Current Lab Members

Daniel Machado, graduate student (pronouns: he/him)

Email:  dmachad2@uwo.ca

Graduate studies: PhD 7 (in progress) Clinical Psychology, Western University

Undergraduate degree: BSc (Hons.) BA (Hons.) Psychology, University of Waterloo

Daniel received his B.A. (Honours) in psychology from the University of Waterloo and his M.Sc. in clinical psychology from the University of Western Ontario, where he is currently completing his Ph.D. Daniel’s research interests centre on cognitive vulnerability to depression, particularly the predictors of relapse/recurrence in the disorder. As part of his dissertation work, Daniel is developing and validating a novel measure that assesses rumination about one's romantic partner. Dan completed his pre-doctoral residency at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Psychological Services and Research.

Mary Ritchie, graduate student (Co-supervised with Dr. Derek Mitchell)

Email:  mritchi6@uwo.ca

Graduate studies: PhD 7 (in progress) Clinical Psychology, Western University; MA Psychology, Carleton University, 2016

Undergraduate degree: BA (Hons.) Psychology, Carleton University, 2014

Mary is interested in delineating the cognitive abnormalities that increase risk for antisocial behaviour. Her research aims to investigate the role of social cognition and empathic traits (e.g., callous traits) in aggressive and impulsive behaviour among typically developing individuals, as well as those with behavioural, personality, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Within these populations, she is also interested in exploring abnormalities in emotion perception and expression. Mary is currently on residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Jennifer Gillies, graduate student (pronouns: she/her)

Email:  jgilli24@uwo.ca

Graduate studies: PhD 6 (in progress) Clinical Psychology, Western University

Undergraduate degree: BA (Hons.) Psychology, Queen's University, 2014

Jennifer’s program of research aims to address methodological limitations of research on cognitive vulnerability to depression. Her master’s thesis and dissertation have specifically focused on evaluating the validity and utility of mood induction procedures (MIPs) commonly used in cognitive vulnerability research. Jennifer is currently on residency at the London Clinical Psychology Consortium (Adult Mental Health Track).

Owen Hicks, graduate student (pronouns: he/him)

Email:  ohicks@uwo.ca

Graduate studies: : PhD 1 (in progress) Clinical Psychology, Western University

Undergraduate degree: BSc (Hons.) Psychology, Queen's University, 2020

Owen is a PhD student in the Dozois lab. He is primarily interested in studying cognitive and environmental risk factors of depression. Specifically, he is interested in further exploring the immediate and long-term effects of partner schemas on relationship distress and depression within the framework of the Dyadic Partner-Schema Model (Wilde & Dozois, 2019).

Fei Ying, graduate student (pronouns: she/her)

Email:  fying2@uwo.ca

Graduate studies: : MSc 2 (in progress) Clinical Psychology, Western University

Undergraduate degree: BSc (Hons.) Behavioural Neuroscience, University of British Columbia, 2021

Fei completed her BSc in behavioural neuroscience at the University of British Columbia. As a master's student in the Dozois Lab, she is interested in how partner schema structures impact relationship quality and depressive symptoms. In particular, she hopes to add to the Dyadic Partner-Schema Model by examining observable behaviours between couples such as hostility and communication style. Outside the lab, Fei enjoys Pilates and birdwatching on hikes.

Gabriela de Miranda Murphy, graduate student (pronouns: she/her)

Email:  gmurph2@uwo.ca

Graduate studies: : MSc 2 (in progress) Clinical Psychology, Western University

Undergraduate degree: BSc (Hons.) Psychology, University of Toronto, 2022

Gabriela is pursuing her master's in clinical psychology in the Dozois lab. Her current research seeks to understand how self and partner schema structures underlie depression, relationship quality, and intimacy in romantic couples. She is particularly interested in the buffering effects of schema structure on the daily well-being of couples. She hopes to expand this line of work and examine how partner beliefs and support may play a role in the relationship quality and mental well-being of couples where one partner is experiencing depression.

Bram Richmond, undergraduate honours student

Bram is in the final year of his Honours Specialization in Psychology. He will be pursuing graduate studies in Clinical Psychology which will enable him to continue conducting research while acquiring the necessary skills to practice psychotherapy. Bram is interested in depression and its amelioration, specifically in an interpersonal context. In his spare time, Bram enjoys making music, painting, and working out.