Kimberly Carrière

 

Kimberly's Research Interests

Kimberly Carrière is a PhD student at McGill University in Clinical Psychology. Her research explores the efficacy of mindfulness-based programs on individuals with overweight and obesity. She is particularly interested in better understanding the independent role that mindfulness plays in reducing obesity-related eating behaviours. By better understanding the underlining mechanisms of mindfulness that support successful eating regulation, it is her goal to develop weight management programs that not only support weight loss but facilitates its maintenance over time.

Currently, her research program involves the development and evaluation of a new mindful eating scale that assess four fundamental features of mindfulness applied towards the eating experience.

 

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Kimberly Carrière
PhD Candidate
kimberly.carriere [at] mail.mcgill.ca

 

 

Education

  • 2016 - Present | Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec.
  • 2011 - 2014 | Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Art History, McGill University, Montréal Québec.

Journal Articles in Preparation

  • Carrière, K., Preissner, C., Frayn, M., Siemers, N., & Knäuper, B. (in prep.). Weighing the options: The benefits of using a concealed scale in weight management research.
  • Carrière, K., Siemers, N., & Knäuper, B. (in prep.). A scoping review: What is mindful eating and how is it taught?
  • Carrière, K., Preissner, C., Siemers, N., & Knäuper, B. (in prep.). The validation of the French version of the Four Facet Mindful Eating Scale.

Published and Submitted Journal Articles

  • Carrière, K., Dikaios, E., Frayn, M., Bernstein, I., & Knäuper, B. (under review). Testing a brief mindful eating program: Feasibility and proof of concept. Eating and Weight Disorders: Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity.
  • Carrière, K., Shireen, H., Siemers, N., Preissner, C., Starr, J., Falk, C., & Knäuper, B. (under review). Development and validation of the Four Facet Mindful Eating Scale (FFaMES). Appetite.
  • Frayn, M., Carrière, K., & Knäuper, B. (2020). Lessons learned from an ACT-based physician-delivered weight loss intervention: A pilot RCT demonstrates limits to feasibility. Open Psychology, 2, 22-39.
  • Knäuper, B., Shireen, H., Carrière, K., Frayn, M., Ivanova, E., Xu, Z., Lowensteyn, I., Sadikaj, G., Luszczynska, A., Grover, S., & McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program Investigators (2020). The effect of if-then plans on weight loss: Results of the 24-month follow-up of the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program randomized controlled trial. Trials, 21(1), 40-47.
  • Lacaille, J., Carrière, K, Sadikaj, G., & Knäuper, B. (2019 [accepted pending revisions]). Daily Mindful Responding Scale (DMRS). In Handbook of Assessment in Mindfulness. Springer
  • Carrière, K., Khoury, B., & Knäuper, B. (2018). Author response to “Effects of mindfulness on weight loss” by Dr. Kristina Bergman. Obesity Reviews, 19(9), 1310-1312.
  • Carrière, K., Khoury, B., Günak, M. M., & Knäuper, B. (2018). Mindfulness‐based interventions for weight loss: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Obesity Reviews, 19(2), 164-177.
  • Knäuper, B., Carrière, K., Frayn, M., Ivanova, E., Xu, Z., Ames-Bull, A., Lowensteyn, I., Sadikaj, G., Grover, S., & McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program Investigators. (2018). The effects of if-then plans on weight loss: Results of the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program RCT. Obesity, 26(8), 1285-1295.
  • Lacaille, J., Sadikaj, G., Nishioka, M., Carrière, K., Flanders, J., & Knäuper, B. (2018). Daily mindful responding mediates the effect of meditation practice on stress and mood: The role of practice duration and adherence. Journal of Counselling Psychology, 74(1), 109-122.
  • Carrière, K., Khoury, B., Günak, M., & Knäuper, B. (2017 [in press]). Mindfulness-based interventions for weight loss: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews.
  • Frayn, M., Carrière, K., Knäuper, B. Physician-delivered weight loss interventions in Canada: A case example and recommendations for future implementation (2017 [submitted]). Canadian Family Physician.
  • Knäuper, B., Carrière, K., Frayn, M., Ivanova, E., Xu, Z., Ames-Bull, A., Lowensteyn, I., Sadikaj, G., Grover, S., & McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program Investigators. (2017 [submitted]). Obesity.
  • Lacaille, J., Sadikaj, G., Nishioka, M., Carrière, K., Flanders, J., Knäuper, B. (2017). Daily mindful responding mediates the effect of meditation practice on stress and mood: The role of practice duration and adherence. Journal of Counselling Psychology. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22489.
  • Khoury, K., Knäuper, B., Pagnini, F., Trent, N., Chiesa, A., Carrière, K. (2017). Embodied mindfulness. Mindfulness, 8(5), 1160-1171.
  • Khoury, K., Knäuper, B., Schlosser, M., Carrière, K., & Chiesa, A. (2017). Effectiveness of traditional meditation retreats: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 92, 16-25.
  • Knäuper, B., Carrière, K., Chamandy, M., Xu, Z., Schwarz, N., & Rosen, N. (2016). How aging affects self-reports. European Journal of Ageing, 13(2), 185-193

