Meet the Trainees


Jill McTavish

Dr. Jill McTavish is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, supervised by Dr. Harriet MacMillan. She received her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at Western University in 2013. Dr. McTavish’s doctoral work focused on people’s conceptions of healthy eating and how these conceptions relate to prevailing discourses that ask citizens to take personal responsibility for their health. Dr. McTavish has worked as an information professional in a hospital setting, where she conducted mediated searches (including systematic reviews) for allied health professionals.

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Krysta Andrews

Krysta Andrews is one of our talented trainees at the Offord Centre for Child Studies. Krysta completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University in Biology and received her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Toronto with a specialization in Physical and Mental Health. As a Registered Social Worker, she has worked with children and adolescents who have experienced various forms of abuse, victims of intimate partner violence as well as youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Currently, she is in her third year of her PhD in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Gonzalez. She has been the recipient of the Ontario Graduate scholarship over the past two years supporting her research into the contextual factors influencing child executive functions and stress physiology.

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