Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at University of Waterloo, Canada
My research interests include examining the influences of human development from a whole-family perspective, considering the dynamics of entire families rather than solely individuals or dyads. I examine the influences of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, exposure to technology, and socioeconomic status on development in a variety of domains, including cognition, academic achievement, socioemotional functioning, behavior, and mental health.
I would like to grow our understanding of human development and provide a better understanding of how stress, adversity, exposure, and hardship disrupts life for entire families and across generations. I would like to develop interventions that pay attention to the way family members relate to one another and their environments with consideration for the whole family system.