Current Students

Kelsey Bowie

Ph.D. student, 2023-present

Counselling Psychology Excellence Funding 2023

Kelsey is interested in the childhood mental health antecedents of substance use and misuse in adolescents. Specifically, her research focuses on disentangling the effects of trajectories of anxiety and depressive symptoms in the prediction of substance use and misuse in adolescence in children with and without conduct problems.

Olivia Crescenzi

Ph.D. student, 2023-present

FRQSC Doctoral Scholarship; Counselling Psychology Excellence Award 2023

Olivia’s research focuses on experiences of victimization among youth with conduct problems. During the MA, she examined peer victimization and internalizing problems as mediators in the association between early CP and adolescent medical service use. Presently, she is interested in exploring gender-based victimization and substance use in kids and adolescents with CP.

Émilie Fletcher

Ph.D. candidate, 2020-present

SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship; FRQ-SC Doctoral Scholarship (declined); Faculty of Education Dean’s Entrance Scholarship 2020

Émilie is interested in the development of substance use and gambling behaviours amongst youth with a history of conduct problems. Her current research examines how developmental trajectories of externalizing and internalizing mental health problems from childhood to adolescence predict addictive behaviours in adolescence.

Olivia Gunther

Ph.D. student, 2023-present

Counselling Psychology Excellence Funding 2023

Olivia is interested in the longitudinal associations between early head injuries, conduct problems, and medical service use for suicide attempts. Olivia’s research will investigate how early head injuries in childhood may predict later medical service use for suicide, and if conduct problems and internalizing problems mediate this association.

Akua Kwarko-Fosu

M.A. student, 2022-present

Walter A. & K. Mary Marsh Fellowship

Akua is interested in how adolescents perceive sexting. Her qualitative research analyzes adolescent girls’ knowledge about and attitudes surrounding sexting.

Marianne Lau

Ph.D. candidate, 2021-present

Counselling Psychology Excellence Award 2021; FRQ-SC Doctoral Scholarship (declined); SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship

Marianne is interested in the effects of childhood trajectories of conduct problems and depressive symptoms, as well as their interaction, on high school dropout. Marianne’s current work is focusing on examining how the quality of relationships formed in school affects the relationship between childhood conduct problems and depressive symptoms and later school dropout.

Audrey Mariamo

Ph.D. candidate, 2021-present

SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship; FRQ-SC Doctoral Scholarship (declined); Walter A. & K. Mary Marsh Fellowship

Audrey’s research focuses on sexting behaviors among youth with conduct problems. Presently, she is investigating sex differences in the link between early conduct problems and sexting behaviors during adolescence and young adulthood.

Rachael Morgan

PhD student, 2022-present

SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship; Counselling Psychology Excellence Award 2022; Tomlinson Doctoral Scholar

Rachael’s research interests focus on adolescent mental health and development and identifying the factors that increase youth’s risk for externalizing problems and suicidality (i.e., suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviour), with a focus on vulnerable youth populations. Her Doctoral research focuses on examining the trajectories of suicidality among sexual minority youth, and understanding the mechanisms that underlie youth’s vulnerability for suicidality over time.

Melina Tomasiello

Ph.D. candidate, 2020-present

SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship; FRQ-SC Doctoral Scholarship (declined)

Melina is interested in the daily behaviours of youth with histories of conduct problems. Her doctoral research focuses on examining how daily behaviours such as sleep, influence the relationship between childhood conduct problems and future service utilization.

Visiting Exchange Student

Belgin Ozturk

Ph.D. exchange student from Gazi University, Turkiye, 2023-present

Study in Canada Exchange Scholarship

Belgin is interested in the referral to mental health services among children with externalizing and internalizing mental health problems in schools in Canada and Turkiye. She will be studying at McGill in 2023-2024.

Alumni

Alumni Postdoctoral

Stephanie Boutin

PhD, postdoctoral fellowship completed 2020, now a professor at UQAM

Alumni Postdoctoral

Vincent Begin

PhD, postdoctoral fellowship completed in 2020, now a professor at Université de Sherbrooke

Alumni Postdoctoral

Marina Ter-Stepanian

PhD, postdoctoral fellowship completed in 2017, psychological consultant

Alumni PhD

Mathilde Garneau

PhD 2023, now a professor at Université de Sherbrooke

Alumni PhD

Jérémie Richard

PhD 2023, now completing a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at John Hopkins University

Alumni PhD

Renee St-Pierre

PhD 2015, now a school psychologist at English Montreal School Board

Alumni M.A.

Olivia Crescenzi

M.A. 2023, PhD student

Alumni M.A.

Olivia Gunther

M.A. 2023, PhD student

Alumni M.A.

Melissa Commisso

M.A. 2022, PhD student

Alumni M.A.

Marianne Lau

M.A. 2022, PhD candidate

Alumni M.A.

Emilie Fletcher

M.A. 2020, PhD candidate

Alumni M.A.

Melina Tomasiello

M.A. 2020, PhD candidate

Alumni M.A.

Roxanne Bizier-Lacroix

M.A. 2023, PhD student

Alumni M.A.

Genevieve Levesque

M.A. 2017, psychoeducator

Alumni M.A.

Valerie Roy

M.A. 2016, psychoeducator

" We seek to understand more about the modifiable risk and protective factors leading to increased mental health problems later in life. "