NEUROSCIENCE & PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 

August 2022 - Present (Part-time)

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences

McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL RESEARCH

August 2020- Present

Clinical Research, Royal Ottawa Hospital

Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families, Ottawa, Canada

SCIENTIST

July 2022 - Present

Royal Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa

Institute of Mental Health Research, Ottawa, Canada

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

July 2022 - Present (Full-Time)

School of Psychology, Social Sciences 

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

April 2021- Present 

Department of Medical Biophysics 

Western University, London, Canada

SCIENTIST

September 2020- Present

Homewood Research Institute

Homewood Health, Guelph, Canada

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW

September 2020- Present

Department of Cognition, Emotion and Methods in Psychology

University of Vienna, Austria

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (FULL-TIME) 

September 2020- August 2022

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences

McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

SENIOR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

March 2019- September 2020

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

Department of Cognition, Emotion and Methods in Psychology

University of Vienna, Austria

Department of Psychiatry

University of Zurich, Switzerland

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

September 2017-March 2019

Department of Neuroscience, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Western University, London, Canada
Homewood Research Institute, Guelph, Canada

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN NEUROSCIENCE

September 2014- August 2017

Department of Neuroscience, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Western University, London, Canada

  • Thesis: The Neural Circuitry of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN PSYCHOLOGY

September 2010- August 2014

Western University, London, Canada

  • Thesis: The Neural Correlates of Cognitive Behavioural Self-Regulation in Early Development

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RESEARCH FUNDING & AWARDS

CURRENT RESEARCH SUPPORT

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH (CIHR)

2022 - 2024

Regulating post-traumatic stress disorder neural networks: A real-time fMRI
neurofeedback mechanistic study in frontline healthcare workers

  • Principal Investigator 

NATIONAL DEFENCE (CANADA) 

2021 - 2024

Pan-Canadian network to address and prevent sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed
Forces

  • Co-Investigator 

HOMEWOOD HEALTH INC.

2021 - 2023

Understanding the intersection of COVID-19 related stress, moral injury, and minority
stress, and its impact on mental health among healthcare workers and public safety
personnel in Canada

  • Co-Investigator 

THE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR PTSD & THE LGBT PURGE FUND

2021- 2023

The Neural Correlates of Minority Stress

  • Principal Investigator 

THE BANTING RESEARCH FOUNDATION- YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

2021- 2022

Regulating Neural Connectivity in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Real-Time Neuroimaging

  • Principal Investigator 

FDC FOUNDATION

2020- 2022

Goal Management Training & Neurofeedback in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Collaboration between the Homewood Research Institute and McMaster University

  • Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Margaret McKinnon

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH (CIHR)

2020- 2023

A Randomized Control Trial of a Novel Approach to Cognitive Training in Public Safety Personnel with Post Traumatic Stress Injuries

  • Co-Investigator 

RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS

EUROPEAN RESEARCH COMMISSION MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP

2020

MITACS AND HOMEWOOD HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AWARD

2019

ONTARIO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (OGS), CANADIAN RESEARCH AWARD

September 2016

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH (CIHR), NATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD

September 2015

ONTARIO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (OGS), CANADIAN RESEARCH AWARD

September 2017 - August 2019

JONATHAN & JOSHUA MEMORIAL GRANT FOR MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

September 2015