Research Team

Lisa Archibald, Ph.D. – Principal Investigator
Lisa is an assistant professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western. She received her Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Durham in the UK, where she studies working memory and language disorders in children. Her research examines nonword repetition as a marker of short-term memory and language skills in children and adults.

Marc Joanisse, Ph.D. – Collaborator
Marc is an associate professor in Psychology at Western studying the cognitive and brain bases of language and reading.

Daniel Ansari, Ph.D. – Collaborator
Daniel is an assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in Developmental Psychology at Western studying numeracy development.

Janis Oram Cardy, Ph.D. – Collaborator
Janis is an assistant professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western studying basic neural and genetic markers of language ability and disability in children.

Research Assistants

Danielle Striemer
Danielle is the Project Coordinator for our Language, Memory, and Academic Achievement Study.

Graduate Students

Sarah Cloutier
Sarah is a first year Masters student in Child and Youth Health. She previously obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science at Western.

Ruby Nadler
Ruby is a second year Ph.D. student working in the lab of Dr. Paul Minda. Ruby is completing a project in our lab as part of her comprehensive examinations looking at working memory assessment in children.

Daniel Trinh
Daniel is a second year Ph.D. student working in the lab of Dr. Debra Jared. Daniel is completing a project in our lab as part of his comprehensive examinations looking at word finding in adults with language difficulties following stroke.

Undergraduate Students

Allison Partridge – Allison’s honours project involves a retrospective study looking at outcomes following a computer-based working memory intervention program completed by school age children.

Heather Molyneaux – Heather’s honours project is examining changes in general cognitive intelligence following an intensive 3-week working memory training program in adults ages 30 to 55 years.