Trauma Research Trainees

Krysta Andrews, PhD, MSW, RSW
McMaster University

Krysta Andrews received an undergraduate degree at Queen’s University in Biology and a Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Toronto. She completed her doctoral degree in Neuroscience at McMaster University and is currently pursuing a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences under… [ Read full bio ]

Bethany Easterbrook, MSc
McMaster University

Bethany Easterbrook is a first year PhD student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at McMaster University, supervised by Dr. Margaret McKinnon. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Toronto (St. George), and a Master’s degree in Health Research Methodology from McMaster. She has previous research experience… [ Read full bio ]

Sarah Goegan, BSc
McMaster University

Sarah is currently completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Prior to attending McMaster University, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. Her doctorate research focuses on the role of cognitive impairment in psychiatric illnesses, such as Post-Traumatic Stress… [ Read full bio ]

Sherain Harricharan, PhD
McMaster University

Sherain Harricharan is currently pursuing a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences under the supervision of Dr. Margaret McKinnon. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Medical Sciences at Western University, and then went on to complete her doctoral… [ Read full bio ]

Yarden Levy, BSc
McMaster University

Yarden graduated from York University with an Honours B.Sc. in Psychology. For her undergraduate research she examined the relationship between categorical face perception and high interference memory with amnesic patients and older adults. Yarden is currently in her first year in the Research and Clinical Training program at McMaster… [ Read full bio ]

Chantelle Lloyd, MSc
Western University

Chantelle is a PhD candidate in the Psychology, Neuroceince, and Behaviour – Research & Clinical Training program at McMaster University. She is supervised by Dr. Margaret McKinnon and Dr. Ruth Lanius. Her research largely concentrates on understanding and describing the experience of moral injury. Specifically, Chantelle is investigating the neurobiological… [ Read full bio ]

Anna Park, MSc
McMaster University

Anna Park obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at McGill University and her Master of Science in Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology at the University of St Andrew’s, UK. She has worked in research laboratories ranging from educational psychology, social psychology, biopsychology of sexuality, and psychiatric epidemiology. She… [ Read full bio ] 

Alina Protopopescu, BA, BSc
McMaster University

Alina Protopopescu is a fourth-year, PhD Candidate in the Research and Clinical Training Stream in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University and a Clinical Psychology Resident at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. She received her undergraduate degrees from McMaster University and Brock University in Honours Biology and Honours Psychology… [ Read full bio ]

Sophia Roth, BA
McMaster University

Sophia is a PhD candidate in the Research and Clinical Training Stream in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour at McMaster University. Their research interests include moral emotions, early life adversity, and scale development. Sophia’s dissertation project builds on existing knowledge in the fields of trauma-research and forensic… [ Read full bio ]

Brahm Sanger, HBSc
McMaster University

Brahm is entering the Research & Clinical Training stream of McMaster University’s graduate program in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour. He completed his HBsc in Mental Health Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and his undergraduate research studied how feelings of familiarity are affected in older adults with amnestic mild cognitive… [ Read full bio ]

Saurabh Shaw, MEng
McMaster University

Saurabh Shaw is a fourth year PhD Candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at McMaster University, supervised by Dr. Sue Becker. He completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from McMaster University. He is also a postgraduate affiliate of the Vector AI Institute in Toronto. After previously… [ Read full bio ]