© 2019 By Dr. Todd Cunningham

Research

Placement

Students

These students have joined our lab for one school year as part of an undergraduate Research Opportunity Program or OISE's MEd Research Practicum Course.

Research  

Volunteers

These lab members volunteer their time to support a variety of on-going research studies happening in our lab.

LaB   Director

Our
Team

Todd   Cunningham

     Todd is a faculty member in the Applied Psychology and Human Development department of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children after earning a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Toronto.  His area of expertise is adaptive educational technology, specifically the circumvention of students’ academic weaknesses to help them better attain and retain knowledge.

Our
Team

LaB   Director

Todd   Cunningham   PhD   C.Psych

     Todd is a faculty member in the Applied Psychology and Human Development department of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children after earning a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Toronto.  His area of expertise is adaptive educational technology, specifically the circumvention of students’ academic weaknesses to help them better attain and retain knowledge.

LaB   Director

Graduate Students

Bronwyn   Lamond   MA   OCT

Current Program

PhD 2nd Year 

School and Clinical Child Psychology

Previous Education

MA in School and Clinical Child Psychology from OISE

MA in Child Study and Education from OISE

BSc. in Honours Specialization Psychology from Western University

Research Interests

     Bronwyn's research focuses on student and teacher perceptions of assistive technology. She is particularly interested in the factors that lead students to abandon the use of assistive technology within the classroom.

Contact her at bronwyn.lamond@mail.utoronto.ca

Harrison   McNaughtan   MA

Current Program

PhD 1st Year 

School and Clinical Child Psychology

Previous Education

MA in School and Clinical Child Psychology from OISE

MA in Developmental Psychology and Education from OISE

BScH in Psychology from Queen's University

Research Interests

     Harrison's research in the past has focused on adolescents and emerging adults with Autism and how they understand romance and signal consent. Moving forward, Harrison's research will focus on validating a hypothesis-driven assessment method for psychological assessments in the context of education.

Contact him at h.mcnaughtan@mail.utoronto.ca

Francis   Wall   BSC

Current Program

PhD 1st Year 

School and Clinical Child Psychology

Previous Education

MA in School and Clinical Child Psychology from OISE

BScH in Pschology from University of Toronto Scarborough

Research Interests

     Francis's research interest centre on the evaluation of best practices and effectiveness of different technologies for students with writing challenges. His current focus is in the area of idea generation software.

Contact him at francis.wall@mail.utoronto.ca

Emily Staffiere   BSC

Current Program

MA 2nd Year 

School and Clinical Child Psychology

Previous Education

BSc in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University

Research Interests

     Emily’s research examines the effectiveness of typing interventions on quality of written expression for students with learning disabilities in the area of writing. She is interested in developing an appropriate typing measure that will be used in the evaluation of various keyboarding programs that aim to teach typing skills to students.

Contact her at emily.staffiere@mail.utoronto.ca

Andrea   Zians   MEd

Current Program

PhD 2nd Year 

Developmental Psychology and Education

Previous Education

MA from OISE

Research Interests

   Andrea's research focus is on post-secondary students' usage of assistive technology. She is interested in understanding engagement with technology, and the variables that increase adoption and usage of the technology for both school work and testing.

Contact her at andrea.zians@mail.utoronto.ca

Damian   Page   BA

Current Program

MA 1st Year 

School and Clinical Child Psychology

Previous Education

BA Honours in Psychology from the University of Victoria

Research Interests

   Damian's research focuses on early detection and intervention of emerging mental health problems in school age children. Specifically, how teacher mental health literacy influences their ability to differentiate between developmentally normal and abnormal behavior in their students.

Contact him at damian.page@mail.utoronto.ca