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.

Click here to view Andrea’s Carleton faculty profile
Click here to view Andrea’s CV (January, 2022)
Contact Andrea: andrea.howard@carleton.ca

Postdoctoral Fellow:

Megan Lamb
Ph.D. Carleton University, 2021

Megan earned her Ph.D. in Psychology with a Concentration in Quantitative Methods from Carleton University in 2021. Her doctorate research focused on body image, disordered eating, and quality of life among community youth, and youth with severe complex obesity. She is a member of Obesity Canada and continues to have a keen interest in weight-related research. Megan is a Postdoctoral Scholar interested in the development of health-related behaviours among emerging adults. Currently she is exploring how binge eating is related to physical activity and sleep among first-year undergraduate students 

Graduate Students:

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

I am a fourth 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.

Kendra Carnrite
Master’s thesis student, September 2020-present

I am a second year M.A. student, and I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Carleton University in 2020. My research interests focus on the psychosocial factors that contribute to the development of substance use in adolescence and emerging adulthood. In particular, I am interested in how the experience of social disruptions impact substance use motives and the development of substance use dependence.

Abby Bradley
Master’s thesis student, September 2021-present

I am a first year M.A. student, and I earned my B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University prior to completing my B.A. Honours in Psychology from Carleton University in 2021. My research interests involve the complex relationship between trauma, stress and substance use. In particular, I am interested in this relationship within vulnerable populations.

Lab Alumni:

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) Now at the University of Guelph, Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology
Noelle Strickland (M.A., August 2016) Now at Dalhouse University, Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology

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 Kidd (Honours thesis student, 2020-2021)
Julianne Dumont
(Honours thesis student, 2018-2019)  Current: Ph.D. Student, Concordia University Clinical Psychology
Andy Ma (Honours thesis student, 2018-2019)  Fall 2019: M.A. Student, Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology, 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: Ph.D. Student, McGill University School Psychology
Kelsey Marshall (Honours thesis student, 2015-2016)  Current: Youth and Young Adult Addictions Counsellor, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services; M.Ed., University of Ottawa Counselling Psychology
Ruth Mussar (Honours thesis student, 2015-2016)  Current: M.A., Carleton University Psychology
Casandra Boushey (Honours thesis student, 2014-2015)  Current: Occupational Therapist, Queensway-Carleton Hospital; M.Sc., Queen’s University Occupational Therapy
Alana Spadaccini (Honours thesis student, 2014-2015)  Current: Ottawa Lifestyle and Nutrition Coach; M.Ed., University of Ottawa Counselling Psychology
Kimberly Parsons (Honours thesis student, 2013-2014)  Current: Marketing Officer, Conference Board of Canada; Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management, Algonquin College