Lauren Wright, BA (Hons), MSc., is a psychometrist with the Research and Academics Division. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour and her MSc. in Clinical Neuroscience (Research) at McMaster University. Lauren has been a member of the Waypoint research team since 2015.
Currently, Lauren is working on various research projects at Waypoint. She is a principal investigator on the implementation of an evidence based practice, which targets the big four 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 worked on have focused on concurrent disorders, psychopathy and aging, and capacity to consent to treatment in forensics.
Lauren has received training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Reasoning and Rehabilitation 2 for Youth and Adults with Mental Health Problems.
Lauren’s research interests include the bio-behavioural basis of psychiatric disorder, mood disorder, sex differences in psychiatric disorder, and special populations (forensic).
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