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Monaghan Jessica, Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Jessica Monaghan

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Jessica is a research assistant for the WMHICS and the YEP. Her roles for the WMHICS include, helping out with the survey administration, ethics applications, and reaching out to survey respondents to improve response rates. For the YEP, she has designed and will facilitate the online workshop at various high schools across Ontario. She is currently completing her Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour from McMaster University, with a minor in Health and Aging. Jessica is working towards developing a better understanding of the circumstances that can impact someone’s quality of life, in the hopes of applying that knowledge as a counsellor later in life. Her previous research experiences include; a quantitative study that examines students’ choices when proactively managing their mental wellbeing, and a qualitative study that examines new fathers’ definitions of masculinity and mental health. Outside of work, Jessica helps to coordinate events that promote holistic wellbeing, through the McMaster Student Wellness Center Peer Educators.