Sarah Germain, M.A.

PhD5, Clinical Psychology


I am currently conducting my PhD Dissertation on the effect of Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT) on Externalizing Disorders versus Internalizing Disorders. I am interested in research on children, attachment, animal assisted therapies, and social community interventions.

Kylee Hurl, M.A. 

PhD3, Clinical Psychology


The majority of my research in the lab focuses on early interventions for infant, toddlers, and preschool children, with a focus on interventions based in attachment theory. I have also been involved in studies examining the comorbidities and associated factors of ADHD.

Kristene Cheung, M.A.

PhD2, Clinical Psychology 


I completed my master’s thesis on the association between ADHD and parental psychopathology. My research interests include child and adolescent psychopathology, childhood adversity, at-risk parenting, and attachment theory.

Michelle Ward, B.A. (Hons.)  

MA3, School Psychology 


I completed my honours thesis under the guidance of Dr. Jennifer Theule in the spring of 2014. This research involved conducting a meta-analysis to discover whether Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is an effective intervention for young children with Disruptive Behaviour Disorders. I am now pursuing my Masters degree in School Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Janine Montgomery and I continue to work as a research assistant in the Family and Developmental Psychopathology Lab.

Jennifer BarnesB.Sc. (Hons.) 

PhD1, Clinical Psychology 


I graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Biology, and as of Fall 2014 am pursuing my Masters in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Theule. I have experience working in group homes with adolescents with mental health issues, as well as with children in foster care, and have a variety of research interests stemming from these experiences, including child psychopathology, attachment-based disorders, family systems, and early interventions.

Brenna Henrikson, B.A. (Hons.)

MA2, Clinical Psychology 


I have recently completed my honours thesis at the University of Manitoba and am currently conducting my masters thesis with Drs. Melanie Soderstrom and Jennifer Theule. The purpose of my masters thesis study is to examine preterm infants’ speech sound recognitions in comparison to full term infants. My other research interests include developmental as well as child behavioural disorders.  

Kelsey Aberdeen

URA Student (2016) & Honours Student (2016/17)


I am a B.A. Honours student currently working on an Undergraduate Research Award project under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Theule. The project is a meta-analysis on ADHD and parenting stress. This upcoming year I will be completing my Honors Thesis, also under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Theule. My broad research interests are directed towards children with developmental and behavioral disorders.