I am currently Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. I obtained a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology (with minor in Quantitative Psychology) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and I have previously obtained a M.A. in Developmental Psychology, also from the University of British Columbia, and a B.Sc. with Honours in psychology from McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada. I held a postdoctoral position in developmental psychology funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) at Concordia University in Montréal.
I have two main areas of research. My primary area of research focuses on children’s understanding of knowledge, both as a mental state and as an enduring trait. I investigate preschool- and elementary-school-age children’s abilities to use different cues indicating a person’s likely knowledge, such as past accuracy, confidence or information access, and the impact of these cues on children’s behaviour in learning situations.
My second area of research is in the field of quantitative psychology. I study methodological developments in structural equation modeling (SEM). I have performed several simulation studies investigating the performance of different estimation methods and fit indices with non-ideal data (e.g., non-normal data, categorical/ordinal data).