Lesley Baker

Lesley Baker
Office: COR B030
Area of expertise

Clinical Psychology (Lifespan)


Drs. Ulrich Mueller & Kim Kerns

Research interests

My key research interests include, emotional processing moral development, and social functioning in children and adolescents. My current research focuses on the relations between emotion understanding, perspective taking and moral development. My hope is that this research will inform teaching methods and programs that support moral development in childhood.

Representative publications

Kerns, K, Siklos, S., Baker, L & Mueller, U. (2015). Emotion Recognition in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Child Neuropsychology, 1-21.

Mȕller, U., Teneyke, K., Baker, L. (2014). Piaget’s Theory of Intelligence. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Handbook of Intelligence: Evolutionary Theory, Historical Perspective, and Current Concepts. 

Mȕller, U., Baker, L., Yeung, E. A (2013). A Developmental Systems Approach to Executive Function. In R. M. Lerner & J. B. Benson (Eds.), Embodiment and Epigenesis: Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Understanding the Role of Biology within the Relational Developmental System.

Representative presentations

Baker, L., Leadbeater, B. (2014). Parental Monitoring, Parental Support, and Peer Risk Taking in Relation to Adolescent Sexual Risk Taking. Poster presentation at 2014 Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, B.C.

Baker, L., Mueller, U. (2014). The Influence of Mindfulness Training on Children’s Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Functioning: Three Diverse Groups of Children. Symposium Coordinator and presenter at Jean Piaget Society, San Francisco, C.A.

Baker, L., Smart, C., Kerns, K., & Mueller, M (2013). The influence of mindfulness training on social cognition and mindful awareness in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Poster presentation at 2013 Ideafest, Victoria, BC.

Recent awards

  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2013-2016)
  • Sara Spencer Foundation Research Award (2012)
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardie CGS Masters Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2011-2012)