Graduate Student Profiles

Ahmed, Simran (she/her)

MA Student

Education: BA - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Risk assessments; sex offending; intimate partner violence; corrections policy and practice; police community relations

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Maaike Helmus (supervisor), Dr. Evan McCuish (committee member)

Email: simran_ahmed@sfu.ca

Blakley, Taline

MA Student

Education: BA - Univesity of Regina

Research Interests: Young offenders; children and youth in care; developmental criminology; mental health and addictions

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Evan McCuish

Email: talineb@sfu.ca

Dube-Mather, Taylor (she/her)

MA Student

Education: BA - Mount Royal University

Research interests: Coerced sterilization of Indigenous women in a contemporary context; biological explanations of crime; death investigation

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Gail S. Anderson

Email: taylor_dube-mather@sfu.ca

Georgoulis, Hana (she/her)

MA Student

Education: BKin - University of Calgary 

Research interests: Serial sexual homicide; sexual violence; victimology; criminal investigations. 

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Eric Beauregard

Email: hana_georgoulis@sfu.ca

Girn, Alysha (she/her)

MA Student

Education: BA Criminology - Simon Fraser University 

Research interests: Organized crime; social network analysis; criminal achievement; criminal trajectories

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Martin Bouchard

Email: alyshag@sfu.ca

Hage-Hassan, Ihsan (she/her)

MA Student

Education: BA Psychology, Criminology (Hon) - Simon Fraser University 

Research interests: Correctional institutions; prisoners and their rights; prisoners’ re-entry and reintegration programs.

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Curt Griffiths, Dr. Danielle Murdoch

Email: ihagehas@sfu.ca

Hanson, Kenzie (she/her)

MA Student

EducationBA - Simon Fraser University

Research interests: Intimate partner violence; homicide; victimology; qualitative research; vicarious victimization 

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Alexandra Lysova (senior supervisor), Dr. Colton Fehr

Email: kenzieh@sfu.ca

Ling, Ruby (she/her)

MA Student

Education: BA - University of Alberta

Research Interests: Cybercrime; women and gender studies; extremism; netnography; qualitative research; terrorism

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Richard Frank

Email: ruby_ling@sfu.ca

McDonald, Kayleigh 

MA Student

EducationBA - Mount Royal University

Research Interests: Sexual offending; network analysis

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Evan McCuish (senior supervisor), Dr. Martin Bouchard

Email: kayleigh_mcdonald@sfu.ca

Negrin, Sarah (she/her)

MA Student

EducationBA - Simon Fraser University

Research interests: Terrorism and political violence; radicalization; terrorist and violent extremist exploitation of the internet; hate crime; mis/disinformation and conspiracy theories.

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Garth Davies

Email: sarah_negrin@sfu.ca

Qi Liu, Shu (she/her)

MA Student

Education: BA  - Mount Royal University

Research Interests: Cryptomarkets; dark web; cybercrime; dark net markets

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Richard Frank

Email: sql1@sfu.ca

Reagan Wong, Andrea

MA Student

EducationBA - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Sex work; Canadian law; criminal law; procedure and evidence; policing

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Bryan Kinney (senior supervisor), Dr. Tamara O’Doherty

Email: asfei@sfu.ca

Smith, Payten (she/her)

MA Student

EducationBA - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Arson; crime scene analysis; fire pattern analysis; wrongful convictions; science myths; Canadian contexts; negative corpus

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Gail S. Anderson (senior supervisor)

Email: paytens@sfu.ca

Wong, Emma

MA Student

Education: BA - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Asian-Canadian hate crimes during COVID-19; Asian-Canadian perceptions of local police; lived experiences of ethnic minorities; fear of crime; feelings of safety.

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Stephanie Wiley

Email: emma_wong@sfu.ca

Zhang, Yuxuan (Cicilia)

MA Student

Education: BA - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Cybersecurity; critical infrastructure; open-source intelligence (OSINT); social engineering; cyberterrorism; cyber warfare

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Richard Frank

Email: ciciliaz@sfu.ca

Bouchard, Jessica 

PhD Student

Education: BA - St. Thomas University

MA - Simon Fraser University 

Research Interests: Program evaluation; community-based corrections; meta-analysis; crime prevention/intervention; policy analysis; evidence-based practices

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Jennifer Wong

Email: jessica_bouchard@sfu.ca

Dub, Dilvur

PhD Student

Education:  BA (Hon) Criminology and Justice - Ontario Tech University

MA Criminal Justice - University of the Fraser Valley

Research Interests: Criminal justice system; perceptions of the police; youth gangs; youth gang prevention/intervention programs; mixed methods research

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Jennifer Wong

Email: dilvur_dub@sfu.ca

Doering, Sara (she/her)

PhD Student

Education: BA (Hon), MA Criminology - Simon Fraser University 

Research Interests: Terrorism and violent extremism; right-wing extremism; quantitative research methods; terrorism risk assessment; mental health and violence; adolescent offending

