Lab Members


Dr. Radomsky is Professor of Psychology at Concordia University and Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.

He joined Concordia in 2001 after the completion of his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of British Columbia and a fellowship at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital. Professor Radomsky is the Director of the Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Laboratory, and a Core Member of the Centre for Clinical Research in Health (CCRH). His research investigates cognitive, behavioural and emotional aspects of OCD and a number of other anxiety disorders, as well as ways to enhance the effectiveness and acceptability of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders and related problems.

He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (2014), was the Founding President of the Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (2010), and has received several institutional, national and international awards for his work. These include the Concordia University Faculty of Arts and Science Mid-Career Award for Distinguished Scholarship (2012), the Canadian Psychological Association's President's New Researcher Award (2007), being named a Beck Institute Scholar (2005-06) and receiving a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award (2004-09). Dr. Radomsky has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to his work on cognition, behaviour and the anxiety disorders, and is a frequent invited speaker at national and international conferences. His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and and has previously been funded by les Fonds de recherche du Québec – santé,  the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Dr. Radomsky is also a member of L'Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec and is CACBT-ACTCC Certified in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and board certified in cognitive therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. In his clinical practice he specializes in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for adult OCD and other anxiety disorders.

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Kelvin Wong

Kelvin (Shiu) completed his B.A. in Psychology at the University of New South Wales in 2012. He completed his combined Master's/PhD degree under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Grisham in 2017. Kelvin began a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Dr. Adam Radomsky in December 2017. His research interests include experimental investigations of cognitive and reasoning factors which are proposed to cause and maintain obsessive-compulsive disorder.

M.A./Ph.D. Thesis title: Clearing the confusion around inferential confusion: Investigation of the role of specific reasoning processes in obsessive-compulsive disorder



Martha Giraldo O'Meara

Martha obtained her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Universitat de València under the supervision of Conxa Perpiñá and Amparo Belloch, respectively. Upon completion of her Ph.D., she worked for a year in the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Research Unit combining clinical practice and research work on projects examining transdiagnostic factors across psychological disorders. Martha began a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Dr. Adam Radomsky in the Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders laboratory in May 2018. Her research interests focus on understanding cognitive mechanisms involved in the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders in order to enhance current treatment options.

Ph.D. Thesis title: Universality and dimensionality of intrusive-related appearance thoughts and its relationship with metacognitive ability



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Rachael Neal

Rachael received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 2010. She joined the Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Radomsky in September 2012. She completed her Master's degree in 2014 and is now in the final year of her PhD. Her research interests centre upon examining how cognitive biases and maladaptive behaviours such as reassurance seeking perpetuate the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Rachael is currently completing a clinical residency with Vancouver Coastal Health providing therapy to individuals with complex mental disorders and will be completing a clinical research project in conjunction with the hospital in the new year.

M.A. Thesis title: An experimental investigation of reassurance seeking behaviour: Familiar versus unfamiliar others
Ph.D. Thesis title: What are you looking for? Psychometric and experimental analyses of reassurance seeking in obsessive-compulsive disorder



Mark Leonhart

Broadly speaking, Mark’s research is aimed at improving the quality of and access to evidence-based models of and treatments for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Specifically, this is achieved through systematic phenomenological and functional assessments of key behaviours and associated beliefs in these disorders well as experimental examinations of mediating cognitive mechanisms. In 2010, Mark received his B. A. (Honours) in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Manitoba. His Honours thesis summarized his review of panic disorder treatment information found online. In 2016, Mark completed his M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University which examined the effect of responsibility beliefs on reassurance seeking. His doctoral programme of research is focused on the phenomenological and experimental examination of nonverbal aspects of reassurance seeking. His research interests include young adult mental health, as well as the prevention, ætiology, and treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

M.A. Thesis title: Responsibility and reassurance seeking: An experimental investigation

Ph.D. Thesis title: Nonverbal reassurance seeking in obsessive-compulsive disorder



Jean-Philippe Gagné

Jean-Philippe is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University, a Vanier Scholar (SSHRC), and the Past-Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association’s Section for Students. Jean-Philippe completed his B.Sc. in Honours Psychology at McGill University in 2015, where he conducted research on interpersonal relationships and developmental psychopathology. In September 2015, Jean-Philippe began his M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University under the supervision of Dr. Adam Radomsky. He completed his M.A. in 2017 with a clinical practicum at McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric institute of Harvard Medical School. His research interests centre upon the role of maladaptive beliefs in the development and maintenance of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders.  

M.A. Thesis title: An experimental approach to understanding beliefs about losing control in obsessive-compulsive disorder

Ph.D. Thesis title: Psychometric and experimental investigations of beliefs about losing control



Ken Kelly-Turner

Ken completed his Honours B. A. in Psychology at Carleton University in 2016 where he studied the beliefs and misconceptions laypeople hold about psychopathy. He spent a year after graduating volunteering in the Cognitive and Anxiety Disorder Research lab at the University of Ottawa. Ken began his Master's degree in the Clinical Psychology program in September 2017. His research interests include the role of internet delivered cognitive behavioural therapies, as well as the role of maladaptive beliefs in the emergence and maintenance of anxiety disorders.

