I hold a PhD in Developmental Psychology and a Master of Public Health. I completed my postdoctoral work at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's Centre for Prevention Science in London, ON and in the University of Calgary's Faculty of Social Work. I currently work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary. I am also an early-career Canada Research Chair in Childhood Health Promotion, and the Scientific Co-Director of the Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet). My research focuses on school mental health, suicide prevention and adolescent dating violence prevention.