Current Graduate Students

Lauren Brandys, B.Sc. (Honours)

Clinical Psychology Doctoral (Psy.D.) Student

Lauren is originally from Ottawa and is in her third year of the clinical psychology doctoral program at MUN (Psy.D). She completed her B.Sc. (Honours) in psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston. Her doctoral research is focused on examining the role of mindfulness in explaining DBT self-help outcome for binge eating disorder.

Lindsay-Ann Bellows, B.Sc. (Honours)

Experimental Psychology Masters (M.Sc.) Student

Lindsay-Ann is originally from the west side of the island and started her degree at Grenfell Campus. She moved to St. John’s in 2015 to finish her Bachelor of Science (honours). Her undergraduate thesis focused on the experience of mental health caregivers in Canada. She currently works as a Group Home Counsellor and is primarily interested in child/adolescent mental health and resilience. Her master’s thesis is exploring how certain childhood peer experiences are related to eating behaviours later in life. She hopes to pursue further research examining various techniques to foster emotional resilience in childhood


Darcie Valois, MA

Clinical Psychology Doctoral (PsyD) Student 

Darcie is currently in her first year of the clinical psychology doctoral program (Psy.D). She is originally from Wawa, a small town in Northern Ontario, and completed both her Bachelor of Arts (honours) and Masters (M.A) in Experimental Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. After completing her M.A, Darcie worked as a research assistant for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)’s Eating Disorders Program and Centre for Healthy Active Living. For her doctoral research, she plans to study binge eating in youth.

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Leigh Dunn, MA

Clinical Psychology Doctoral (PsyD) Student

Leigh is a first-year clinical psychology (Psy.D.) student in the Eating Behaviours Lab. Before coming to MUN, she completed her B.A. (Hons) at MacEwan University in Edmonton, and her M.A. at Carleton University in Ottawa. Her M.A. research examined the relationship between depression and social support during the transition to university. Leigh is interested in studying how relationships with parents and friends contribute to binge eating in children and adolescents.

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