Published Abstracts

  • Islam, F., Xu, Z., Ames-Bull, A., Carrière, K., Voloshyn, A., Sasson, M., Chamandy, M., Ivanova, E., & Knäuper, B. (2018). Examining the number and quality of physical activity-related if-then plans for weight loss success. European Journal of Public Health, 28(2), 388. [Abstract]
  • Xu, Z., Islam, F., Sadikaj, G, Ames-Bull, A., Carrière, K., Voloshyn, A., Sasson, M., Chamandy, M., Luszczynska, A., Lownsteyn, I., & Knäuper, B. (2016). A longitudinal analysis of how daily life physical activity versus gym-related if-then plans predict weight loss. Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport, 48(1), 241. [Abstract]
  • Islam, F., Xu, Z., Ames-Bull, A., Carrière, K., Voloshyn, A., Ivanova, E., Sasson, M., Chamandy, M., & Knäuper, B. (2016). The influence of different types of daily life physical activity if-then plans on 3-, 12-, and 24-month weight loss success in a behavioural weight loss program. Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport, 48(1), 241. [Abstract]

Conference Presentations

  • Carrière, K., Preissner, C., Siemers, N., Shireen, H., & Knäuper, B. (2020, June). When paying attention is not enough: The development of a multifaceted mindful eating scale. Oral presentation at the International Conference on Mindfulness, Aarhus, Denmark.  
  • Carrière, K., Siemers, S., & Knäuper, B. (2020, November). What is mindful eating and how is it taught? A scope review on mindful eating for obesity management. Poster presentation at The Obesity Society annual conference.
  • Carrière, K., Shireen, H., Preissner, C., Siemers, N., & Knäuper, B. (2020, May). Developing and validating a new mindful eating questionnaire. Oral presentation at the Mindful Society Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Carrière, K., Khoury, B., Günak, M., & Knäuper, B. (2018, July). Mindfulness-based interventions for weight loss: A systematic review and meta-analysis. In M. Brewer (Chair), Using Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Addictive Behaviours.Symposium conducted at the International Conference on Mindfulness 2018, Amsterdam, NL.
  • Knäuper, B., Carrière, K., Frayn, M., Ivanova, E., Xu, Z., Ames-Bull, A., Islam, F., Lowensteyn, I., Sadikaj, G., Luszczynska, A., Grover, S., & the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program Investigators. (2018, May). The effects of if-then plans on weight loss: 3- and 12-month results of the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program randomized controlled trial. International Behavioural Trials Network Conference, Montreal, QC.
  • Spinelli, C., Carrière, K.,Paradis-Gagné, E., Per, M., Wisener, M., Sadowski, I., & Khoury, B. (2018, July). Mindfulness and yoga training as adjunctive therapies in forensic patient treatment. In M. Hoeve (Chair), Mindfulness in the Justice System. Symposium conducted at the International Conference on Mindfulness 2018, Amsterdam, NL.
  • Spinelli, C., Carrière, K., Paradis-Gagné, E., Per, M., Wisener, M., Sadowski, I., & Khoury, B. (2018, June). Evaluating the use of mindfulness-based strategies and yoga in improving the well-being of forensic inpatients at the Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal. Poster presentation at the 2018 International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, CA.
  • Carrière, K., Frayn, M., Berstein, I., Dikaios , E., &Knäuper, B. (2018, June). Evaluating the Efficacy of a Brief Mindful Eating Program for Weight loss.International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Carrière, K., Frayn, M., &Knäuper, B. (2018, June). Physician-delivered weight loss interventions in Canada: A case example and recommendations for future implementation.ICPA PHHC Graduate Student Symposium (oral presentation), Montreal, Quebec. 
  • Xu, Z., Kaushal, N., Knäuper, B, & the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program Investigators (including K. Carrière). (2018, June). Higher cue awareness predicts greater habit strength, resulting in a greater amount of physical activity, less calorie and fat consumption, and greater weight loss. Oral presentation at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP), Montreal, Canada.
  • Carrière, K.,Khoury, B., Günak, M., & Knäuper, B. (2018, May). Mindfulness-based interventions for weight loss: A systematic review and meta-analysis. A Mindful Society Conference, Toronto, Ontario. 
  • Spinelli, C., Carrière, K.,Paradis-Gagné, E., Per, M., Wisener, M., Sadowski, I., & Khoury, B (2018, May). Using mindfulness and yoga to treat forensic inpatients. Poster presentation at the Mindful Society Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Islam, F., Xu, Z., Ames-Bull, A., Carrière, K., Voloshyn, A., Sasson, M., Chamandy, M., Ivanova, E., & Knäuper, B. (2017, November). Examining the number and quality of physical activity-related if-then plans for weight loss success. To be presented at the10th European Public Health Conference, Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Xu, Z., Saint-Martin, A., Sadikaj, G., Knäuper, B., & the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program Investigators (including K. Carrière). (2017, June). Long-term effectiveness of food-related if-then plans for weight loss and maintenance. Poster to be presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia.
  • Xu, Z., Islam, F., Ames-Bull, A., Sadikaj, G., Knäuper, B., & the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program Investigators (including K. Carrière). (2017, June). If-then plans predicting weight loss: Exploring physical activity increase as a potential mediator. GIMME-5 oral presentation at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Frayn, M., Ivanova, E., Carrière, K., Knäuper, B., & the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program Investigators. (2017, June). Emotional eating and weight loss in the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Study. Poster to be presented at the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia.
  • Islam, F., Xu, Z., Ames-Bull, A., Carrière, K., Voloshyn, A., Ivanova, E., Sasson, M., Chamandy, M., Knäuper, B. (2016, October). The Influence of Different Types of Daily Life Physical Activity If-Then Plans on 3-, 12-, and 24-month Weight Loss Success in a Behavioural Weight Loss Program. Paper or poster to be presented at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) Annual Conference, Waterloo, Ontario.
  • Xu, Z., Islam, F., Sadikaj, G., Knäuper, B., & the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program Investigators (2016, October). Do people need to hit the gym to lose weight? The effect of daily life physical activity versus gym-related physical activity if-then plans on weight loss success. Poster or oral presentation at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) Annual Conference, Waterloo, Ontario.
  • Islam, F., Xu, Z., Ames-Bull, A., Carrière, K., Voloshyn, A., Ivanova, E., Sasson, M., Chamandy, M., & Knäuper, B. (2016, March). Can weight loss be achieved without hitting the gym? The effectiveness of structured vs. daily life physical activity plans. 15th Annual Education Graduate Students Conference, Montreal, Quebec. 
  • Islam, F., Xu, Z., Sasson, M., Chamandy, M., Ivanova, E., Voloshyn, A., Rogers, V., Carrière, K., Ames-Bull, A., Knäuper, B. (2015, October). Effects of the Quality of Implementation Intentions for Physical Activity on Achieving Weight Loss. Poster presentation at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) Annual Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Lacaille, J., Sadikaj, G., Nishioka, M., Carriere, K., Flanders, J., & Knäuper, B. (2015, June). Responding with mindfulness off the meditation cushion: Daily mindful responding mediates the relationship between meditation practice and psychological wellbeing. Mindfulness & Compassion: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Projects

