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Principal Investigator

Brandy is a Canada Research Chair and Assistant 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 recently 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.


manu sharma

Doctoral Student

Manu is currently a Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary, after recently completing his Master's. He completed his Honours Bachelor of Science in Mental Health from the University of Toronto Scarborough.


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.



Research Assistant

Hawra completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Calgary. She is currently coordinating and facilitating multiple studies within the Neurocognitive Disorders Lab as a research assistant.


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.

Masters Student

Natalia is an MSc student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary. She completed her BSc in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Toronto and worked as a research assistant at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Her thesis examines emerging cognitive assessment methods of early neurodegeneration.

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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.



Research Assistant

Jonas previously studied Management & Technology (B.Sc. Honours) with a minor in Chemistry at TUM, Munich. He is currently a third-year undergraduate student in the B.Sc. in Psychology at the University of Calgary. As a research assistant he is primarily focused on a project examining mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease.



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