Graduate Students

Pavel Kozik, B.A. Hons., M.A.

Pavel is a fourth year PhD student in the Cognitive Science Program. He is currently working on a project examining the relationship between future time perspective and biological markers of chronic stress (e.g., hair cortisol). Pavel is also involved in a project looking at the role of spousal support in cognitive tasks. His work is supported by a stipend from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.



Victoria Michalowski, B.A., M.A.

Victoria is in her fourth year of doctoral studies in psychology (Health Psychology major, Quantitative Methods minor) under the supervision of Dr. Hoppmann. She also coordinates the Linked Lives couples study. Her research interests broadly center around how short-term fluctuations in affect, health behaviours (e.g. physical activity), and cognition in daily life can accumulate into longer term health and well-being outcomes, and how partners can help each other maintain positive aging trajectories. Victoria’s work is supported by a stipend from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, and she is the recipient of the 2013 Peter Crocker Award in Psychology.


Theresa Pauly, M.A. (Dipl.-Psych.)

Theresa is in her third year of doctoral studies in Health Psychology. She is currently coordinating a project investigating links between everyday spousal dynamics and health behaviours. Her research focuses on synchrony of health and health behaviours between and within individuals, utilizing ambulatory assessment methods. Theresa’s research is supported by a doctoral fellowship of the German Academic National Foundation and she was awarded a departmental scholarship from the UBC Psychology department (2017) and the Quinn Exchange Fellowship (2017).


Curriculum Vitae

Elizabeth (Ellie) Zambrano

Ellie is in her first year of her M.A. in Health Psychology. She is originally from Mexico and she is very excited to explore Canada. Her research interests are directed at healthy aging. She is interested in the different factors that can hinder or facilitate the process of aging; this includes social relationships and health behaviors such as healthy eating and physical exercise.