• Associate Professor

    Faculty of Arts
    Department of Psychology
    Area: Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    P511 Duff Roblin
    190 Dysart Rd
    Winnipeg, Manitoba. R3T 2N2
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-9338

  • Websites

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Currently accepting graduate students - yes

  • Master's
  • PhD


Prior to moving to the University of Manitoba, I was an assistant professor of Cognitive and Brain Sciences in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University for 5 years. Prior to beginning as a faculty member, I completed my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with a major in Psychology at the University of Toronto, a PhD with a neuroscience focus from Western University, and I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California in the Davis School of Gerontology and the Department of Psychology.


  • PhD, University of Western Ontario, 2013
  • BPHE (Kinesiology and psychology), University of Toronto, 2008


Research summary

My research is focused on uncovering the neural and cognitive mechanisms involved in controlling (e.g. via attention selection or mental imagery) and adapting to emotional stimuli (e.g. fear conditioned stimuli, facial expressions). It also aims to understand how emotions influence other cognitive processes like attention, decision-making and memory. I employ a range of methods including functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging, psychophysiology (e.g. skin conductance response, pupillometry) associative learning (e.g. fear conditioning) and behavioral testing.

Selected publications

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