People profiles

Dr. Kevin Harrigan.

Dr. Kevin Harrigan

Director - Knowledge Translation Stream

Dr. Harrigan is the director of the Knowledge Translation Stream and contact person for the Gambling Research Lab. His primary research interest is in gambling addictions with a focus on why so many slot machine gamblers become addicted.

Dr. Michael Dixon.

Dr. Michael Dixon

Director - Research Stream

Dr. Dixon is the director of the Research Stream of the Gambling Research Lab. He is a Professor of Psychology, and past Chair of Psychology at the University of Waterloo.  He has conducted research in diverse domains. He is internationally recognized for his research on how semantic information (what a person knows about the world) can influence the manner in which one perceives and recognizes objects in our world.

Dr. Jonathan Fugelsang

Dr. Jonathan Fugelsang

Researcher

Dr. Fugelsang is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on how we reason about and integrate multiple, often conflicting, pieces of evidence when making complex decisions.

Dr. Karen Collins

Dr. Karen Collins

Researcher

Dr. Collins is a Canada Research Chair focusing on the affect of sound in computer games.  She is investigating the effect of slot machine sounds on slot machine players.

Dr. Dan Brown

Dr. Dan Brown

Associate Professor (Cheriton School of Computer Science)

Professor Brown's primary research area is the understanding of sequential data, joining ideas from evolutionary theory with probabilistic modeling and discrete mathematics.

Candice Graydon

Candice Graydon (nee Jensen)

PhD Candidate (Psychology)

Candice is a PhD student in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) under the supervision of Dr. Mike Dixon.

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Sai Kalvapalle

Research Assitant

Sai graduated from the Honours Psychology program with a Minor in English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo in October 2015, and is currently a Research Assistant in the Gambling Research Lab.

Chanel Larche, PhD Candidate

Chanel Larche

PhD Candidate (Psychology)

Chanel is a PhD student in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) under the supervision of Dr. Mike Dixon. She is also working as a KTE hub member in the University of Waterloo Gambling Research Lab.

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Arielle Levy

Honours Thesis Student (Psychology)

Arielle is currently completing an honours thesis project examining grapheme-colour synaesthesia (the association of numbers and letters with highly-specific colours) under the supervision of Dr. Dixon. She plans to also get involved with more gambling research in the near future.

Madison Stange

Madison Stange

PhD Candidate (Psychology)

Madison is a PhD candidate in the Cognitive Neuroscience program under the supervision of Dr. Mike Dixon. She is also part of the Knowledge Translation and Exchange Hub in the Gambling Research Lab.