Student profiles

Hear from current students and recent graduates from our undergraduate and graduate programs within the Department of Psychology at Brock University.

possible career paths

  • Psychologist
  • Psychological assessor
  • Child and youth-care worker
  • Research Analyst
  • Professor
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Police Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Data Science
  • Social worker
  • Human resource professional
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Counsellor
  • Teacher
  • College Instructor
  • Border Security Officer
  • Case Manager
  • Conference Planner

Alumni Profiles

Sarah Nafziger; BA Hons. Psychology, MSW, Brock University, 2015; Master of Social Work, University of Toronto, 2017; Currently an Intake Specialist for Peel Region Mental Health Services for Children and Youth; Employed by the Peel Children's Centre in Mississauga
Andrew Kemble; Honours B.Sc in Neuroscience Co-op, focus in Neuropsychology, Brock University, 2014; Currently a STAT (Short Term Assessment and Treatment) Clinician for Children and Paediatric Crisis Worker for Chatham-Kent Children's Services.

Tiffany Hunt; BA Hons Psychology, Brock University, 2002; PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Ottawa; Currently a Registered Clinical Psychologist with specialization in Clinical and Health Psychology working in private practice at West Niagara Psychology Centre in Beamsville, Ontario.
Mark Morrissey; BA Honours Psychology, Brock University, 2010; Master’s and PhD in Biological Psychology, University of Toronto; Currently: Postdoctoral Associate, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. 
Danay Novoa; BA Hons Psychology, Brock University, 2007; Master’s, Wilfrid Laurier University; PhD, Carleton University; Currently: Contract Instructor at Carleton University.
Joe Sparling; BA Honours Psychology, Brock University, 2002; Master’s in Psychology, Queen’s University, 2005; PhD in Neuroscience, UBC, 2014; Postdoctoral training in Neuroscience, University of Calgary, ongoing; Currently: Postdoctoral scholar at University of Calgary; Postdoctoral Representative to the General Faculties Council at the University of Calgary; Chair, Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars (CAPS/ACSP).

Where are they now?

Recent MA graduates

Recent PhD graduates


“I continue to be impressed with the wealth of high-quality academic expertise available to graduate students at Brock University. But Brock is also an extremely supportive environment for graduate students. I always felt that everyone, from my advisor to the staff in the Graduate Studies department, was on my side, helping me to get the most out of my graduate career. With this support I was better able to take advantage of the great academic opportunities at Brock, to be a more creative and productive graduate student.”

— Mary MacLean, MA, PhD. Brock University, NSERC Postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Barry Giesbrecht, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

“Brock has a very friendly atmosphere that the students, faculty, and staff are committed to maintaining. This helps to make the adjustment to graduate school go smoothly. Despite its relatively small size, there is a lot of great, cutting-edge research going on at Brock that new graduate students would benefit from being a part of. Brock’s seminar system also allows grad students to gain invaluable teaching experience that may not available at all institutions. Overall, I’m very glad I chose to attend Brock.”

— Cara MacInnis, B.A. Cape Breton University, M.A., PhD. Brock University, SSHRC-funded postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Elizabeth Page-Gould, University of Toronto, Tenure track faculty position, University of Calgary

“The faculty members at Brock are very knowledgeable and well respected in their own research area. The state-of-art research facilities allow students to fully pursue their research interests. As an international student from China, I particularly enjoyed the friendly and collegial spirit in the department. Faculty members, in my opinion, care deeply about their students at both professional and personal levels. The administrative staff are always available to help students also. The psychology department at Brock University has truly made me feel at home!”

— Xin (Reno) Zheng, PhD Brock University, Postdoctoral fellow at York University