Arnell

My research focuses on the relation between motivation, cognitive control and cognition. Recently, I have been interested in how inhibiting prepotent or rewarding responses can influence attentional breadth (i.e., seeing more of the forest or the trees).

Jordan Power
PhD student – Social/Personality
jp14ch@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Angela Book

I am particularly interested in a group of personality traits collectively referred to as the dark tetrad (i.e., psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism, and sadism). I am currently researching possible sex differences in the manifestation of psychopathic traits.

Elvira Prusaczyk
PhD student – Social Personality
ep15je@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Gordon Hodson

Elvira’s primary research focuses on prejudice and discrimination against women. Specifically, she studies how women react to anti-female comments (e.g., sexist jokes) and sexist media content (e.g., sexually objectifying images). She is also interested in individual difference predictors of prejudice against women, including social dominance orientation and hostile sexism. Broadly, she investigates when and why both lower and higher status group members maintain and bolster group-based social hierarchies.

Chelsie Resch 
MA student – Lifespan Development
cr13qq@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Liz Shulman

Joel Robitaille
PhD student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
jr12uw@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Steven Emrich

I am interested in investigating how we visually perceive the world. More specifically, I want to understand the way we cognitively reconstruct visual information. My current projects attempt at mapping the cortical processes involved in visual perception and imagery as well as how the two overlap.

Matthew Rollins
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
mr19dj@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Veena Dwivedi

Jennifer Roters
PhD student – Social/Personality
jr15hv@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Angela Book

Hamnah Shahid 
PhD student – Lifespan Development
hs18fz@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Teena Willoughby

Alyssa Thibeault
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
wy20rd@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Stephen Emrich

Jacob Stirpe
MA student – Social Personality
js15zi@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Karen Arnell

Sophia Thierry
PhD student – Lifespan Development
st18vy@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Cathy Mondloch

Vanessa Turchio
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
ty20zo@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Angela Evans

Rosa Torres Hernandez
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
rt18dk@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Karen Campbell & Dr. Stephen Emrich

Anita Twele
PhD student – Lifespan Development
at18sz@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Cathy Mondloch

Victoria Vella
MA student – Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
wd20on@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Charlis Raineki

Breanne Wylie
PhD student – Lifespan Development
bw15gs@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Angela Evans

Xiaoyang (Nicholas) Xia
PhD student – Social/Personality
xx11ju@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Shulman