Graduate StudentsAlicia Bartlett firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A. in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Windsor; M.A. in Developmental Psychology, Carleton University; B.A. Honours in Psychology, Carleton University.
Alicia is a PhD student in the Neuropsychology track of the Clinical Psychology program. Her current research interests involve how executive functioning manifests differently in children with autism spectrum disorder, and how these abnormalities affect their overall development. She is also interested in how deficits in social-emotional reciprocity impact the sexual relationships of adolescents and adults with autism, and how sexual education can be adapted to better meet the unique needs of this population.Lynette Kivisto email@example.com
M.A. in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Windsor; B.A. Honours in Psychology, Western University.
Lynette is a PhD candidate in the Neuropsychology track of the Clinical Psychology program. Her Master's thesis examined the use of assistive technology by school-aged children with learning disabilities. Her research interests include ADHD, learning disabilities, and traumatic brain injury in children.
Robin Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A. in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Windsor; B.A. Honours in Psychology, University of British Columbia.
Robin is a PhD student in the Neuropsychology track of the Clinical Psychology program. Her Master’s thesis research wasconducted in collaboration with the University of Windsor’s Sport-Related Concussion Centre and examined how history of recurrent concussions relates to current beahvioural functioning in child and adolescent hockey players. Additional research interests include risk factors for concussion among youth athletes, attitudes toward gender and sexuality in sport, and barriers to sports participation among children.
Ava is a third year Behaviour Cognition and Neuroscience student at the University of Windsor. She joined the CNRG lab in January of 2021 and has a strong interest in child development and neuropsychology (especially concerning the topics of learning and memory). She is currently assisting graduate students in data collection for their dissertations, which involves various forms of assessment and coding procedures. Soon, she will begin working on her undergraduate thesis project and looks forward to gaining further research experience in the field.
In the Spring of 2018, Mila joined our lab to learn more about child neuropsychology while doing the Honours Specialization in Neuroscience program at the University of Western Ontario. With her special interests in learning disorders and neuropsychological assessment, she assisted our grad students with data collection regarding their research while taking on her own research projects. In September 2021, she started the combined MD/PhD program at the University of Western Ontario. Her interests in research and neurodevelopmental disorders, notably among them autism spectrum disorders, has kept her involved in the lab.
Zane is a second-year undergraduate student in the Honours Specialization B.Sc. in Psychology program at the University of Western Ontario. He joined our lab as a research assistant in the Fall of 2021 to learn more about the field of child neuropsychology. Recently, he has been assisting our grad students with data collection regarding their research. His research interests include ADHD, and general child neuropsychological assessment.Rebekah Taylor
Rebekah is a second-year undergraduate student in the Behaviour, Cognition, and Neuroscience program. She joined the lab in the Fall of 2019 in order to further develop her knowledge about child neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment. Rebekah looks forward to assisting graduate students with data collection and learning how to complete psychological assessments and score them accordingly.
Emily O'Connor Derikozis
Dr. Amanda O'Brien (2013-2019)
Ph.D. & M.A. in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Windsor; B.Sc. Honours in Psychology (French Immersion), University of Ottawa.
Amanda completed her PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology in 2019, which included a one-year pre-doctoral neuropsychology internship at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. Her dissertation research involved the validation of a novel quantitative measure of single-word reading ability as a screening tool for reading disabilities in mono- and bi-lingual children. Amanda is currently completing a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Sick Kids (Hospital for Sick Children) in Toronto, with additional fellowship responsibilities in adult neuropsychology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (University Health Network), as she pursues licensure in clinical neuropsychology in Ontario.
Dr. Natalie Frost (2013-2019)
Ph.D. & M.A. in Child Clinical Psychology, University of Windsor; B.A. Joint Honours in Psychology and Social Development Studies, University of Waterloo.
Natalie completed her PhD in Child Clinical Psychology in 2019, which included a one-year pre-doctoral internship in child psychology at the Kingston Psychology Consortium. As a member of CNRG, she assisted other graduate students in their data collection and supported student-led conference presentations and publications. Natalie is currently working as a psychologist (supervised practice) in Owen Sound, ON with the Simcoe Country District School Board and the Hanover Family Health Team.
Emily Bryan (2017-2018)
B.Sc. Honours in Behaviour, Cognition & Neuroscience, University of Windsor
Emily completed her Honour’s thesis under the supervision of Dr. Casey, which examined the specific cognitive abilities measured by the Sentence Memory test in adults and how different intrinsic variables such as socioeconomic status and bilingualism play a role in performance. Emily is now continuing her education at McGill University in Montreal earning a M.Sc. in Neuroscience.
Dr. Shanna Deasley email@example.com
M.A. and Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology, University of Windsor; B.A. Honours in Psychology, University of Guelph.
Shanna completed her PhD in the Child track of the Clinical Psychology program. Her Master's thesis research examined how young adults with different levels of ADHD symptoms use Facebook and how that influences their social well-being.
Bryanna Graves (2015-2017)
M.A. in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Windsor; B.Sc. Honours in Psychology, University of Toronto.
As a lab member of CNRG, Bryanna completed her Masters thesis on the concurrent validity of a new performance-based measure of executive functioning in youth. She is currently working in Toronto.
Dr. Thomas Duda (2010-2016)
Ph.D. & M.A. in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Windsor; B.Sc. Research Psychology in Cognitive Science, University of Michigan-Flint; B.B.A. in Accounting with a minor in Computer Information Systems, Baker College.
Tom completed his PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology in 2016, which included a one-year pre-doctoral neuropsychology internship at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. His dissertation research examined graphomotor functionining specifically in children with and without ADHD using kinematic analysis. Tom also completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After working for a time at Dayton Children's Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, he accepted a staff position as pediatric neuropsychologist at Texas Children's Hospital.
Amanda Phillips (2015-2016)
B.A. in Developmental Psychology, University of Windsor; B.Sc. Honours in Science, University of Waterloo.
Amanda was a member of the CNRG while she completed her undergraduate degree and served as a research assistant for Tom Duda's PhD dissertation project. She is now continuing her education in speech-language pathology at McGill University in Montreal.*2016 - to most recent