Research Assistants


Sydney Campbell 

Sydney is a PhD candidate in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, simultaneously completing a Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics through the University of Toronto's Joint Centre for Bioethics. Her doctoral work aims to generate normative and empirically-informed evidence to advise future policy deliberations pertaining to Medical Assistance in Dying for Mature Minors, particularly within the Ontario context. Her broad research interests pertain to end-of-life decision making, child well-being, children's rights, child health, and health policy. Sydney joined VOICE in 2020 to lead various projects examining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth, under the supervision of Dr. Franco Carnevale. 

Laura Crump

Laura Crump received a Bachelor of Arts and Science from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Trent University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing at McGill University. She is working with Dr. Marjorie Montreuil and Dr. Franco Carnevale on a project investigating how children understand their human rights and how they promote their rights in their social environment. She is also contributing to a project exploring children’s moral experiences of suicide prevention care in a mental health setting.

Efat Elsherif

Efat is a 3L at the Faculty of Law at McGill University. Prior to law school, she studied Political Science and Anthropology at McGill. Efat is doing research under the supervision of Professor Shauna Van Praagh and Professor Ménard which is focused on children's law creating capacities in international summer camps. Efat was an active junior camp counselor and camp participant at CISV (Children's International Summer Villages) and is very excited to be conducting her research on that topic. 

Shilni Jacob Liberty

Shilni has a background in Nursing with a bachelor and master’s degree from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. She is excited to be a research assistant with the VOICE under the supervision of Dr. Franco Carnevale. Her research focuses on childhood ethics and disability. Currently, she seeks to normatively investigate the participation of children in healthcare and research in Africa.

Daphne Morin

Daphne is a drama therapist, clown and theatre practitioner. She holds an MA in drama therapy from Concordia University and a BA in Theatre Studies from McGill University. Her main interests include existential questions and their impact on the human psyche, trauma-informed approaches and social circus with marginalized. She has worked in community settings with children and youth living in precarious situations using theatre for well-being and has most recently helped organize the first National Social Circus gathering called Cirkaskina with Cirque Hors Piste, a Montreal-based social circus organization.

Sophia Siedlikowski

Sophia completed her B.Sc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ottawa and her M.Sc in Family Medicine specializing in Bioethics at McGill University. Her interest in youth perspectives, education, and wellbeing prompted her to join VOICE as a research assistant in June 2018. She currently works with Dr. Franco Carnevale on an ethnography project that seeks to explore young people’s moral experiences in Montreal. She is also contributing to another project with Dr. Mary Ellen McDonald, in collaboration with Dr. Carnevale, that aims to examine young people’s perspectives regarding medical aid in dying for mature minors.

Matthew Bennett Young

Matthew is the project manager for the VOICE (Views On Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics) project since October 2018. He is also coordinator for the McGill Qualitative Health Research group and the Pediatric Palliative Care Research group. As Research Assistant, he is working on ethical aspects in pediatric medicine and in several other areas with Dr. Franco Carnevale. As project manager, he is the contact person for the team managing budgets, research records and various other project aspects.



Lauranne Gendron-Cloutier

Lauranne Gendron-Cloutier completed her B.A. in Honours Psychology at Concordia University and is beginning to pursue her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Université de Montréal. She is currently working with Dr. Marjorie Montreuil and Dr. Franco Carnevale on a focused ethnography project investigating youths with emotional regulation difficulties, their parents, and psychiatric outpatient clinic staff members in relation to their experience with access to mental health services. She is also contributing to a scoping review about care practices and approaches for children with attachment issues.

Suzanne George

Suzanne was a student in Global Health Studies in the Direct Entry Master's of Science in Nursing Program at McGill University. She has a background in basic science research which she conducted during her Bachelor's in Health Sciences Program at the University of Calgary. She has also taken courses in Psychology and Public Health and is interested in developing a broader understanding of health and well-being to apply to her (future) practice. She worked on a project exploring the moral experience of Indigenous children in a remote Quebec community with Dr.Franco Carnevale. She also worked on other projects as a research assistant for VOICE.

Ludovic Langlois-Therien

Ludovic graduated from McGill University Faculty of Law (B.C.L./LL.B., Hons.) in 2012 and is now completing his LL.M. at UC Berkeley. During his time at McGill, Ludovic acted as Executive Coordinator for the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law and drafted a parallel report on housing rights for the UN on behalf of a coalition of NGOs in Cameroon. After graduation, he became a lawyer and worked for McCarthy Tetrault LLP, where he focused on medical law. Ludovic researched the legal literature on the intersection between children’s best interests and moral agency.


Michela Martiniello

Michela is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Social Work at McGill University. She has a background in psychology and her past research has focused primarily on language development in children. Specifically, her research explored how bilingualism may affect children’s perceptions of moral and social transgressions. Her current research interests include resiliency in childhood and adolescence as well as intervention models that can be used with youth who have experienced trauma. Currently, she is working on a project with Dr. Franco Carnevale that explores a community social development program for youths in Montreal.

Emilie Marzinotto

Emilie is a master’s candidate in the School of Social Work at McGill University. This is Emilie’s first project as a research assistant and she is proud to be a part of VOICE working with a community program for youth in Montreal. Emilie holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Cultural Anthropology as well as a Bachelor of Social Work. Her interests include trauma-informed practices, especially in the context of child welfare and mental health. Emilie has worked with children with autism, adults with mental health difficulties, foster families, young offenders, as well as victims of crimes.

Crystal Noronha

Crystal Noronha

Crystal Noronha was the project manager for the VOICE (Views On Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics) project from 2014 - 2018. She managed the budgets, grant applications and various other project aspects. She was also involved with several scoping reviews projects including a scoping review on moral agency in children and a scoping review on indigenous pedagogy on childhood. She is currently the Research Administrator at McGill's Faculty of Education.

The Voice community would sincerely like to thank Crystal for her dedication and active commitment to this cause since 2014.

Johanna Querengesser

Johanna is a doctoral candidate in School/Applied Child Psychology at McGill University’s Educational and Counselling Psychology Department. Her research focuses on individual and environmental factors that are associated with academic success, social-emotional well-being, and resilience among Indigenous youth in northern Quebec. Currently, she is working as a research assistant for VOICE. Her main role is to assist Dr. Franco Carnevale and other team members conduct a scoping review to map existing knowledge of Indigenous-related pedagogy used to train professionals who work with children and adolescents (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) and to identify knowledge gaps requiring further research. This project prioritizes research that relates to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action

Anne Iavarone-Turcotte

Anne is a doctoral candidate in Law at McGill University. Her research focuses on multiculturalism and internal minorities, with a focus on women in religious groups and indigenous communities. Anne holds a Master of Laws degree from McGill University and is a member of the Quebec bar since 2010. She practiced law for 3 years before pursuing higher studies at McGill, during which time she specialized in health law and human rights. Anne also worked as a legal information agent at the Mile End Legal Clinic and as a mentor at the McGill’s Office for Students with Disabilities. As part of the VOICE team, her role is to conduct a scoping review with the help of Johanna, in order to map existing knowledge on “indigenous pedagogy” as it applies to professionals working with youth. The results will then be used to make recommendations for reform based on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action.

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