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Current Lab Members



Principal Investigator

Brandy is a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Calgary, and a Full Member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. She holds a PhD from Université Laval and is licensed to practice psychology in Alberta, Ontario and Québec. 

People & Positions: TeamMember

Chelsie Hart

Doctoral Student

Chelsie is currently an NSERC-funded PhD student in Experimental Psychology with a cognitive focus, after completing her Master's of Science at the University of Calgary. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Victoria and went on to work in multiple psychology labs. Her current research focuses on mind-wandering patterns in individuals with ADHD.


Benjamin Peckham

Doctoral Student

Ben is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology. Previously, Ben received his Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology as well as his Master's of Science in Psychology, specializing in Behavioural Neuroscience, from Wilfrid Laurier University. His current research focuses on cognitive decline and mood disorders in the aging brain.


Himanthri weerawardhena

Doctoral Student

Himanthri is a SSHRC-funded PhD student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary. Her research is focused on ADHD and personality. Previously, she received an undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science Honours in Zoology.


Sara becker

Postdoctoral fellow

Sara completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Tübingen in Germany. She is currently a CIHR-funded postdoctoral scholar in the Neurocognitive Disorders Lab, looking at relationships between ADHD and neurodegenerative syndromes.



Doctoral Student

Natalia is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary. She completed her BSc in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Toronto. She is broadly interested in researching novel methods to improve cognitive and health outcomes for older adults with neurodegenerative disorders. Her research also investigates emerging digital technologies in neuropsychological assessment.

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Honours Student

Susan is an after-degree student working on a BA in Psychology (Honours). Her thesis is an evaluation of CanLearn Society programming for adults with ADHD here in Calgary. Susan is interested in the neurological basis, diagnostic criteria, and effective treatment of ADHD. She has a general interest in the impact of ADHD and its co-morbid conditions on families, especially in relation to learning and individual differences. Her long-term goal is to pursue graduate studies and to work with individuals and families in this field.


Avery Krupa 

NSERC Student & Research Assistant 

Avery first started out in the lab in 2022 through NSERC, an undergraduate student research award. Currently Avery is a research assistant in the lab, primarily helping out with participant recruitment and working on systematic and scoping reviews. 

Javeria Atique, Honours Student

JONAS BUERKNER, Research Assistant

Anaëlle Gonzalez, PSYC 499 Independent Research Student

Johnathan Milner, PSYC 505 Independent Research Student

Morgan Schaeffer, PURE Summer Student & Honours Student

Shiva Bahaeimoghadam, PSYC 505 Independent Research Student

Manu Sharma, MSc Student

Alexandra Wall, Research Coordinator

Neva Maynard, Psychometrist

Lab Alumni

Daniel Andruchow, PURE Summer Student & Research Volunteer

Hawra Al-Khaz’Aly, Honours Student & Research Assistant

Emma Tolsdorf, Research Volunteer

Azra Sorathia, Research Volunteer 

Baeleigh (Ellement) Vanderzwaag, Honours Student

Sasha Lavoie, PSYC 499 Research Student

Vivian Huang, PhD Summer Research Student

Jennifer Prentice, PSYC 619 Independent Research Student

Barrett Schultz, PSYC 499 Independent Research Student

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