Dr. Ménard obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa in 2013, after completing her internship at the London Health Sciences Centre. Her PhD dissertation was recently published as a book, "Magnificent sex: Lessons from extraordinary lovers".
Dr. Ménard’s research interests vary widely. She recently completed a set of interview nurses living in Windsor and working in Windsor or Detroit about their experiences in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also studies mental health and wellbeing in science students in collaboration with researchers in the Faculty of Science. She is currently researching the impact on mental health of involvement in lab accidents as well as students’ experiences of reporting accidents. She is in the process of investigating how students, staff and faculty experience the Impostor Phenomenon in academic settings and whether this can be improved by attending a workshop.
When she is not professing, Dr. Ménard enjoys running, yoga, knitting, reading, playing guitar and trying to rehabilitate her rescue border collie. In addition to her PhD, she received accreditation as a sommelier from Algonquin College in 2012.