Supervisor: Dr. Scott Hofer
My general research interest is in the inquiry of how lifestyle influences cognition and chronic health condition prevalence and management. Under the supervision of Dr. Stuart MacDonald, my honours research utilized the GAITRite portable gait analysis system and a comprehensive set of cognition and health status measures to examine the relationship between an individual's perceived stress and their functional ability. A copy of my honours poster presentation can be found below.
For my masters research, I am interested in investigating personal control and emotion regulation as underpinnings to stress response and symptom prevalence in groups of individuals with one or more chronic health conditions. I approach my research from an individual differences perspective with a preference for longitudinal or intensive measurement "burst" design to obtain baseline measures for tracking individual change over time. The purpose of my research is to inform the development of long-term chronic health condition self management tools for individuals across the lifespan.