Lauren Wright

Lauren Wright, BA (Hons), MSc., Research Psychometrist 

Lauren Wright joined the Waypoint research team as a Research Psychometrist in 2015. She works on numerous research projects at Waypoint, including as a principal investigator on the implementation of an evidence-based practice that targets criminogenic needs on a minimum-secure forensic unit. She is also a principal investigator on a study exploring sleep disruption among staff and patients at Waypoint. Other projects Lauren has been involved in have focused on concurrent disorders, psychopathy and aging, and capacity to consent to treatment in a forensic population. Lauren has been honoured with the 2014 Steiner Young Investigator Award by the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also received the Waypoint Core Value Award for Innovation in 2015. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, and her MSc in Neuroscience (Research), both at McMaster University. She has been trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression and Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, and Reasoning and Rehabilitation 2 for Youth and Adults with Mental Health Problems.


Research Interests

Bio-behavioural basis of psychiatric disorder, sleep, mood disorder, sex differences in psychiatric disorder, special populations, including forensic populations


Link to publications

Student / Volunteer Opportunities

Lauren welcomes students interested in the field of psychometry to contact her.