Staff

Our staff

Dr. Frederick Grouzet

Dr. Frederick Grouzet

Director
Centre for Youth and Society

Dr. Frederick Grouzet is a Associate Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Centre for Youth and Society. His research focuses on values and aspirations (as the core of self-identity), self-regulation, and well-being.  Using advanced quantitative methods, he examined the effect of natural and social contexts (e.g., education, family), personal growth experiences (e.g., experiential learning activities, significant life transitions, life traumas), and self-reflective processes (e.g., mindfulness, nostalgia) on the development of goals, values and self-identity. He also investigates the relationships between values and personal well-being (e.g., happiness, optimal functioning), social well-being (e.g., positive leadership, social justice, intergroup attitudes) and ecological well-being (i.e., ecological behaviours). His research on self-regulation is applied to various health behaviours (e.g., eating, sleeping, alcohol consumption) and everyday use of technology (e.g., cellphone, internet, social media). Dr. Grouzet is co-editor of Self-Regulation and Autonomy (2013) published by Cambridge University Press, and Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences.

Office: UH3 Rm 103c
Tricia Roche

Tricia Roche

Associate Director
Centre for Youth and Society

Tricia brings over 20 years of experience in community development with local, national and international non-profit and civil society organizations to the University of Victoria. She has a background in research facilitation, youth outreach and engagement, and campus-community partnership development. Tricia holds a MA in Human Rights from McGill University and a BA in International Relations from UBC. She has experience working in West Africa, Central America and the Philippines. Passionate about the capacities of young people in our society, Tricia weaves a commitment to front line youth and family practitioners with her interests in research and policy articulation. She has co-authored several publications on community engaged research with youth.

Office: UH3 Rm 105
Allison Murphy

Allison Murphy

Centre Research Assistant

Allison is a second year MA student in English literature. She has over three years experience working and volunteering in community-based organizations. Allison's research interests include youth mental health and anxiety, building an intersectional feminist approach to digital culture, and fostering compassionate dialogue around issues of consent and sexual assault.

Office: UH3, Rm 104
Jessica Tegart

Jessica Tegart

Centre Research Assistant
Jessica is a recent graduate of UVic, having completed her BA Honours in Psychology in spring 2017. She has a variety of experiences spanning from living and working abroad in South America to campus leadership to community volunteering in mental health and substance use. Jessica’s focus in youth well-being stems from a rural upbringing and a desire to see young people access support, opportunities, and find their success.
Office: UH3, Rm 104

Our research assistants

Myles Maillet

Myles Maillet

Graduate Research Assistant
Social Psychology

Myles is a Ph.D. student in the Social Psychology program. His research is on the self-regulation of various health behaviours (e.g., healthy eating, alcohol consumption). Much of Myles' research has focused on mindfulness, motivation, and health behaviours in youth. He is especially interested in statistics and research design, and is excited to be conducting research with the CFYS.

Jen Poole

Jen Poole

Graduate Research Assitant
Education

Jen Poole is a Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology. Her research will involve looking at the Beginning Teachers Study data collected on preservice teachers' efficacy at the end of their preservice programs, and identifying the characteristics of the preservice programs that lead to a stronger sense of teacher efficacy. Jen began her career as a classroom teacher in 2001, and has since worked in various capacities supporting student success. She is pleased to join CFYS and the BTS team as a Research Assistant working on the Knowledge Mobilization aspect of the project.

Joelle Taknint

Joelle Taknint

Graduate Research Assistant
Clinical Psychology

Joelle is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology (Lifespan Development Specialization). Her research investigates discrimination, identity, and well being among immigrant individuals at various developmental stages. Joelle is pleased to be working with CFYS as part of the program evaluation team for the Pathways to Healing Project.