Research Staff

EVELYNE GAUTHIER - Research Support Officer

Academic background

  • 2014 – 2016 : Bachelor's degree in psychology with honor thesis at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2011 - 2013 : Master's degree in anthropology at the Université de Montréal
  • 2002 - 2005 : Bachelor's degree in anthropology at the Université de Montréal and at the Université de Genève

Research interests

I have always been interested in understanding the deep causes of social inequalities. I have studied this topic through many approaches in psychology and anthropology. I have investigated it from an evolutionary, developmental, social and community perspective. I have worked on human universals, on gender differences and similarities, and on the cooperation and competition processes in adults and children. Working with street youth for almost twelve years, I am interested in understanding the risk and protection factors that influence life paths, especially those that lead to high precariousness and the keys that help escape vulnerability and poverty cycles.

SANDRINE LAROUCHE - Research assistant

Academic background

  • 2017 – … : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research interests

My research interests focus on peer influence in adolescence, delinquency and criminality. Neurological disorders are also a subject that I attach great importance to.

EVA LEFEBVRE - Research assistant

Academic background

  • 2017 – … : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research interests

My research interests focus on the factors that enable young people to achieve psychological well-being. I have a lot of interest in strategies that allow the regulation of stress such as physical exercise or meditation. I also have a great interest in emotional skills.
JULIE BOIVIN - Research assistant

Academic background

  • 2017 – … : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2012 – 2013 : Certificate in law at the Université de Montréal
  • 2006 – 2013 : Bachelor’s degree in music (interpretation of classical music) at the Université de Montréal

Research interests

My research interests integrate the subjects addressed during my university education, such as music, law and psychology. I am particularly interested in music education and its impact on school motivation in more disadvantaged areas. I am also interested in the impacts of collective music on different aspects of the lives of children with learning difficulties, as well as on the lives of people in prison.