I'm an NSERC postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo, working with Dr. Daniel Smilek in the Vision & Attention Laboratory.

My research investigates the role of attention in our daily lives -- in particular, my work systematically examines the fluctuating ways that we attend to our internal thoughts, to other individuals, and to the environment around us.

Outside of academia, I'm a statistics nerd and an avid baseball fan, and am usually more than happy to chat for hours about either.

CV https://www.linkedin.com/pub/effie-pereira/33/624/a https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Effie_Pereira  http://asc.mcgill.ca/Attention_and_Social_Cognition_Lab/Home.html

Academic Training & Career:

NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Waterloo | Advisor: Dr. Daniel Smilek

Ph.D., Experimental Psychology
McGill University | Advisor: Dr. Jelena Ristic

, Psychology
Queen's University | Advisor: Dr. Monica Castelhano

B.A.H., Psychology; B.A., Economics
Queen's University | Advisor: Dr. Ronald Holden

Work Experience:

Digital Content Editor
Department of Psychology, McGill University | Supervisors: Dr. Mathieu Roy, Dr. Debra Titone, Dr. Melanie Dirks

Technical Research Intern
SR Research, Ottawa, ON | Supervisors: Dr. William Schmidt, Dr. Jiye Shen

Software Programmer
Adolescent Dynamics Laboratory, Queen's University | Supervisor: Dr. Tom Hollenstein

Research Associate
Cognition in Psychological Disorders Laboratory, Queen's University | Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Bowie

Lab Coordinator / Research Associate
Queen's Visual Cognition Laboratory, Queen's University | Supervisor: Dr. Monica Castelhano

Clinical Research Associate
Sleep Disorders Laboratory, Kingston General Hospital | Supervisor: Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick

Research Funding:

Lupina Foundation
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship $65,000

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Postdoctoral Fellowship $90,000
* Ranked 3rd out of all applicants

Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL)
Characterizing adaptive and maladaptive thought patterns via individual variability in genetic factors and neural activity $15,000

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Collaborative Research & Training Experience in Complex Dynamics (CD-CREATE)
Linking behavioral and neural oscillations in attention with real-world outcomes $26,000

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Post-Graduate Doctoral Scholarship $63,000

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEIIGSST)
Post-Graduate Master's Scholarship $15,000

Honours & Awards:

Psychonomics, J. Frank Yates Student Conference Award

Institutional: McGill University, Post-Graduate Student Society Travel Award

Institutional: McGill University, Mendelson Travel Award

National: IVADO / MILA, Entrance Scholarship for Deep Learning School

International: Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Runner-up for Best Oral Presentation Award

National: CFREF Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, Best Oral Presentation Award

Institutional: Michael Quek Teaching Assistantship Award

 McGill University, Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Award

 DataCamp, Scholarship for Women & Gender Minorities

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience Fellow

Graduate Chair Award for Outstanding Departmental Service

Institutional: McGill University, Graduate Mobility Award

Institutional: McGill University, Graduate Excellence Fellowship

Institutional: Queen's University, R. S. McLaughlin Fellowship

Institutional: Queen's University, H. W. Curran Prize