Melanie M. Cochrane

Melanie M. Cochrane
Contact
Office: COR A135

Supervisor

Dr. Colette Smart

Research interests

I am particularly interested in research examining individual differences in emotion regulation and cognitive processes namely, executive functions, in clinical and non-clinical populations. I am especially interested in individual differences in emotional capacity, including how we experience and express our emotions. As a part of this, in my research I seek to understand how breakdowns in these cognitive-emotional systems may differentially impact one’s psychological vulnerability and overall well-being. Most recently I have immersed myself in the method of heart-rate variability as a measure of autonomic nervous system function and its applications to clinical neuropsychology.

Representative publications

Cochrane, M. M., Hrabok, M., Kerns, K. A (in press). Stress. In J.S. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, B. Caplan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of clinical neuropsychology, Second edition. New York: Springer.

Cochrane, M. M., Smart, C. M., Garcia-Barrera, M. A. (2015). Investigating the relationship between top-down and bottom-up emotion generation and regulation: Does a match increase success?, Motivation and Emotion. (Revise and Resubmit).

Grant, D. A., Bieling, P. J., Segal, Z. V., Cochrane, M. M. (2013). Cognitive Models and Issues. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Mood Disorders, Second Edition, 69-85.

Representative presentations

Cochrane, M. M., Smart, C. M., Garcia-Barrera, M. A. (2016). Examining the Interactions Between Emotion Generation and Emotion Regulation in Young Adults. Poster Presentation: For the Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Victoria, BC.

Cochrane, M. M., Smart, C. M., Garcia-Barrera, M. A., Areshenkoff, C. (2014). Emotion Regulation in Emerging Adults. Presentation at Clinical Psychology Colloquium, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.

Cochrane, M. M., Smart, C. M., Garcia-Barrera, M. A., Areshenkoff, C. (2014). Executive Function Contributions to Emotion Regulation in the Relationship between Stress and Psychopathology in Emerging Adulthood. Poster Presentation. For the Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Recent awards

  • 2016 The Robert, David and Douglas Vickery Graduate Award ($850)
  • 2016 University of Victoria Graduate Award ($7000)
  • 2014 University of Victoria Graduate Award ($3000)
  • 2013-2014 University of Victoria President’s Research Scholarship ($4000)
  • 2013-2014 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship ($17,500)
  • 2012 University of Victoria Outstanding Graduate Entrance Award ($10,000)
  • 2012 University of Victoria Graduate Award ($5000)
  • 2011 Undergraduate Student Research Award ($6000)
  • 2010 University Senate Scholarship ($800)
  • 2009-2010 McMaster University Honour Award
  • 2009-2011 Deans’ Honour List
  • 2008-2013 Golden Key Honour Society Member
  • 2007 McMaster University Honour Award Scholarship