Kimm is currently working on several projects. She is conducting two studies to validate the French and German versions of her newly developed mindful eating scale. The validation of this scale is also underway in a sample of individuals seeking bariatric surgery. A separate pre-post study will also be conducted to investigate the scale’s psychometric properties in a sample of individuals who are participating in a Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Program (MB-EAT). Kimm’s additionally conducting a longitudinal project assessing the effects of self-compassion and mindfulness on rates of weight regain in individuals with overweight and obesity.

Funding

  • 2019 Mindful Society Scholarship, Mindful Society Conference ($200)
  • 2019-2022 | Vanier Canadian Graduate Scholarship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Award ($150,000)
  • 2019-2022 Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Award ($105,000) – Declined
  • 2018 | Professional Development Award in Research, The American Mindfulness Research Association ($500)
  • 2018 | Psychologists in Hospitals and Health Centers Student Award, International Conference of Applied Psychology ($250)
  • 2018-2021  | Fonds de Recherche Santé Québec (FRSQ) Doctoral Award ($63,000)
  • 2018 | Graduate Travel Award ($500)
  • 2017-2018 | Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University ($1,445)
  • 2017 - 2018 | Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Master’s Award - $ 35,000
  • 2017 - 2018 | Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University - $1,445
  • 2016 | Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University, Montréal, Québec - $5,000
  • 2016 - 2018 | Fonds de recherche Santé Québec (FRSQ) Programme de bourses de formation de maîtrise (Master's scholarship), Government of Quebec - $30,000
  • 2016-2017 | Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University - $7,000

Live Broadcasts

  • 2018 Live interview, Breakfast Television, Mindfulness and Weight loss
  • 2018 Radio interview, CJAD-800
  • 2017 Live interview, CTV News Montreal, Is Mindfulness a Better Way to Lose Weight?
  • 2017 Podcast, Mindfulness Practice and Science, Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Weight Loss

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