Research Team

We specialize in pediatric and young adult health research exploring psychosocial adjustment and coping with chronic medical conditions.

Alana Gyemi

Psychology Graduate Student in the Child Clinical Program

Alana is a masters-level graduate student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor in the Child Clinical track. She received her bachelors’ degrees from the University of Western and the University of Windsor in Biology and Psychology, respectively. She is interested in studying applied behavioural therapy and the effects of positive psychology on the health of pediatric patients. She is also involved in the “Supporting the Transition to Adulthood with Type 1 Diabetes in a University Setting” project in the lab.

Krista Lucier

Psychology Graduate Student in the Applied Social Psychology Program

Krista is a masters-level graduate student in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Windsor. She received her bachelor’s degree from Western University in Family Studies and Psychology. She is interested in positive psychology, health and wellness, and how people find their happiness amongst various stressors. Her Master’s Thesis is entitled, “Effects of Social Isolation on Wellbeing: Undergraduate Student Engagement in Positive and Negative Coping Behaviours During the Coronavirus Pandemic” and she will be involved in the lab for the remainder of 2021, before returning to the PEARL Lab with Dr. Labelle.

Abigail Slack-Neves

Undergraduate Psychology Honour’s Thesis Student

Abbey is a 4th year BA (H) student in the Developmental Psychology with Thesis program at the University of Windsor. She is interested in examining themes within women’s relationships throughout substance abuse recovery for her Honour’s Thesis. Abbey plans on applying for graduate school for the Fall 2022 class to obtain her Master’s degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology, with a goal of becoming a child psychologist.

Emilia Slijepcevic

Undergraduate Integrative Biology (BCN) Thesis Student

Emilia is a 4th year BCN major at the University of Windsor, who is interested in pediatric psychology, specifically in the psychosocial adjustment of children following a medical diagnosis.

Brianna Grandi

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Brianna is a 3rd year BCN major at the University of Windsor, who is interested in how youth and their families cope with the diagnosis of various medical conditions. She is also involved in the “Supporting the Transition to Adulthood with Type 1 Diabetes in a University Setting” project in the lab.

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jasmine Kobrosli is a 4th year student within the BA (H) Psychology with Thesis program at the University of Windsor. Her research interests include the effects of psychological interventions on chronic health conditions with a focus on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the impact of chronic health conditions on psychological wellness. Once Jasmine completes her undergraduate degree, she plans on obtaining a Master’s degree and a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Robert Papak

Post-Bacc Research Assistant

Robert is a recent graduate of the BA (H) Psychology with Thesis program at the University of Windsor. He is also a former undergraduate Psychology Honour’s Thesis student from Dr. Kichler’s lab, who is interested in examining adverse childhood events (ACEs) and the development of resiliency in young adults. He is also involved in the “Supporting the Transition to Adulthood with Type 1 Diabetes in a University Setting” project in the lab. Robert plans on applying to graduate school for the Fall 2022 class to obtain his Master’s degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Kenzie Tapp

Post-Bacc Research Assistant

Kenzie is a recent graduate of the BA (H) Forensics and Psychology with Thesis program at the University of Windsor. With this, she completed her undergraduate Honour’s Thesis under the supervision of Dr. Kendall Soucie of the HEAL Lab concerning how women with PCOS describe their bodies and relate themselves to Western ideals. Her research interests include health psychology, body image, disordered eating, feminist frameworks and qualitative methodology She is also involved in the “Supporting the Transition to Adulthood with Type 1 Diabetes in a University Setting” project in the lab. Kenzie plans on applying to graduate school for the Fall 2022 class to obtain her Master’s degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology.


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