Profile

I am a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) researcher and course instructor with a background in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. My research is focused on factors that impact students’ learning trajectories, including student engagement and application of cognitive learning principles in course design. Much of my research also explores student-faculty partnerships that foster the co-creation of learning and teaching.

Professional Positions

2019- Principal Researcher, SoTL In Action
2017-2019 SoTL Postdoctoral Researcher, Teaching Commons, York University
2014-2017 Research Investigator, Axonify Inc.
2014-2017 Research Associate, York University, Department of Psychology and Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital
2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, York University, Department of Psychology and Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital

Education

2013 Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Toronto (Advisors: Drs. Claude Alain and Endel Tulving)
2009 M.A. in Psychology, University of Toronto (Advisors: Drs. Terence Picton and Endel Tulving)
2006 Hons B.Sc. with High Distinction in Human Behavioural Biology, University of Toronto

Certifications

2017 Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW), Facilitator of ISW
2015 Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Selected Honours and Awards

2014-2017 Industrial R&D Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
2013 Centre for Stroke Recovery Postdoctoral Trainee Award
2009-2012 Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
2012, 2011 Ontario Research Coalition Early Researcher Award
2008 Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master’s), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
2007 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program
2006-2009 Canada Cambridge Scholarship, University of Cambridge (declined)
2006-2009 Overseas Research Studentship Award, University of Cambridge (declined)
2006 University of Toronto Excellence Award in Natural Science and Engineering
2005 Undergraduate Student Research Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
2003-2005 Millennium Excellence National In-Course Award, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation