PhD students profiled on knowledge exchange network

Chloe Hamza and Christine Lackner, doctoral students in Brock’s Psychology program, are profiled as part of an Ontario-wide knowledge exchange network, housed at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).Their research profiles are posted under the Student Spotlight section of the Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) for Mental Health and Addictions website. The network links research and researchers with mental health and addiction stakeholders across Ontario.The October profile of Hamza highlights her study in which she’ll analyze data collected from more than 1,000 university students to study the link between non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicidal behavior. Hamza is a 2010 Vanier scholar and received a 2013 Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Her supervisor is Prof. Teena Willougby.Lackner was profiled earlier this year. She is using behavioural genetics and electroencephalography (EEG) to look at how brain cells relay information to each other, resulting in good or poor self-regulating behaviour in youth.Lackner received a 2013 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, a 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology and a three-year Canada Graduate Scholarship from NSERC in 2009. Her supervisor is Prof. Sid Segalowitz.“We’re excited to bring awareness to the work under way in the area of mental health and addictions by up-and-coming graduate student researchers, such as Chloe and Christine,” says Bonnie Polych, a regional knowledge exchange lead for CAMH, who wrote the profile on Hamza.“By sharing research and connecting stakeholders, the network provides a mechanism through which new knowledge can be accessed to help inform future policy and practice, and ultimately lead to a better mental health and addiction system in the province.” read more