• McConnell, Melanie


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations

    Ph.D., Psychiatry 

    Primary Area of Research
    Brain, Behaviour & Development
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    Mental Health Building
    4500 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas

    Psychological assessment and intervention for neuropsychiatric populations

    Current Projects

    Facing Your Fears treatment outcome study 
    This study evaluates creative ways to assess anxiety in children with high-functioning autism. It also aims to better understand parent and child factors that increase treatment response to a cognitive-behavioural anxiety treatment group for children with high-functioning autism. 

    Tic Busters group pilot study 
    This pilot study evaluates treatment outcomes of a group adaptation of an evidence-based treatment for tics in school age children.  

    Selected Publications

    2012: Mental Health Research Grant ($30,000)

    Honours & Awards

    2001-2004: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

    2004: University of Vermont Psychology Dissertation Grant

    2004: University of Vermont Summer Dissertation Fellowship

    2001: Clark University Summer Research Fellowship

    2000: Clark University Summer Research Fellowship

    1998: Simon Fraser University Psychology Honours Alumni Prize

    Research Group Members
    • Robert Ruddel (Research Assistant)
    • Krista Johnston (Research Assistant)