School/Applied Child Psychology faculty

The following is a listing of core faculty members in the School/Applied Child Psychology program. For a complete list of all faculty and their supervisory areas please consult the ECP faculty listing.

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Armando Bertone

Program Director

Associate Professor &
William Dawson Scholar


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

Jacob Burack



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


Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky

Jeffrey Derevensky



Email | Profile

Child development, developmental psychopathology, addiction, gambling.

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

Note: Not accepting any students for Fall 2023 admission.

Marie-Claude Geoffroy

Assistant Professor


marie-claude.geoffroy [at] (Email)Profile

Youth mental health and suicide, mental health resilience, interpersonal violence including bullying and maltreatment, psychiatric epidemiology and intervention.

Research website: McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS)

Nancy Heath

James McGill Professor


nancy.heath [at] (Email) | Profile

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

Research website: Heath Research Team

Note: Not accepting any students for Fall 2023 admission.

Rachel Langevin

Assistant Professor


rachel.langevin [at] (Email )Profile

Sexual abuse, family violence, child maltreatment, and childhood adversity and socioemotional development; Intergenerational cycles of trauma and violence; Developmental trajectories, risk and resilience.


Professor Tina Montreuil

Tina Montreuil

Associate Professor, FRSQ Chercheur Boursier-Junior 1


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

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Eve-Marie Quintin

Assistant Professor


eve-marie.quintin [at] (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).

Professor Steven Shaw

Steven Shaw

Associate Professor


Email | Profile

Resilience, pediatric psychology, and neurogenetic connections.

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

Note: Not accepting any students for Fall 2023 admission

Ingrid Sladeczek

Associate Professor


Email | Profile

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

Research website: Dr. Sladeczek's Research Team

Note: Not accepting any students for Fall 2023 admission.

Ronald Stringer (on leave)

Associate Professor


Email | Profile

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

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

Note: Not accepting any students for Fall 2023 admission.

Link to Profile of Dr. Victoria Talwar


Victoria Talwar

James McGill Professor

Department Chair


victoria.talwar [at] (Email) | Profile

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

Research website: Talwar Child Development Research Lab

Shanna Williams

Assistant Professor


shanna.williams [at] (Email) | Profile

Child Development, Lie-telling, Child Witness Testimony, Human Trafficking, Forensic Sciences and Forensic Interviewing.

Other Academic Staff

(Please note Associate Members and Adjunct Professors can co-supervise Graduate Students but another core Faculty member must be listed as primary supervisor.)

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Reut Gruber

Associate Member

514 761-6131
ext.: 3476

reut.gruber [at] (Email) | Website

Pediatric sleep research, links between sleep and cognition in youth, developmental cognitive neuroscience, Knowledge Translation.

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