Erinn Doncaster, RSW
Erinn is a registered social worker and a birth doula who loves helping families to navigate towards wellness through the perinatal period. Erinn also has particular interest in working with Indigenous families, and in helping individuals and families to work through trauma.
Fanie is currently in the third year of the graduate Clinical Psychology program at the University of Victoria. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in Paris (France), at the American University of Paris. She started working at the Perinatal Anxiety Research Lab in July 2015 and is an interviewer for the New Mothers’ Thoughts of Harm Study.
Myriam is preparing to defend her MA thesis (Interdisciplinary studies Anthropology/Holocaust studies) in May and will start her PhD studies with a focus on the Holocaust in the fall at Concordia University in Montreal. She has two young adult sons and two rather large boxers.
Alixandra Wong, BSc
Alix is currently completing her second degree in Biopsychology at the University of Victoria (previous degree in Microbiology) and hopes to pursue a career in medicine. She is one of our research assistants for the New Mothers’ Thoughts of Harm Study and has been working with the Perinatal Anxiety Research Lab since September 2015.
Danielle Marwick, BSc
Danielle is a Research Assistant with the Perinatal Anxiety Lab. She graduated in 2014 from the University of Victoria with a degree in Psychology and has been assisting the lab with New Mothers’ Thoughts of Harm, Childbirth Fear, and Modern and Open Relationship Experiences studies. She has years of experience working with children and families in recreational settings and hopes to continue doing work that contributes to the health and well-being of others.
Samin Liaghat, BSc
Samin completed her Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from the University of British Columbia and has worked in the Perinatal Anxiety Research Lab since May 2015. As part of the New Mother’s Thoughts of Harm Study, she is responsible for direct and indirect participant recruitment within the province, following up with participants and helping with managing the team in Vancouver.
Dana Ronaghan, BA (Honours)
Dana began working as a Research Assistant with the Perinatal Anxiety Lab in November 2015 and currently assists the lab with the New Mothers’ Thoughts of Harm and Childbirth Fear studies. She graduated from the University of Victoria in June 2015 after completing a Bachelors of Arts with Honours in Psychology. Dana has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as other learning and developmental disorders, and hopes to pursue graduate studies in Clinical Psychology.
Melanie Bennett, BA
Melanie completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2014 at the University of Victoria. She started working at the Perinatal Anxiety Research Lab in March 2016 and is an interviewer for the New Mothers’ Thoughts of Harm Study. Melanie has experience as a behaviour interventionist and community support worker working with young children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. She is also interested in pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology in the future.
Erika Antl-Shrieves, MA
Erika is a B.C. certified teacher with a masters degree in Child and
Youth Care who joined the lab in April 2016 as a project manager. She
loves working with children and families and became a new mother for the
second time in September 2015.
Megan Cox, BSc (Honours)
Megan is a second year medical student in the UBC Island Medical Program,
and holds a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria. She
hopes to pursue a career providing patient-centred and well-rounded care
to people in all stages of their lives, including new moms and their
babies. She is assisting with the New Mothers Thoughts of Harm and Fear of