Jacqueline Cloake

Research Manager

Jack loves the diversity of her role as Research Manager (a true Jack-of-all-trades), which involves overseeing the Centre’s finances, human resources, ethics, data management, and equipment.

Jack first joined the UBC Infant Studies Centre as Dr. Janet F. Werker’s Research Coordinator in 2017, before becoming Research Manager in 2021. 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 how our complex human abilities – such as language and cognition – are affected by disruptions in brain development, and the brain’s neuroplastic response to these disruptions. Her undergraduate thesis in Dr. Peter Graf’s UBC Memory and Cognition Laboratory focused on subliminal processing during affective and cognitive decision-making, aiming to better understand the mechanisms and neural systems that underlie our decisions.

When not facilitating infant research, Jack can be found enthusiastically trying to correctly identify every flower/bird in sight, and is most often spotted elbows-deep in her garden, or at one of Vancouver’s beautiful beaches with her husband, Dan.