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Garth Davies, Dr. Ray Corrado

Email: sdoering@sfu.ca

Farrell, Jack (he/him) 

PhD Student

Education: LL.B - Trinity College Dublin

MA Global Criminology - Utrecht University

Research Interests: Drug policy; harm reduction; social constructions of deviance; community-engaged research

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Alissa Greer  

Email:  jfa93@sfu.ca

Gushue, Kelsey

PhD Student

Education: BA, MA - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Young offenders; developmental and life course criminology; criminological theory; quantitative research methods

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Evan McCuish

Email: kgushue@sfu.ca

Janus, Soraya

PhD Student

Education: BA, MA - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Wrongful convictions; miscarriages of justice; false confessions; expert testimony; policing; commissions of inquiry; innocence projects; victimology; Canadian law

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Gail S. Anderson

Email: sjanus@sfu.ca

King, Steff (they/them)

PhD Student

Education: BSc - University of Idaho

Research Interests: Forensic investigative practice; Indigenous justice; MMIWG2

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Gail S. Anderson (senior supervisor), Dr. Ted Palys

Email: steff_king@sfu.ca

Kocsis, Kristina (she/her)

PhD Student

Education: BA - St. Thomas University

MA - Wilfrid Laurier University 

Research Interests: Corrections and penology; mental health and mental illness; stress; criminal responsibility; quantitative research methods; mixed methods research; policy analysis 

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Evan McCuish, Dr. Danielle Murdoch

Email: kristina_kocsis@sfu.ca

Lam, Vienna (she/her)

PhD Student

Education: BA, MA - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Forensic anthropology; taphonomy; thanatology; aquatic deaths; drowning prevention.

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Gail S. Anderson (senior supervisor), Dr. Bryan Kinney

Email: vienna_lam@sfu.ca

McGuire, Michaela | Jaad Gudghiljiwah 

PhD Student

Education: BA, MA - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Haida justice; decolonization and resurgence; Haida identity & belonging; racism against Indigenous peoples; Indigenous rights and sovereignty; self-governance; Indigenous women and corrections

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Ted Palys

Email: michaela_mcguire@sfu.ca

Michener, Suzanna (she/her)

PhD Student

Education: BA - University of British Columbia  

MSc - The University of Sheffield

Research Interests: Forensic anthropology; forensic science; miscarriages of justice; biological anthropology; biological explanations of crime; epigenetics

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Lynne Bell

Email: smichene@sfu.ca

Reale, Kylie 

PhD Student

Education: BA - Ryerson University

MA - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Offender decision-making; behavioural analysis; crime-commission processes; criminal investigations; criminal expertise and detection avoidance in sexual crimes

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Eric Beauregard

Email: kylie_reale@sfu.ca

Ryu, Hana 

PhD Student

Education: BA, MA Criminology - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Criminological theory; developmental and life course criminology; gangs; quantitative/qualitative research methods; social network analysis; victimization; youth offending

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Evan McCuish, Dr. Martin Bouchard

Email: hana_ryu@sfu.ca

Sandrin, Ryan (he/him) 

PhD Student

Education: BA - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Emergency communications; experimental criminology; intimate partner violence; perceptions of police; policing; police recruitment; research methods; sociology of sport

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Rylan Simpson

Email: rsandrin@sfu.ca

Turpin, Chantal (she/her)

PhD Student

Education: BSc (Hon) Anthropology, BSc (Hon) Forensic Science - Trent University

MA Criminology - Simon Fraser University 

Research Interests: Technology-facilitated sexual violence; online sexual harassment; harassment in video game culture

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Sheri Fabian (co-lead supervisor), Dr. Bryan Kinney (co-lead supervisor), Dr. Richard Frank (committee member)

Email: cturpin@sfu.ca

Ueda, Momo (she/her)

PhD Student

Education: BSc - University of British Columbia 

MA - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Stable isotope forensics; forensic human identification; human geolocation.

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Lynne Bell

Email: mueda@sfu.ca

Wood, Becca (she/her) 

PhD Student

Education: BA - University of Birmingham

Research Interests: Animal violence; intimate partner violence; the legal landscape of sentience; captivity and bestiality; sexual violence against women; minority victims

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Gail S. Anderson

Email: Beccaw@sfu.ca

Zakimi, Naomi (she/her) 

PhD Student

Education: BA (Hon), MA Criminology - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Criminal achievement; criminal capital; social networks; drug crimes; drug policy; mixed methods

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Martin Bouchard

Email: naomi_zakimi@sfu.ca

Zdjelar, Vanja (she/her)

PhD Student

Education: BA (Hon) Criminology, BA Political Science and Communications - Simon Fraser University

MA Criminology - Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Terrorism, mysoginist extremism, right-wing extremism, left-wing extremism, research methods, policing

Supervisor/Supervisory Committee: Dr. Garth Davies

Email: vzdjelar@sfu.ca