Alyssa Mabey PhD Candidate, University of New Brunswick

In 2013, I graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Arts, Honouring in Psychology. My research interests center around marginalized groups, and more specifically, women and women’s psychology. I began working with Dr. Carmen Poulin and Dr. Lynne Gouliquer as a basic research student. In this context, I worked on a project exploring the gendered relations of female volunteer firefighting. I also worked under Drs Gouliquer and Poulin as an Honours student. My Honours research explored the experiences of single mothers living on assistance in Fredericton, New Brunswick. In this research, I focused on the influence of governmental assistance institutions on the lives of single mothers through exploring their daily experiences. For this, I used Dr. Poulin and Dr. Gouliquer’s Psycho-Social Ethnography of the Commonplace (P-SEC) methodology.

I am currently pursing my Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Drs Poulin and Gouliquer are my supervisors. Throughout the graduate program, I will be furthering my research of single mothers on assistance.