Dr. Madigan is a Clinical Psychologist, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Child Development at the University of Calgary and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Her research is primarily focused on understanding how early experiences can help and/or hinder children’s early learning and social environments. She has published ~200 peer-reviewed articles describing innovative methods and approaches to understanding determinants of child development. She is the recipient of the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research, the World Association for Infant Mental Health Early Career Award, as well as the Killam Emerging Research Leader award. In 2021, she was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. Her work has been widely covered in the media, including The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, BBC, CBC, and The Globe and Mail, and the Nature of Things. Dr. Madigan's research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Canada Research Chairs program.
Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Child Development