Current Trainees

 

Rochelle Hentges, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Rochelle Hentges is a developmental psychologist and postdoctoral research fellow at the Owerko Centre and the University of Calgary’s Department of Psychology. Her program of research focuses on examining how children develop within contexts of stress or adversity. In particular, she’s interested in examining how child temperament influences the way children respond to early stressful contexts (e.g., high marital conflict, poverty). Her fellowship at the Owerko Centre is focused on examining how prenatal stress impacts child socio-emotional and cognitive development. Rochelle completed her Master’s of Science in Child Development at the University of Stirling in Scotland and her PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Rochester. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh before moving to Calgary to join the All Our Families team. Her fellowship is funded by the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute’s Talisman Energy Fund for Healthy Living and Injury Prevention.

Erin Hetherington, PhD Student

Erin Hetherington is a PhD student with the All Our Families team. She is interested in social factors that impact maternal and child health. Her PhD research examines how social support networks can help improve maternal mental health and child development. Erin has a Master’s in Public Health and worked in the non-profit sector in international development and global health. Originally from Montreal, Erin has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, Tanzania and the US before moving to Calgary. She has two children of her own and enjoys reading, swimming and playing LEGO.

Nicole Racine, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Nicole Racine is a clinical psychologist and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Calgary in the Department of Psychology. Her program of research focuses on understanding maternal, familial, and environmental factors that influence early socioemotional development in children. In particular, her fellowship is focusing on the transmission of maternal childhood adversity and maternal stress in the pre- and postpartum periods on mental health and school readiness in early childhood. She has a strong clinical and research interest in infant mental health as well as parent-child interactions and is passionate about partnering with community organizations. Nicole completed her PhD in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University in Toronto and her residency in Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. Her fellowship is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Kaylee Ramage

Kaylee Ramage, PhD Student

Kaylee Ramage is a PhD student with interests in sexual and reproductive health, community-based research, and improving health outcomes for marginalized populations. Her doctoral research focuses on the promotion of resiliency, empowerment, and self-efficacy in adolescents who are at high risk for pregnancy and negative sexual health outcomes. Kaylee has Master’s of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For the past three years, she has been conducting community-based research in Calgary in partnership with several non-profit organizations, with an aim to promote evidence-based practice and research implementation. In her spare time, Kaylee enjoys hiking, travelling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Natalie Scime, PhD Student

Natalie Scime is a PhD student interested in maternal and newborn health, with a specific focus on women who experience medical complications during pregnancy and/or childbirth. Her doctoral research examines breastfeeding goals, outcomes, and support for women with a medically high-risk pregnancy. Natalie received a Master’s in Health Promotion from Western University in 2017, after which she moved from Collingwood, ON to Calgary to join the All Our Families team. In her free time, Natalie can be found reading, practicing yoga, or tweeting.