Lab Director

Veronica Whitford, Ph.D.

I am an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). I received a B.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from McGill University. Afterward, I completed two post-doctoral fellowships in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. The first was at the University of Western Ontario (Department of Psychology, Brain and Mind Institute), and the second was at Harvard University (Graduate School of Education) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute for Brain Research). I then was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) before joining UNB.

Undergraduate Students

Narissa Byers

I am a fourth-year student pursuing a B.Sc. honours degree in Psychology. I completed my basic research project with Dr. Whitford, and will be completing my honours thesis with her as well. While I enjoy a variety of research areas, my main interests are clinical neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience, and brain imaging techniques. I am the vice president of UNB's Undergraduate Psychology Society, where we hope to make a difference in the psychology program and community.

Sarah MacIsaac

I am a third-year student pursuing a B.A. in Psychology with a specialization in Neuroscience. I will be completing my basic research project with Dr. Whitford. While I enjoy several areas of psychology, I am most passionate about cognition, language development, and psycholinguistics.

Lauryn Munro

I am a third-year student pursuing a B.Sc. degree in Psychology. I will be completing my basic research project with Dr. Whitford. I find all the areas of psychology intriguing; however, I am most drawn to cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, brain imaging, and social psychology. I am the social representative for UNB's Undergraduate Psychology Society and the Logistics Chair for UNB's first ever interdisciplinary health case competition.

Samantha Shaw

I am a fourth-year student pursuing a B.Sc. honours degree in Psychology. I was a work-study research assistant in Dr. Whitford's lab last year, and will be completing my honours thesis with her. Although I have worked on a number of projects in different areas of psychology, I am most passionate about cognitive and behavioural neuroscience. I am the president of UNB's Undergraduate Psychology Society, serve as the campus liaison for PSICHI's executive team, and work as a disability support worker.

Past Members

Mallory Pittman: Undergraduate basic research student, UNB (2020)

Arti Prajapati: Undergraduate work-study research assistant, UNB (2019-2020)

Astrid Portillo: Clinical Psychology M.A. student, UTEP (2018-2020)

Erika Guedea: Undergraduate research assistant, UTEP (2018-2019)

Alejandra Gonzalez: Undergraduate research assistant, UTEP (2018-2019)

Raymond Mendoza: Undergraduate research assistant, UTEP (2018-2019)

Marjorie Rouse: Undergraduate research assistant & independent research student, UTEP (2018-2019)

Yassel Sanchez Romero: Independent research student, UTEP (2018-2019)

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