Welcome

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm pleased to introduce myself — I'm an M.A. student in Clinical Psychology starting this September at Concordia University, in Montréal, Québec. My research takes place in the Concordia Infant Research lab, directed by Dr. Byers-Heinlein.

My main research interests are centered around children and bilingualism. I'm interested in how bilingual children learn their languages best, for example which bilingual book formats and strategies foster better word-learning, and which qualities of early bilingual home environments foster better language outcomes.

I am learning R statistical language, and am interested in open, collaborative science. My methods have included live action experiments, focus groups, parent-report questionnaires, and eye-tracking.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading books on health and self-development, photography, weightlifting and marathon training, and volunteering for animal rights and environmental issues.

I created this website as a way of integrating the plethora of academic networking platforms out there. My hope is that it will facilitate sharing materials with the world, and make it easier for you, fellow students and future collaborators, to contact me — so do not hesitate to do so. I am also fully bilingual, so feel free to communicate with me en français should you wish!


Warmly,

-Melanie