People profiles

Kevin Barber

Kevin Barber

Graduate researcher

Kevin Barber is a Waterloo graduate student in clinical psychology currently exploring cognitive factors in social anxiety disorder. In particular, he is interested in social hierarchy and fear of positive evaluation.

Brenda Chiang

Brenda Chiang

Graduate researcher

Brenda Chiang is a Waterloo graduate student in clinical psychology who is currently exploring the experience of intrusive images in obsessive-compulsive disorder.  More broadly, she is interested in factors that contribute to the persistence of obsessions and compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Jasmine Taylor

Jasmine Taylor

Graduate researcher

Jasmine Taylor is a Waterloo graduate student in clinical psychology who is interested in the characteristics of compulsive behaviours associated with obsessive compulsive disorder. She is currently examining the phenomenology of compulsive hand washing and the factors that may be involved in its persistence.

Jessica Dupasquier

Jessica Dupasquier

Graduate researcher
 

Jessica Dupasquier is a Waterloo graduate student in clinical psychology who is interested in studying self-criticism as a risk factor for a variety of psychological problems, including social anxiety. Currently, she is investigating the relationship between self-attitudes and social beliefs and expectations.

Mengran Xu

Mengran Xu

Graduate researcher

Mengran Xu is a Waterloo graduate student in clinical psychology currently investigating the factors that contribute to persistent mind wandering and strategies to manage mind wandering. He is particularly interested in how mindfulness practice/attitude could enhance our ability to control attention by reducing ambiguity towards negative stimuli.

Nick Zabara

Nick Zabara

Graduate researcher

Nick Zabara is a Waterloo graduate student in clinical psychology currently examining the types of safety behaviours and cognitive processes demonstrated by individuals with social anxiety. He is particularly interested in examining the effects and processes of social anxiety in social situations and relationship contexts.

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Taylor Hudd

Graduate researcher
Taylor Hudd is a Waterloo graduate student in clinical psychology interested in studying cognitive processes that generate and maintain social anxiety symptoms.
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Olivia Merritt

Graduate researcher

Olivia Merritt is a Waterloo graduate student in clinical psychology who is interested in the relationship between mindfulness and mental health. In particular, Olivia is interested in exploring the effects of mindfulness-based therapies on compulsions.

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Judit Szabo

ASD Coordinator

Judit Szabo is a 4th year Waterloo undergraduate student in psychology interested in studying the development and maintenance of obsessions in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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