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SCCP Faculty who are Accepting Students for 2021-2022

Core Faculty

 

Faculty Name

Research Interests

Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos





Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos

  • Indigenous mental health and education, in particular:
    • Structural violence and complex trauma
    • Indigenous death, suicide, and life promotion
    • Indigenous social theories and applied community psychology
    • Decolonization, liberation, emancipation and futurism(s)
    • Sociopolitical dimensions of Indigenous mental health
    • Youth studies (Racialization; Social movements; Identity)
    • Qualitative, arts-based and new media research methodologies
    • Critical media and technology studies
Dr. Jeffrey AnsloosDr. Becky Chen

Development of language and literacy skills in children enrolled in French immersion programs:

  • Cross-language transfer between English (L1) and French (2)
  • Performance of English language learners (trilinguals) in French immersion
  • Early identification of reading difficulties and reading interventions for French immersion children
  • Poor reading comprehension in French immersion children

Language, literacy and well-being in Arabic-speaking and Syrian refugee children:

  • Development of English and maintenance of Arabic skills
  • Contributions of demographic factors (e.g., SES, parent language, home language) to literacy development
  • Relationship among language, literacy and well-being

Dr. Todd Cunningham

Dr. Todd Cunningham

Lab website 

  • Developing the Assistive Technology Selection Protocol to guide partners to identify the right technology
     
  • Academic interventions for student-aged child who have learning difficulties, particularly:
    • The selection of assistive technology to address academic skill deficits
    • Increasing the effectiveness of assistive technology
    • Development of learning profiles to better identify academic intervention
Dr. Michel Ferrari

Dr. Michel Ferrari


Lab website
  • How personal identity develops in typical and atypical populations
     
  • Personal conscious experience, both in contemporary cognitive science and in the history of psychology
  • Personal wisdom in Canada, the USA, Serbia, Ukraine, India, and China
     
  • The importance of wisdom to the successful acculturation of immigrants and refugees to Canada
Dr. Patricia Ganea

Dr. Patricia Ganea


Lab website
  • Early cognitive development
     
  • Young children's learning about the world through symbolic means, such as language, pictures, videos, and replica objects
     
  • Children's use of language to think and communicate about what is perceptually not present
     
  • The social, linguistic and representational factors that influence children’s learning about the world

Dr. Esther Geva

Dr. Esther Geva

Lab website

  • The development of literacy skills in children learning to read in a second language
     
  • The relationship between oral and written language skills in second language learners
     
  • Cultural psychology pertaining to children's well-being such as parental attribution and concepts of wellness

Dr. Chloe Hamza

Dr. Chloe Hamza

Website

  • Promotion of mental health and well-being across the lifespan
     
  • Prevention of self-injurious behaviours (e.g., nonsuicidal self-injury, suicidal behavior)
     
  • Identifying protective and risk factors for self-injury
     
  • Development of integrated mental health assessments to facilitate the early identification of students at risk for self-injury in schools and the larger community

Dr. Jennifer Jenkins

Dr. Jennifer Jenkins

Website

  • Emotion processes in children and in family life that help us to understand psychopathology in children
     
  • Child development, family systems and developmental psychopathology
     
  • Risk and resilience in child psychopathology (including within family differences in development)
     
  • Theory of mind and emotion

Dr. Kang Lee

Dr. Kang Lee

Website

  • Development of Moral Conceptions of Lying in Adolescents
     
  • Development of Face Processing Expertise
     
  • Neural Mechanisms of Face Processing in Children and Adults
     
  • Neural Mechanisms of Lying in Children and Adults

Dr. Michele Peterson - Badali

Dr. Michele Peterson-Badali

  • Effective rehabilitation for justice-involved youth, including a focus on Indigenous youth
     
  • Implementation of evidence-based assessment and intervention in the youth criminal justice system
     
  • The role of mental health issues in youth justice system involvement

 

Dr. Mark Wade

Dr. Mark Wade

 

 
  • Effects of childhood stress and adversity on cognitive development and mental health
  • Interaction between biological (genetic) and experiential (environmental) factors on development
  • Resiliency in the aftermath of adverse childhood experiences
  • Physiological, neural, cognitive, and socio-emotional pathways linking early adversity to mental health in childhood and adolescence
  • Biomedical and prenatal exposures and child development

 

Adjunct Faculty

 

Faculty Name

Research Interests

Affiliation

Dr. Brendan Andrade

Dr. Brendan Andrade

  • Determining the factors that contribute to and maintain disruptive behaviour in childhood

  • Studying clinic-based and community-based interventions for disruptive and aggressive behaviour

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH 

Dr. Jessica Brian

Dr. Jessica Brian

  • Early identification and intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disorders.
Holland Bloorview
Dr. Joanna Henderson

Dr. Joanna Henderson

  • Improving service delivery and access to care for youth with substance use, mental health or concurrent disorders and their families, through collaborative models of service delivery and knowledge translation and exchange
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

Dr. Doug VanderLaan

Dr. Doug VanderLaan

(Lab Website)

  • Gender and sexual orientation diversity
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Alloparenting
  • Family and peer relationships
  • Neuroimaging

University of Toronto Mississauga

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Secondary Affiliation: Child and Youth Psychiatry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health