Carley Marshall completed a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Psychology – Co-operative Program from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Science degree in Psychiatry at McGill. Her master’s research was a qualitative study involving people who use drugs who became peer-trainers in an overdose prevention program. The aim of the project was to explore the psychological impacts of taking on this peer-trainer role. Her current research is focused on issues related to child and family well-being, particularly the development of mental health problems in children. She is now a PhD student in the Integrated Program in Neuroscience at McGill. With her doctoral research, she seeks to better understand the development of child internalizing problems through examining the roles of early life factors, including pre and postnatal maternal depression, gene-environment interactions, and parenting and attachment. This research, funded by a FRQS doctoral scholarship, will help to identify factors that contribute to risk and resilience for internalizing disorders among children who have experienced early life stress.
Contact: carley.marshall [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)