Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention

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Tina Malti is Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of the Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention at the University of Toronto. She is a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario (Canada) and Zug (Switzerland).

Her research focuses on children’s and adolescents’ social-emotional development, aggression, and mental health. She also develops and tests interventions that nurture kindness and reduce the negative effects of exposure to violence in children experiencing varying levels of adversity.

 

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Tina Malti, Ph.D.

Tina Malti

Principal Investigator

Boy playing with cat, illustration by Erinn Acland

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Dr. Connie Cheung
Dr. Linlin Zhang

Dr. Connie Cheung

Managing Director

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Dr. Linlin Zhang

Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Dr. Marc Jambon

Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Sebastian P. Dys
Dr. Keng-Hie Song
Joanna Peplak

Dr. Sebastian P. Dys

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr. Keng-Hie Song

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Joanna Peplak

PhD Student

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Erinn Acland
Stephanie Buono
Emma Galarneau

Erinn Acland

PhD Student

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Stephanie Buono

Visiting PhD Student

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Emma Galarneau

MA Student

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Chanel Tsang
Rand Al-Houssan
Sibthain K.

Chanel Tsang

Research and Knowledge Translation Assistant

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Rand Al-Houssan

Lab Coordinator

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Sibthain K.

Lab IT technician

 

Natalie Keeler-Villa
Hannah Bride
Alyssa Bottoni

Natalie Keeler-Villa

IRP student

 

Hannah Bride

Research Assistant

 

Alyssa Bottoni

Research Assistant

 

Paolina Onorato
Sarah Rashid
Rose Jajarmi

Paolina Onorato

Research Assistant

 

Sarah Rashid

Research Assistant

 

Rose Jajarmi

Research Assistant

 

Noelly Bonilla
Shahdah Mahhouk
Mishika Mehrotra

Noelly Bonilla

Research Assistant

 

Shahdah Mahhouk

Research Assistant

 

Mishika Mehrotra

Research Assistant

 

Nicole Sell
Maarya Abdulkarim
Durga Ramesh

Nicole Sell

Research Assistant

 

Maarya Abdulkarim

Research Assistant

 

Durga Ramesh

Research Assistant

 

Charis Liu
Danielle Mitrevski
Teresa Sellitto

Charis Liu

Research Assistant

 

Danielle Mitrevski

Research Assistant

 

Teresa Sellitto

Research Assistant

 

Abby Mitchell Walker
Caterina Cavallo
Jose Chacon

Abby Mitchell Walker

Research Assistant

 

Caterina Cavallo

Research Assistant

 

Jose Chacon

Research Assistant

 

Danah Elsayed
Shahd Fulath-Khan
Kyle Seybold

Danah Elsayed

Research Assistant

 

Shahd Fulath-Khan

Research Assistant

 

Kyle Seybold

Research Assistant

 

Cindy Nyugen
Gresha Shah
Gursheel Dhami

Cindy Nyugen

Research Assistant

 

Gresha Shah

Research Assistant

 

Gursheel Dhami

Research Assistant

 

Salwa Yaghi
Sophie Coelho

Salwa Yaghi

Research Assistant

 

Sophie Coelho

Research Assistant

 

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Professor Kenneth A. Dodge

William McDougall Professor of Public Policy Studies

Sanford School of Public Policy

Department of Psychology & Neuroscience

Duke University

 

Professor Peter Donnelly

President and CEO

Public Health Ontario

Dalla Lana School of Public Health

University of Toronto

 

Professor Nancy Eisenberg

Regents' Professor

Department of Psychology

Arizona State University

 

Professor Barbara Fallon

Associate Professor; Factor-Inwentash Chair in Child Welfare

Associate Dean, Research, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

University of Toronto

 

Professor Robert John Flynn

Professor Emeritus and Director

School of Psychology and Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services

University of Ottawa

 

Professor Melanie Killen

Professor of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology

Associate Director, Center for Children, Relationships and Culture

Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology

University of Maryland

 

Professor Harriet MacMillan

Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry, Associate Co-Chair, Research,

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences and Pediatrics

McMaster University

Member, Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster Children’s Hospital

 

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Post-Doctoral Fellows (Selection)

 

Ju-Hyun Song (2016-2018)

Assistant Professor, Division of Human Development, California State University, USA

 

Antonio Zuffiano (2014-2015)

Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Psychology, Liverpool Hope University, UK

 

Lixian Cui (2013-2015)

Assistant Professor, Institute for Social Development, New York University Shanghai, China

 

Ella Daniel (2012-2013)

Assistant Professor, School of Education, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

 

Margit Averdijk (2011-2014; co-supervisor)

Senior Research Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

 