M.A. Thesis title: Examining the role of self-control on social interactions



Sandra Krause

Sandra completed her BA (Honours) in Psychology at Queen's University in 2015. After finishing her degree, she worked as a Research Intern in the Netherlands, and as a Research Coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry at University Health Network in Toronto, assisting with various anxiety-related research projects. Sandra began her Master's degree in the Clinical Psychology program under the supervision of Dr. Radomsky in September of 2018. Her research interests focus on better understanding the mechanisms that underlie the concept of mental contamination in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.    

M.A. Thesis title: TBA



Stefanie Lavoie

Stefanie received her B.A., Specialization in Psychology in 2000 from Concordia University. She began working in the lab as a volunteer in December 2002, and has been working as Laboratory Coordinator in the Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Laboratory since August 2003. She is responsible for coordinating granting agency submissions, developing online measures and updating the laboratory web site, clinical registry, and annual newsletter and liaising with university departments such as behavioural ethics committees, financial services and office of research services. She has been actively involved in a number of projects in the lab over the years and is currently coordinating a new project that is soon to begin data collection. Her research interests include treatment acceptability for anxiety and related problems, and reassurance seeking behaviour in OCD.





Joseph Inhaber

Honours Thesis title: The roles of beliefs about losing control and self focused attention in social anxiety 






Katerina Roman

Thesis title: Examining the role of beliefs about losing control in association with the fear of self






Olivia Rotondo

Honours Thesis title: Liable or culpable? A mediational analysis of responsibility, fear of guilt, and reassurance seeking 





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Post-Doctoral Trainees
Frederic Aardema - 2008-2009

Graduate Students
Elizabeth Hebert - 2013-2016
Hannah Levy - 2010-2016
Jessica Senn - 2009-2016
Gillian Alcolado - 2008-2014
Kristin Anderson- 2013-2014
Allison Ouimet - 2009-2014
Laurie Gelfand - 2006-2013
Corinna Elliott - 2008-2012
Irena Milosevic - 2006-2011
Chris Parrish - 2005-2009
Andrea Ashbaugh - 2004-2009

Undergraduate Thesis Students
Kristina Bucci - 2017-2018
Sereena Pigeon - 2017-2018
Alexandra Richard - 2016-2017
Trevor Harrison - 2015-2016
Sarah McIlwaine- 2014-2015
Kelsey Hannon - 2013-2014
Jessica Tutino - 2013-2014
Maria Giobbi - 2012-2013
Sarah Schell - 2012-2013
Joelle Soucy - 2012-2013
Catherine Ouellet-Courtois (PSYC 487) - 2012
Samantha Wilson - 2011-2012
Lara Yapar - 2011-2012
Kevin Barber - 2010-2011
Katie Gordon-Green - 2010-2011
Katrina Messina - 2010-2011
Laura Choiniere - 2009-2010
Jeff Renaud - 2009-2010
Megan Wood - 2009-2010
Ivana DiLeo - 2008-2009
G. Michael Everett - 2008-2009
Amanda Levine - 2008-2009
Sarah Zullo - 2008-2009
Greg Mendelson - 2007-2008
Laura Rudy - 2007-2008
Stella-Marie Paradisis - 2006-2007
Oded Greemberg - 2005-2006
Shana Rowen - 2005-2006
Monique Lahoud - 2004-2005
Philippe Gilchrist - 2003-2004
Allison Ouimet - 2003-2004
Matthew Paradis - 2003-2004
Melissa Saxe - 2003-2004
Dominique Dussault - 2002-2003
Sebastien Tremblay - 2001-2002

Undergraduate (PSYC 311) Students
Ivana DiLeo - 2007-2008
Priscilla Morin - 2007-2008
Kristin Anderson - 2005-2006
Rana Pishva - 2005-2006
Oded Greemberg - Summer 2005
Stella Marie Paradisis - 2004-2005
Shana Rowen - 2004-2005
Heather Mah - Summer 2004
Aileen Vivan - Summer 2004
Giuseppe Alfonsi - 2003-2004
Cathy Dandurand - 2003-2004
Monique Lahoud - 2003-2004
Nicole Hallonda Price - 2003-2004
David DiLenardo - 2002-2003
Philippe Gilchrist - 2002-2003
Laurie Gelfand - 2001-2002
Dominique Dussault - 2001-2002

Research Assistants
Edmine Serulien - 2016-2017
Sarah Schell - 2013-2015
Joelle Soucy - 2013-2014
Kevin Barber - 2011-2013
Jeff Renaud - 2010-2013
Ivana DiLeo - 2009-2010
Jesse Renaud - 2009-2010
Greg Mendelson - 2008-2009
Stella-Marie Paradisis - 2007-2009
Oded Greemberg - 2006-2007
Monique Lahoud - 2005-2008
Allison Ouimet - 2004-2005
Elissa Golden - 2003-2004
Sarah Brown-Tesolin - 2001-2003