Work Experience


2017 - present

Behavioural Science Lead
Explorer Research


2015 - 2017
 

Quantitative Technical Advisor 
York University/University of Ontario Institute for Technology: Institute for Research on Digital Learning

- Provided quantitative expertise by performing statistical analysis using R and SPSS, and subsequently interpreting statistical results to address key research questions.
- Improved research rigour by introducing guidelines for the collection and organization of quantitative data.
- Research design and data collection in a community-based environment working with vulnerable populations (i.e., low-income elementary school).
- Report/manuscript preparation
- Provide research design advice to support rigorous experimental methodology


2010 - 2017

Teaching Assistant
York University

Courses: Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Cultural Psychology
- Office hours, answered student inquiries, proctored and marked exams, marked and provided feedback on assignments/papers, student mentorship.


2015

Research Consultant
Trasada

- Identified and executed appropriate statistical strategies using SPSS under short deadlines, addressing the client’s research goal using community-level data.
- Report preparation, presentation deck preparation  
- Advise analytic strategy


2008 - 2009

Research Assistant
Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families: University of Alberta

- Responsible for planning the content and evaluation of an upcoming retreat for the Mobilizing Knowledge About Development (MKAD) project.
- Provided support for qualitative data analysis and report writing to evaluate the effectiveness of a graduate level community-based research practicum. 


2007 - 2008

Project Assistant (Internship)
Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families: University of Alberta

- Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and service providers to work with organizations to identify key research questions and interests; developed and administered evaluation surveys measuring effectiveness of knowledge transfer activities
- Produced technical reports geared for consumption by non-research audiences including policymakers, community members, and service providers.