Ingrid Obsuth (2013-2014; co-supervisor)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK

 

 

Ph.D. Advisees (Selection)

 

Tyler Colasante (present)

Postdoctoral Student, University of Toronto

 

Maria Paula Chaparro (2015; co-supervision)

Clinical Psychologist, Toronto

 

Annekatrin Steinhoff (2014; co-supervision)

Postdoctoral Student, University of Zurich

 

Hyunji Kim (2013; co-supervision)

Postdoctoral Student, York University

 

Christine Nguyen (2013; co-supervision)

Ph.D. Student, University of Toronto

 

 

Master’s Thesis Advisees (Selection)

 

Joanna Peplak (2015)

Ph.D. Student, University of Toronto

 

Sebastian Dys (2013)

Ph.D. Student, University of Toronto

 

Sophia Ongley (2012)

Teacher, Vancouver, Canada

 

Sarah Kuenzler (2011)

School Psychologist, Switzerland

 

Corsin Caglia (2011)

Clinical Psychologist, Switzerland

 

Anai Fernandez (2010)

School Psychologist, Switzerland

 

 

Undergraduate Students (Selection; more than 200 students supervised at UofT since 2010)

 

Catherine Tessier (2018)

MSW, University of Michigan

 

Samantha Rundle (2018)

M.A. in Experimental Psychology, University of Toronto

 

Mahrukh Zahid (2018)

MPH in Health Care Management, Yale University

 

Tehreem Mehmood (2018)

MSc. in Couple and Family Therapy, Guelph University

 

Danah Elsayed (2018)

MSc. in Family Relations and Human Development, Guelph University

 

David Boshra (2018)

M.T, University of Toronto (OISE)

 

Ayah Ellithy (2017)

M.A. Student, Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Toronto

 

Belinda Tanuwijaya (2017)

M.A. Student, Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University, Boston

 

Iren Karki (2017)

M.A. Student, Counselling Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Vancouver

 

Anisha Aery (2017)

M.A. Student, Counselling Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Vancouver

 

Martin Atanasovski (2012)

M.A. Student, Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University, New Brunswick

 

Cristina Martan (2016)

M.Ed. Student, University of Toronto (OISE)

 

Shabana Omar (2015)

M.A. Student, Counselling Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Vancouver

 

Elizabeth Clancy (2015)

M.A. Student, Psychology & Neurology, Guelph University

 

Jessica Chuang (2015)

M.A. Student, Occupational Therapy, Western University

 

Chrystal Colquhoun (2014)

M.A. Student, Teaching, Learning, and Development, Brock University

 

Alyssa Saiphoo (2014)

M.A. Student, Social Psychology, Ryerson University

 

Michal Bak (2013)

Ph.D. Student, Developmental Psychology, Western University

 

Michelle Rodrigues (2013)

M.A. Student, School and Clinical Child Psychology, University of Toronto (OISE)

 

Matthew Medeiros (2013)

Ph.D. Student, Anthropology, University of Toronto

 

Nisreen Khambati (2013)

M.A. Student, Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice, Anne Freud Centre, London, UK

 

Isabella Schwyzer (2013)

M.A. Student, University of Zurich

 

Navneet Hundal (2013)

M.A. Student, Education, York University

 

Behzad Eshghi (2013)

Ph.D. Student, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

 

Nick Hobson (2012)

Ph.D. Student, University of Toronto, Scarborough

 

Bushra Bayan (2013)

M.A. Student, Occupational Therapy, Queen’s University

 

Amani Saleh (2011)

Ph.D. Student, City University, London

 

Leyla Javam (2011)

Ph.D. Student, University of Toronto (OISE)

 

 

 

Visiting Scholars

 

Professors

 

Mari Hasegawa (2018)

Yokohama City University, Japan

 

Luciano Gasser (2015)

University of Teacher Education, Lucerne, Switzerland

 

Andreas Beelmann (2014)

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

 

Michaela Gummerum (2013)

University of Plymouth, UK

 

Dagmar Strohmeier (2013)

University of Applied Sciences, Linz, Austria

 

Monika Keller (2011)

Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Researchers

 

Stefania Sette (2015)

University of Rome, Italy

 

Milena Marzano (2012)

University of Bari, Italy

 

 

 

Graduate Students

 

Shazza Ali (2018)

University of Kent, UK

 

Anouk van Dijk (2015-2016)

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

 

Jeannine Gruetter (2014-2015)

University of Zurich, Switzerland

 

Marieke de Bruine (2014-2015)

University of Leiden, The Netherlands

 

Marta Nola (2014)

University of Pavia, Italy

 

Dorinde Jansma (2014)

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

 

 

 

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