Former Lab Members

Jonathan Lau (2017-2021)

Jonathan graduated with a B.A.A (Applied Arts) Honours in psychology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2021, with a minor in Counselling and a Certificate in Non-Profits/NGOs studies. Jonathan also completed the Marketing Communications program at BCIT.

His area of research interests are mental health, psychometrics, evidence-based practices, Eastern psychology, men’s studies, and LGBTQ+.

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Brittney Stobbe (2018-2021)

Brittney received her BA (Honors) with a major in psychology and a minor in counseling from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2020. She has been involved in various projects within Dr. Rusticus’s Group Dynamics and Psychometrics lab regarding psychometric development regarding Self Directed Learning Readiness and Team Attitudes and Experiences.

For her Honours Thesis, she conducted a mixed-methods study that used focus group interviews to investigate factors that may contribute to smartphone usage and identify which of these factors are correlated with smartphone addiction.

Currently, Brittney is working on various projects for the Group Dynamics and Psychometrics Lab. She enjoys outdoor activities and photography.

Stephanie Ng (2020-2021)

Stephanie Ng is a fourth year B.A. Psychology major. With a minor in Language and Culture focusing in Japanese, she enrolled in KPU’s exchange program and spent a year studying at Toyo University in Tokyo. Currently, she is doing her Honours research under the supervision of Dr. Shayna Rusticus to study how online learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic affects students. Her interests include mental health, unique psychological phenomena, travelling, good food, and, of course, her dog.



Tina Charmchi (2017-2020)

In 2019, Tina earned her Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Psychology with a minor in Counselling. During her Undergrad, Tina was a part of the Bee Cognition Lab at KPU, where she helped build the first virtual reality system for bees at KPU, alongside Dr. Levente Orban. This led her to do her Honours project: A marker-based closed-loop capable virtual reality system for bees. Where she conducted her Honours project researching bees flight trajectories in response to optic flow manipulations. In addition, Tina has worked as a Research Assistant for the GDP lab with Dr. Shayna Rusticus, conducting learning environment studies.  

Research Interests include: normative ethics, data analytics, motivational and cognitive processes, emotion regulation, and group dynamics.

Mario Anuales (2018-2020)

Thomas Hughes (2018-2020)

Andrea Mah (2018-2019)