People in the Lab

Lab Director: Andrea Howard

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Andrea earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Science at the University of Alberta in 2010. She then worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar and Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In July, 2013 she joined the Department of Psychology at Carleton University as a Developmental and Quantitative Psychologist. Her research focuses on mental health and health-related behavioural development through adolescence and the transition to adulthood, with a focus on developing and applying innovative statistical methods for measurement and longitudinal data analysis.

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Click here to view Andrea’s CV (January 2023)
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Graduate Students:

Sean Alexander
Ph.D. student, September 2018-present

I am a fifth year Ph.D. student, and I earned my B.Sc. from Dalhousie University and my MA from Carleton University in 2018. My main research interest is in developmental trajectories of alcohol use in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Specifically, situational and personal differences in alcohol use patterns that can be more or less problematic for future development of alcohol dependence. I am also interested in developing novel and efficient research methodologies, as well as quantitative models for those methods.

Research Staff:

Abby Bradley
Lab Manager, September 2021-present

I attained my second undergraduate degree in Psychology from Carleton University in 2021 and my MA from Carleton in 2023. My research interests include community mental health (aligning with my passion for equality and societal fairness), substance use dynamics, and innovative approaches to treating mental illnesses.

Lab Alumni:

Megan Lamb (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2023) Now at IWK Health
Abby Bradley (M.A., April 2023)
Kendra Carnrite
 (M.A., August 2022) Now at Statistics Canada
Leigh Dunn (M.A., August 2020) Now at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Psy.D. program in Clinical Psychology
Erin Macdonald
 (M.A., August 2019) Now at McGill University, Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology
Tyler Pritchard (M.A., August 2017) Faculty member and Predoctoral Resident, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell). Clinical Ph.D. candidate, University of Guelph
Noelle Strickland (M.A., August 2016) Clinical Ph.D. Graduate, Dalhousie University; now at MacGillivray Psychologists, Halifax NS. 

Millie McNeill-McKinnell (Honours thesis student, 2021-2022)
Priscilla Panton (Honours thesis student, 2021-2022)
Sydney Bota
 (Honours thesis student, 2020-2021) Fall 2021: M.A. Student, Counseling Psychology, Western University
Abby Bradley
(Honours thesis student, 2020-2021) Fall 2021: M.A. Student, Carleton University Psychology
Tyler Kydd (Honours thesis student, 2020-2021) Fall 2022: M.A. Student, Carleton University Psychology
Julianne Dumont
(Honours thesis student, 2018-2019)  Current: Clinical Intern, Jewish General Hospital. Ph.D. candidate, Concordia University Clinical Psychology
Andy Ma (Honours thesis student, 2018-2019)  M.Ed (UBC, 2021); Current: Project Coordinator, University of British Columbia
Justin Somerville (Honours thesis student, 2018-2019)
Emily Low
 (Honours thesis student, 2017-2018)  Fall 2018: B.Ed. Student, University of Ottawa Teacher Education Program 
Christie Maclaren (Honours thesis student, 2017-2018)  Fall 2018: MD Student, Queen’s University School of Medicine
Emily Beaudoin (Honours thesis student, 2015-2016) Current: Child in Mind Psychological Services; Ph.D. candidate, McGill University School Psychology
Kelsey Marshall (Honours thesis student, 2015-2016)  M.Ed. (UOttawa, 2019); Current: Psychotherapist, Centre for Cognitive Therapy
Ruth Mussar (Honours thesis student, 2015-2016)  M.A. (Carleton, 2019)
Casandra Boushey (Honours thesis student, 2014-2015)  M.Sc. (Queen’s, 2017); Current: Occupational Therapist, Queensway-Carleton Hospital; M.H.A. Resident, Perley Health
Alana Spadaccini (Honours thesis student, 2014-2015)  M.Ed. (UOttawa, 2017); Current: Ottawa Lifestyle and Nutrition Coach
Kimberly Parsons (Honours thesis student, 2013-2014)  Current: Marketing Manager, Conference Board of Canada