Our team consists of primarily clinical-developmental psychology trainees, including PhD and MA level students. Please contact Dr. Rawana if you are interested in volunteering with our lab or to inquire about graduate student availability.
Rivka Levin is in the third year of her PhD in Clinical Developmental Psychology. She completed an Honours BSc in Psychology and Biology at York University. Her research interests include investigating the role of emotion regulation and emotion regulation flexibility in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and disordered eating among young adults. She is also interested in applying this research to create and evaluate evidence-based prevention and intervention programs.
Samantha Chan is in the third year of her PhD in Clinical Developmental Psychology. She completed her Honours BSc in Psychology at Queen’s University, and her MSc in Developmental Psychopathology at Durham University in the U.K. Her research mainly focuses on emotion regulation, emotion regulation flexibility, mental health and relationships among adolescents and emerging adults. She is also interested in applying research to develop evidence-based mental health intervention and prevention programs for children and youth. Samantha is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Kate Lee is currently her in first year of her MA in the Clinical Developmental Psychology program. She completed her Honours B.A. in Psychology at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include parent-child dynamics and the role of parenting in the development of emotion regulation among adolescents and emerging adults. She is interested in applying this research to develop effective evidence-based practice and intervention for families.
Paolina Onorato is in the first year of her MA in the Clinical-Developmental Psychology program. She completed her Honours BSc in Psychology at the University of Toronto. Her research involves investigating the links between emotion regulation in interpersonal contexts, feelings of anxiety in social situations, and well-being. Specifically, she is interested in explaining how emotion regulation and anxiety can influence the well-being of emerging adults. Additionally, Paolina hopes to apply this research to inform evidence-based programs to promote well-being and positive mental health.
Fenote is finishing her MA in Developmental Science. She completed an Honours BSc in Psychology at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include interpersonal emotion regulation and emotion regulation variability in emerging adults. She is interested in understanding how the context in which a regulation strategy is applied affects whether it has adaptive or maladaptive outcomes.
Noorin Pattni is a fourth year student completing a double major in International Development Studies and Psychology. She joined the lab in April 2020, and was involved working on literature searches on Emotion Regulation and Daily Diary Studies on Emotion Regulation. Her interests lie in mental health research for Adolescents as well as therapy from an anti-oppressive and anti-racism framework.
Elizabeth (Lisa) Liu is in her third year of her Honours B.A. in Psychology. She completed her Honours B.A. in Global Business and Digital Arts at the University of Waterloo. She is a research assistant at REACh lab, ETL lab, and the Trauma & Attachment lab. Elizabeth's research interests include emotion regulation, problematic social media use, development, and trauma. Developmental psychology is her favorite subject. She is dedicated to pursuing a career in clinical psychology.