Jack joined the UBC Infant Studies Centre as Dr. Janet F. Werker’s Research Coordinator in December 2017. Prior to joining the Centre, she completed her B.Sc. in Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia. As a student, Jack took particular interest in cognition and brain dysfunction and recovery, specifically focusing on topics such as traumatic brain injury, memory and executive function. Her undergrad thesis in Dr. Peter Graf’s Memory and Cognition Laboratory focused on subliminal processing of visual stimuli during affective and cognitive decision-making, aiming to better understand the mechanisms and neural systems that underlie these processes.
Jack oversees the day-to-day operations of the Centre, from training and managing our Research Assistants to ensuring every family participating at our Centre has an amazing experience. Passionate about the intersections between science and society, Jack loves getting to work with the diverse Vancouver community in such an engaging research context. If you have questions about what it’s like to participate in a study, or how to get involved in research during your undergraduate degree, don’t hesitate to send her an email!
When not facilitating research, Jack can be found enthusiastically reading a book about an obscure topic that has recently struck her fancy, trying to correctly identify every flower in sight, and is most often spotted at one of Vancouver’s beautiful beaches with her husband, Dan.