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My name is Ryan. I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University. I am also the Director of the Adolescent Social Processes and Interpersonal RElationships (ASPIRE) Lab at TMU. I will be reviewing graduate student applications for the 2024-25 academic year.

Broadly, I’m interested in the intersection of social relationships on youth development and mental health. Specifically, I am exploring how youths' relationships with their siblings, best friends, and romantic partners contribute to their social development and well-being.

I completed my doctorate in psychology at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada and was a postdoctoral researcher/fellow at Queen's University and McGill University. During my graduate training, I developed my research expertise in contextual factors related to sibling relationships and friendships. As a postdoctoral researcher/fellow, I have broadened my expertise to include the study of adolescent romantic partnerships using novel person- and variable-centered statistical approaches.

I am very passionate about research. More importantly, I am an advocate for making meaningful connections with the community and knowledge transfer. It is my hope that my work will help inform parents, teachers, practitioners, and especially children and teens on the value of these important relationships in their lives!

As an instructor, former graduate student, and academic, I hope to share tips and lessons that I have learned along the way so that future students can be best equipped to navigate and manage academic life.


Feel free to get in contact with me via email or using the social media links down below!

Toronto Metropolitan University

Department of Psychology

350 Victoria Street

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3

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