Lab Director
E. David Klonsky, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia


Graduate Students
Sarah Victor, 7th year
Research Interests: self-injury, including assessment and psychosocial correlates

Anita Hibbert, 7th year
Research Interests: psychophysiology of emotion dysregulation and maladaptive behaviours, relationship between emotion and personality

Boaz Saffer, 4th year
Research Interests: suicide, including executive functioning, impulsivity, neurocognitive deficits; Three-Step Theory of suicide

Tianyou Qiu, 2nd year
Research Interests: suicide, decision-making, phenomenology of suicide

Arezoo Shahnaz, 1st year
Research Interests: suicide, including perfectionism in suicide


Graduate Students Emeritus
Catherine (Cassie) R. Glenn, PhD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Rochester

Anna Weinberg, PhD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, McGill University

Alexis May, PhD Candidate
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Utah (Mentor: Craig Bryan, PhD)


Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistants
At any given time the lab is home to approximately 20 undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students serving as research assistants, directed studies students, honours students, and volunteers.


Selected Undergraduate Lab Members Emeritus
Maggie Schluter
Current Position: Clinical Psychology Graduate Student, University of Calgary

Robin Richardson
Current Position: Clinical Psychology Graduate Student, University of British Columbia

Sumeet Mutti
Current Position: Cognitive Psychology Graduate Student, University of British Columbia

Amy Ho
Current Position: Health Psychology Graduate Student, University of British Columbia

Marina Le
Current Position: Clinical/Forensic Psychology Graduate Student, University of British Columbia-Okanagan

Naiomi Neufeld
Current Position:

Kathryn Lalonde
Current Position: Behavioural Neuroscience Graduate Student, University of British Columbia

Brittany Speed
Current Position: Clinical Psychology Graduate Student (Advisor: Greg Hajcak Proudfit), Stony Brook University

Carol Chu
Current Position: Clinical Psychology Graduate Student (Advisor: Thomas Joiner), Florida State University

Lynne Lieberman
Current Position: Intramural Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health, Section on Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety

Saad Khan
Current Position: Medical Resident, Psychiatry, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Jennifer O'Loughlin
Current Position: Medical Student, The Commonwealth Medical College (MD earned May 2015)

Kristina Budhram
Current Position: Counselor, YAI/NIPD (National Institute for People with Disabilities)

Alyssa DiPadova
Current Position: Project Director, NDP Group, (earned MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Hofstra University, 2011)

Alexandra Columbus
Current Position: Editor, Advances in Psychology Research, Nova Publishers

Philip Yeung
Current Position: Research Coordinator, Columbia University Medical Center

Josh Cooper
Current Position: Doctoral Student, Behavioral Analysis, Queens College, NY.

Brittany Audley
Current Position: Medical Student, Temple University School of Medicine

Jared Kean McIntyre
Current Position: Clinical/Forensic Psychology Graduate Student, John Jay University, deceased October 2009.


High-School Students Emeritus
Stephanie Shea
Next Position: undergraduate at Cornell University




Collaborators Past and Present

Craig Bryan, University of Utah

Kim O'Brien, Simmons

Laurence Claes, Catholic University of Leuven

Greg Hajcak, Florida State University

Nancy Heath, McGill University

Stephen Lewis, University of Guelph

Jennifer Muehlenkamp, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Barry Walsh, The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Jason Washburn, Northwestern University, Alexian Brothers