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Nicole Catherine

Nicole Catherine

Nicole is a doctoral student in the Human Development, Learning and Culture program in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on examining psychobiological determinants of children’s health during middle childhood. In particular, the physiological, behavioural, and contextual profiles that reflect either a risk factor or a resource for children’s social and emotional well-being.

Contact: ncatheri at interchange.ubc.ca

Kristen Goessling

Kristen Goessling

Kristen is a PhD student in the Human Development, Learning and Culture with a MS in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College.  Kristen is interested in how resilience and emotional intelligence can serve as protective factors for adolescents.  She is very interested in qualitative and creative research with youth in out-of-school settings.  New to the lab, Kristen will be working on the DrugBuzz project and helping with the final analyses of the United Way study on middle childhood.   

Martin Guhn

Martin Guhn

Martin joined Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl's lab to pursue doctoral studies in the program Human Development, Learning, and Culture, on the topic of early child development, school readiness, and children's social and emotional competences and wellbeing. Previously, Martin received a bachelor's in music and Master's degrees in psychology and in music psychology. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC (http://www.earlylearning.ubc.ca), and conducts research on the relationships between children's ethno-cultural background, gender, and socio-economic background, and their early development, health, and academic achievement. Under the project leadership of Dr. Schonert-Reichl and Dr. Hertzman, he has also been involved in the development of the Middle Years Development Instrument, a self-report survey for Grade 4 and Grade 7 students about health and wellbeing, social and emotional competences, time use, school experiences, and relationships.

Matt Haberlin

Matt Haberlin

Matt has finished the final year of his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Simon Fraser University. He has been a member of Kim Schonert-Reichl's lab since 2004, participating in numerous research projects as a research assistant. Matt is interested in adolescent development, and social and emotional development in the context of organized sports. Matt is planning to pursue graduate studies upon completion of his undergraduate degree.

Contact: matthaberlin1 at gmail.com

Jennifer Hanson

Jennifer Hanson

Jen is a master's student in the Human Development, Learning and Culture program, conducting research funded by CASEL on the amount of consideration given to social-emotional learning in pre-service teacher training programs. Her research focus is on the influential factors within the familial, educational, and cultural environments that promote or inhibit children's social-emotional learning.

Contact: jennifer.hanson2 at gmail.com

Angela Jaramillo

Angela Jaramillo

Angela is a doctoral student in Human Development, Learning and Culture. Her research interests center on the emotional lives of children, particularly the social and emotional development of preschool-aged children in relation to the development of emotion knowledge, emotion regulation and social and emotional competence and how these skills are fundamental to children’s academic learning, health, and success in life. Moreover, she is interested in school-based preventive interventions for the promotion of social and emotional learning in preschool-aged children and social and emotional learning as a global movement. For several years, she has been working on different projects assessing the impact of universal social-emotional learning programs on preschool- and elementary school-aged children to prevent behavioural disorders and facilitate the development of social and emotional competence. Angela also has a five-year professional degree in psychology from the “Pontificia Universidad Javeriana” in Colombia.

Contact: angelaj at interchange.ubc.ca

Christine Klerian

Christine Klerian

Christine is an MA student in Human Development, Learning, and Culture in the Faculty of Education. With a bachelor in Communications, she has done extensive work in children's journalism and printed media in Mexico City, and has been a classroom teacher for over ten years. Christine joined Kim's lab as a research assistant in the evaluation of the program Roots of Empathy. She is interested in researching the impact of socio-economic and health status on education outcomes, more especially in children of developing countries.

Contact: cklerian at gmail.com

 

Molly Lawlor

Following the completion of her M.A. in Counselling Psychology, Molly entered doctoral studies at UBC and is currently a PhD student in Human Learning, Development and Culture. Broadly, her research interests include social-emotional development throughout childhood and adolescence. Specifically, Molly is investigating prosocialness, mindfulness and psychological adjustment in children and adolescents. In addition, she is involved with research evaluating social-emotional primary prevention programming for children, and research examining the relationship between social responsibility and school adjustment.

Contact: lawlorhouse at shaw.ca

Angela Lee

Angela Lee

Angela is an M.A. graduate in Early Childhood Education, with a B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto. Currently, she is doing research on the promotion of social and emotional learning (SEL) in Hong Kong, particularly in the early childhood education (ECE) field. She is exploring how different approaches to ECE from around the world can bolster SEL, and is working on an integrated model that would suit the Hong Kong learning environment. Angela also holds and overall interest in the field of Positive Psychology (e.g., self-determination theory, resilience, gratitude, flow), and she wants to investigate how these elements can be brought into a pre-primary classroom in future research.

Contact: assa.lee at gmail.com

Eva Oberle

Eva Oberle

Eva came to us from the University in Heidelberg in Germany. She is a PhD student in Human Development, Learning and Culture, conducting research on social and emotional development and its biological/cognitive correlates in children. Her research interests include the relationship between social and emotional development, executive functioning and biomarkers such as salivary cortisol, and the evaluation of intervention programs which promote social and emotional learning in school settings.

Contact: oberle at interchange.ubc.ca

Lina Sweiss

Lina Sweiss

Lina Sweiss Lina Sweiss is a PhD student in the Human Development, Learning and Culture program with an M.A. degree in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. She is currently working on a research project with Kim Schonert-Reichl which is a new self-report measure looking at the lives of children in middle childhood (The Middle Years Development Instrument). Some of her research interests include exploring the benefits of after school activities for children in middle childhood and how to best promote activities in communities.

Contact: lsweiss at interchange.ubc.ca

Kim Thomson

Kim Thomson

Kim has finished her Master's in Human Development, Culture, and Learning at UBC. She has been with the lab for two years and before then earned a Psychology degree from Queen's University. In the lab she has worked on the program evaluations of MindUP, Roots of Empathy, Safe Spaces, and SMART-in-Education. Currently, she is helping with analyses of the United Way study on middle childhood. As well as being interested in knowledge translation, her research interests include positive development during early adolescence and the roles of family, school, and neighbourhood supports.

Contact: kimberly.thomson at gmail.com

   
   
 

Lab Alumni

Erin Buhr
Contact: erin067 at hotmail.com