Heather Henderson in front of a tree

Heather Henderson, Ph.D.

Lab Director

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo.  I completed my B.Sc. in Psychology at McMaster University and my Ph.D. in Human Development at the University of Maryland-College Park. I joined the faculty at UW in July 2014.

Claudia Labahn

Claudia Labahn

Lab Manager

Claudia finished her MASc in Developmental Psychology at the University of Waterloo in 2015, where she also completed her Bachelors of Arts in Honours Psychology with a minor in Speech Communications.

Emma Green

Emma Green

Ph.D Candidate
Emma is working to complete her doctorate in Developmental Psychology at the University of Waterloo. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Honours Mental Health Studies at the University of Toronto in 2016.

McLennon Wilson

McLennon Wilson

Ph.D Candidate

McLennon is a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology at the University of Waterloo. He completed his B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell Campus) in April 2016.

Serena McDiarmid

Serena McDiarmid

Ph.D Candidate


Serena is staying with us to complete her PhD! Serena completed the MASc program last year. She earned her Bachelor of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University and is happy to return to the University of Waterloo where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Honours Health Studies.

Linda Sosa Hernandez

Linda Sosa Hernandez

Master's Student

Linda is a graduate student in the MASc Developmental Psychology program at the University of Waterloo.

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