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The following are full-time ECP faculty members their research areas and programs within which they supervise. Sublistings by core program area.

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Armando Bertone

Associate Professor & William Dawson Scholar


armando [dot] bertone [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Autism spectrum conditions, development, cognitive assessment, cognitive training, perceptual learning, development of visual and auditory processes, multisensory integration, social perception, technology transfer.

Research website: Perceptual Neuroscience Laboratory (PNLab) for Autism and Development

School/Applied Child Psychology; can also only supervise Human Development students relevant to research areas.

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Alain Breuleux

Associate Professor


alain [dot] breuleux [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Cognition, technology in education.

Health Professions Education; Learning Sciences; M.Ed. Concentrations

Jacob Burack



jacob [dot] burack [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

The development of attention and cognition among typically developing children, persons with autism, and persons with specific syndromes associated with intellectual disabilities.

Research website: McGill Youth Study Team

Human Development; M.Ed. Concentrations; School/Applied Child Psychology

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky


Jeffrey Derevensky

Professor and Chair


jeffrey [dot] derevensky [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Child development, developmental psychopathology, addiction, gambling.

Research website: International Centre for Youth Gambling & High Risk Behaviors

Human Development; M.Ed. Concentrations; School/Applied Child Psychology

Jack De Stefano

McGill Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic Director; Faculty Lecturer


jack [dot] destefano [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Process research, common factors in psychotherapy, development of clinical skills, training of clinicians and clinical supervision.

Note: Does not supervise research.

Counselling Psychology

Dr. Martin Drapeau

Martin Drapeau

Associate Professor


martin [dot] drapeau [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Psychotherapy process and outcome, best practices in psychology, knowledge translation and dissemination, access to psychological services.

Research website: McGill Psychotherapy Process Research Group (MPPRG)

Counselling Psychology

Adam Dube

Adam Dubé

Assistant Professor


adam [dot] dube [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Educational technology, cognition, cognitive development, child-tablet computer interaction, conceptual knowledge acquisition and application, development of mathematical cognition, problem solving.

Learning Sciences, can also supervise Human Development students relevant to my research areas.

Marilyn Fitzpatrick

Marilyn Fitzpatrick



marilyn [dot] fitzpatrick [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Psychotherapy  change processes, progress or outcomes monitoring in psychotherapy,  values clarification in therapy.

Research website: McGill Psychotherapy Process Research Group (MPPRG)

Counselling Psychology

Professor Tara Flanagan

Tara Flanagan

Associate Professor


tara [dot] flanagan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Inclusive education, social inclusion, social policy, transition, self-determination, quality of life, people with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups.

Human Development; M.Ed. Concentrations; School/Applied Child Psychology

Karen Gazith

Faculty Lecturer


karen [dot] cohen-gazith [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile


Inclusive education, evidence-based teaching practices to include a very broad range of students within the classroom, change management to support inclusion.

Note: Does not supervise research.

M.Ed. Concentrations

Professor Nathan Hall

Nathan Hall

Associate Professor


nathan [dot] c [dot] hall [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Evaluation of achievement motivation theories; consequences of motivational strategies and discrete emotions on long-term health, motivation, and achievement outcomes in young and older adults; development of innovative motivational programs for at-risk students in higher education.

Research website: Achievement Motivation and Emotion (AME) Research Group

Learning Sciences

Dr. Nancy Heath

Nancy Heath

James McGill Professor


nancy [dot] heath [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Mental health in schools, enhancing mental health resilience, non-suicidal self-injury.

Research website: Heath Research Team

Human Development; M.Ed. Concentrations; School/Applied Child Psychology

Michael Hoover

Michael Hoover

Associate Professor


michael [dot] hoover [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Design and analysis of online university learning, Activity Systems Theory in online and multilingual educational contexts, creating online communities of inquiry.

Research website: The Online Learning Research Team

Health Professions Education; Learning Sciences; M.Ed. Concentrations

Bassam Khoury

Assistant Professor

bassam [dot] el-khoury [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Mindfulness theory and practices; clinical, social, and cognitive applications of mindfulness; process, outcomes, and effectiveness of meditation and mindfulness-based treatments; systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Counselling Psychology, can also supervise other students who have interest/knowledge relevant to research areas.

Professor Konishi

Chiaki Konishi

Assistant Professor


chiaki [dot] konishi [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)Profile

Social-emotional development, connectedness (including: attachment, peer relationships, student-teacher relationships, non-parental adult relationships), bullying and discrimination, school climate, social and ecological perspectives, health and development in marginalized populations (eg., sexual and racial/ethnic minorities), methodological and statistical issues.

Human Development; M.Ed. Concentrations; can also supervise students from the other ECP programs with relevant research areas.

