Graduate Students


Drake Levere, MA, PhD Student

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Drake completed his undergraduate degree (BA Hons) at the University of Ottawa in 2015. Drake’s master’s thesis work assessed the relationship between perceived stress, rumination, and post-traumatic stress symptomatology in a sample of paramedics. His interests focus on dyadic coping and support within romantic relationships. Drake’s current project focuses on spousal support in relationships where a family member is chronically ill.

Drake is the current study coordinator for the Preschool Families Study.


Jason Zheng, MA, PhD Student


Jason is PhD student working on using multilevel modelling to analyze intensive longitudinal data from Spinal Cord Injury patients. He is also conducting research on the psychosocial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Myriam Pâquet, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Myriam Pâquet is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at UBC. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université de Moncton and PhD in clinical psychology at the Université de Montréal. She has clinical training both in sexual health and chronic pain management from the McGill University Health Centre. Her doctoral work focused on genito-pelvic pain affecting couple’s sexual and psychological health. Through her clinical and research work, important questions have emerged for her on how close relationships shape physical and psychological health and well-being, while having the capacity to be both beneficial and detrimental. Her current postdoctoral research will extend her previous work on couples to investigate dyadic coping and support in relation to the couples’ emotional and relational well-being. She will also examining the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.