PEOPLE

DR. BARBARA FENESI

Lab Supervisor

Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, Associate Member of the Brain Mind Institute, and nominated Tier II Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSRHC) Canada Research Chair in the Science of Learning. Over the last several years I have begun to fuse my passion for education and physical health to identify ways that we can improve students' cognitive functioning while simultaneously improving their body's health.

Contact: bfenesi@uwo.ca

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MICHELLE OGRODNIK

Ph.D. Student

Michelle is a PhD student co-supervised by Dr. Fenesi in the WEBB Lab (Western University) and Dr. Jennifer Heisz in the NeuroFit Lab (McMaster University). Michelle combines her background in applied cognitive psychology and her passion for working with special populations to investigate how exercise can improve learning for students.

Contact: ogrodnm@mcmaster.ca

Twitter: @michelleogrod

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HANNAH BIGELOW

Ph.D. Student (Applied Psychology)

Hannah is a second year Ph.D. Student in School and Applied Child Psychology. She has a BSc (Hon), a B.Ed, as well as an MA. Her masters work primarily focused on combining her passion for children and cognitive health by investigating how exercise can enhance student achievement and well-being. Hannah is now investigating how preservice teachers' experiences and perceptions of physical activity impact their willingness to implement Ontario's Daily Physical Activity Policy in their future classrooms.

Contact: hbigelow@uwo.ca

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MADELINE CRICHTON

Ph.D. Student (Applied Psychology)

Madeline is a first year Ph.D. student in School and Applied Child Psychology. She has a BA in psychology, an MASc in Developmental & Communication Science from the University of Waterloo, and her MA. Her current research focuses on individual differences in cognitive and emotional factors among children with ADHD, and the effect these factors may have on an individual’s response to physical activity.

Contact: mcricht3@uwo.ca

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Master's Student (Counselling Psychology)

CARLY SUGAR

Carly is a second-year Master’s student in Counselling Psychology. She has a Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario where she studied Health Sciences and Psychology. Her current research aims to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on both child and family wellbeing. 

Contact: csugar3@uwo.ca

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