DR. FRANCES CHEN
Frances Chen received her A.B. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from Stanford University. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Freiburg, Germany. She joined the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia in 2013. Her research investigates how people establish, negotiate, and sustain social relationships. Frances’s work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The Globe and Mail, Forbes, Time, NPR, Slate, and The Washington Post. You can find her CV here.
Elizabeth is a fourth year psychology student. She is interested in social, health, and cultural psychology, and the intersections between these disciplines. She has been involved in research about LGBTQ+ social integration as well as the relationship between loneliness and the heart.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Social Work from UBC. She is passionate about improving the health and well-being of marginalized individuals, specifically for persons with disabilities and those with complex health conditions. In her spare time, Sarah volunteers as a Crisis Responder with Kids Help Phone and serves on the Board of Directors for Disability Alliance BC.
Senior Research Assistants
| CHRISTINE (YEON SOO) SEO
Christine will be going into her fifth year at UBC, majoring in behavioural neuroscience. She is currently involved in the heart rate variability study, which closely relates to her interests in studying how one’s psychological state and social, as well as built, environments can affect their physical well-being. Aside from being an RA for the SHL, Christine is also involved in the Psychology Students’ Association as the VP Communications and loves to spend her free time exploring new places!
| JACQUELINE NGUYEN
Jacqueline is a fourth year Psychology Honours student. She is interested in Clinical Psychology and Developmental Psychology. Various platforms of online/electronic media and their influence on well-being and cognition on children to young adults are her current research interests. She hopes to gain a deeper understanding on topics relating to youth mental health and strives to contribute to this cause as a Child Psychologist in her distant future.
| ALEX SCHRAMM
Alex is a fourth year Behavioural Neuroscience student. He is interested in Clinical Psychology and wants to learn about how smartphone use can impact mental health. He is currently researching how the use of social networking apps can affect our wellbeing and sleep quality. He is also researching how this relationship is influenced by lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic. In his free time, Alex loves playing sports and trying new things.
Bilal is a fourth year Psychology Honours student. He is interested in learning about the social determinants of health and its impact on populations. He is currently involved with research assessing the validity of online stress testing. He is also working on his 4th year thesis in the Coping with Neurological Symptoms Lab and hopes to pursue a future in public health. Outside of the lab, he enjoys playing sports like basketball and cricket.
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