Dr. Annett Korner

Annett Körner

Associate Professor


annett [dot] korner [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Clinical and health psychology, in particular the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions for individuals diagnosed with chronic and/or life-threatening medical conditions.

Research website: Health Psychology Research Group

Counselling Psychology

Professor Lajoie

Susanne Lajoie

Professor; Canada Research Chair, Tier I


susanne [dot] lajoie [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Application of cognitive theories to the design of computer based learning environments across disciplines; the role of emotion in learning; medical problem solving; team effectiveness; collaborative learning; human and computer tutoring; empathy, decision making and communication.

Research websites: Advanced Technologies for Learning in Authentic Settings (ATLAS) Lab
LEADS (Learning Environments across Disciplines)

Health Professions Education; Learning Sciences

Professor Tina Montreuil

Tina Montreuil

Assistant Professor


tina [dot] montreuil [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Anxiety disorders (social anxiety) and emotion regulation deficits on academic success and transition into psychopathology, social-emotional development and learning, early intervention.

School/Applied Child Psychology; Counselling Psychology

Professor Krista Muis

Krista Muis

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair, Tier II


krista [dot] muis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Self-regulated learning, epistemic cognition, motivation, emotions, mathematics and science learning.

Learning Sciences; M.Ed. Concentrations

Marie-Hélène Pennestri

Assistant Professor

marie-helene [dot] pennestri [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Development and consolidation of the sleep-wake cycle in infants and children, parental expectations related to sleep, sleep disorders (children and adults), child development, attachment, polysomnography, autonomic nervous system, heart rate variability, mental health, premature birth.

Counselling Psychology

Professor Quintin

Eve-Marie Quintin

Assistant Professor


eve-marie [dot] quintin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders and fragile X syndrome; cognitive, social, and emotional development; lifespan development; music perception and cognition; brain development (neuroimaging).

School/Applied Child Psychology

Jessica Ruglis

Assistant Professor


jessica [dot] ruglis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

School dropout, early school leaving and dis/engagement; educational trajectories; educational inequities; child and adolescent health and development; relationships between education and health; social determinants of health; social and education policy; social theory; critical race and social issues in education.

Human DevelopmentSchool/Applied Child Psychology

Alenoush Saroyan



alenoush [dot] saroyan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Pedagogical/faculty development, academic leadership, quality assurance and accreditation.

Research website: Higher Education Research Group (HERG)

Health Professions Education; Learning Sciences; M.Ed. Concentrations

Robert Savage

Robert Savage

Associate Professor & William Dawson Scholar


robert [dot] savage [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

The development of cognitive processes in normal reading and spelling in the early years; the cognitive psychology of poor reading and developmental dyslexia; literacy and related interventions, particularly in the elementary school years, including use of technology.

Research website: ABRACADABRA (A Balanced Reading Approach for Canadians Designed to Achieve Best Results for All)

Human Development; M.Ed. Concentrations

Professor Steven Shaw


Steven Shaw

Associate Professor


steven [dot] shaw [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Resilience, pediatric psychology, neurogenetic connections.

Research website: Resilience, Pediatric Psychology, & Neurogenetic Connections Lab

Human Development; M.Ed. Concentrations; School/Applied Child Psychology

Bruce Shore


Bruce Shore

Emeritus Professor


bruce [dot] shore [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Inquiry as a curricular focus across levels of education; evaluation of outcomes; giftedness, expertise, and cognitive differences in learning and thinking.

Health Profession Education; Learning Sciences; M.Ed. Concentrations; School/Applied Child Psychology

Note: Dr. Shore does not supervise new students.

Ada Sinacore


Ada Sinacore

Associate Professor


ada [dot] sinacore [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Cultural transitioning and adjustment in immigrant populations, social justice theories and practice, gender based violence and bullying.

Counselling Psychology

Ingrid Sladeczek

Associate Professor


ingrid [dot] sladeczek [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Developmental disabilities across the lifespan, early intervention, consultation, behavior and emotional disorders.

Research website: Dr. Sladeczek's Research Team

Human Development; M.Ed. Concentrations; School/Applied Child Psychology

Ronald Stringer (on leave)

Associate Professor


ronald [dot] stringer [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Assessment, practice of school psychology, reading, reading disability, AD/HD.

Research website: High Ability and Inquiry Research Group (HAIR)

Human Development; M.Ed. Concentrations; School/Applied Child Psychology

Victoria Talwar

Victoria Talwar

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair, Tier II


victoria [dot] talwar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Development of lying in children, theory of mind, and child witness testimony.

Research website: Talwar Child Development Research Lab

Human Development; School/Applied Child Psychology

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