Research Assistants

Chun Hoi (Alex) Lau

Alex is a fourth year Psychology student at UBC and is currently the Study Coordinator for the GRIP project. He is interested in research that spans across different topics, such as the intersection between culture, health, and social relationships. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief for the UBC Undergraduate Journal of Psychology. He is currently working on a project investigating the experience of prosocial behavior. When not at the lab, you can find Alex rock climbing in various gyms in Vancouver or snowboarding during Winter.


Anna Nicol

Anna is a fourth year psychology major at UBC, and is currently a research assistant for the PULSE study. She is interested in biopsychology and clinical psychology, with particular interest in anxiety and depression and its relation to substance use disorders. She hopes to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology. Anna recently received the AURA undergraduate research award (2018) and will be working in the lab over the summer.


Paul Xu

Paul is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology, and is currently volunteering as a Research Assistant for the PULSE Study. He is interested in understanding how behavioural and social factors can work towards rehabilitation and recovery from chronic conditions. Paul hopes to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.


Emma Gangbar

Emma is a third-year science student majoring in Global Resource Systems at UBC and is currently a research assistant for the PULSE study. She is interested in researching how health behaviours, including healthy eating and exercise, can diminish and/or reverse the effects of chronic disease. Outside of the lab, Emma is a newly-minted yoga instructor and enjoys running outside, spending time with her family, and trying new food. She hopes to pursue a career in preventative medicine.

Erin Stevenson-Moore

Erin is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and is currently volunteering at the Health and Adult Development Lab with the PULSE study. She is interested in areas of research concerning mental health as it relates to adulthood and aging. She hopes to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology. Outside of the lab, Erin enjoys exploring Vancouver’s vibrant cultural arts community and practicing yoga and ballet.


Chris Mabry

Chris Mabry graduated from UBC with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy. He is currently a research assistant in both the PULSE and GRIP studies. His interests center around where Psychology and Economics intersect, how belief mediates behaviour, the role of cognitive bias in belief and behaviour, advantageous cultural differences and research that leads to the increased quality of life of those with low socioeconomic status. He is currently looking to apply for graduate programs. Outside of the lab he reads and competes in MMA and submission grappling.

Harry Ling


Kelly Robson