I received my PhD in Applied Social Psychology from the University of Guelph and my MA in Experimental Social Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Prior to that, I earned a BSc in Psychology at the University of Toronto.
After finishing my PhD, I spent 3 years at the University of Toronto doing applied research in nursing before making the decision to return to my academic roots in psychology. I have been a faculty member at Laurier Brantford since 2003, and I'm very much enjoying it. I was especially drawn to this campus because of its emphasis on interdisciplinary research and because it provides a small, close-knit environment.
My main area of research involves investigating how stereotyping at work can influence performance evaluations and salary allotments. My most recent work examines whether participation in parental leave programs has negative consequences for employees with respect to hiring prospects, promotion opportunities and pay. I am especially interested in exploring the impact of stereotypes relating to workers’ family responsibilities. A second line of research relates to myths and stereotypes regarding sexual assault and their impact in the courtroom.
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