Honours Bachelor Students

Jasmine Zhang

Jasmine completed her Bachelor of Science at McMaster University, where she studied mother-child emotion regulation with the STRONG Families team.

Her research interests include early childhood adversity, parenting processes, and children’s emotional outcomes. She is excited to be pursuing graduate studies in clinical psychology at the University of Waterloo.

Zoe Weidman

Zoe WeidmanZoe recently graduated with a B.Sc in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour from McMaster University.

She joined the lab in September 2018 and has enjoyed working on various projects, such as the Making the Race Fair Study. Zoe’s honours thesis examined the moderating role of parenting on the association between neighbourhood characteristics and children’s executive functioning.

She is very excited to continue exploring factors influencing children and their families as a member of the Strong Families team!

Sawmmiya Kirupaharan

Sawmmiya is an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program at McMaster University.

She has a strong passion for social justice and child health research.

Her current project aims to elucidate the impacts of food insecurity on child development.

Katelyn Judges

Katelyn is an undergraduate student in the Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour – Mental Health Specialization Program (B.A) at McMaster University.

She has been working with the lab since September 2018 on the Examining Trauma-Based Interventions for Youth Victims of Sexual Abuse Project. For her honour’s thesis, Katelyn is exploring the role of caregivers in youth trauma-treatment modalities.

She is looking forward to graduate studies that will incorporate her desire to work therapeutically with clinical populations while continuing trauma-focused research. Her interest is in fostering resiliency.

Rafay Mughal

Rafay is an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program at McMaster University.

Specializing in Child Health, he has a keen interest in children’s psychosocial and physical health. He is committed to evidence-based research that not only brings forth novel ideas but also seeks to improve the implementation of those ideas in communities.

He is excited to explore how an entire family can be involved in raising healthy children as a member of the Strong Families Team!