• Portrait of Kristene Cheung
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Clinical Health Psychology
    PZ350-771 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4

    Phone: 204-787-7424

Accepting graduate students

Research interests

Research affiliations

Research scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)

Research groups

  • Excellence in Neurodevelopment Rehabilitation and Research in Child Health (ENRRICH)

Research summary

The overarching theme of Dr. Cheung’s research is child and family outcomes related to experiences in the prenatal period, early life, and childhood. Her primary research focuses on the outcomes of children and adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) who are seen at the Manitoba FASD Centre. Her secondary focus will be on caregiver- and family-related outcomes of families of children with PAE in relation to the diagnostic process and programming. Dr. Cheung is also interested in parental mental health outcomes across different populations, including parents of infants who were born premature.


Dr. Kristene Cheung is an assistant professor in clinical health psychology at the University of Manitoba.

She is also a registered clinical psychologist at the Manitoba FASD Centre where she primarily conducts psychological assessments and provides consultation as part of a multi-disciplinary diagnostic assessment for FASD.



  • Doctoral Thesis – Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence (2019)
  • Sam and Esther Sair Scholarships, Skills Unlimited at the Winnipeg Foundation, Doctoral Level (2018-2019)
  • Canadian Psychological Association Student Research and Knowledge Dissemination Grant, Doctoral Level (2018-2019)
  • Lois M. Brockman Graduate Student Thesis Research Fellowship in the Area of Child Development, Doctoral Level (2017-2018)
  • American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship, Doctoral Level (2017-2018)
  • Psychology Graduate Student STAR Award, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Doctoral Level (2017-2018)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship (2015-2019)
  • Tri-Council Top-Up Award, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, Doctoral Level (2015-2016)
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF), Doctoral Level (2015-2017; declined)
  • John R. Walker Clinical Research Award, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Doctoral Level (2015-2016)

Contact us

Clinical Health Psychology
PZ350-771 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4 Canada