Nicole Pernat, MA, is the manager of the SFU Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) site for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a grand-scale, national study on health and aging. The BC region of the CLSA is led by Dr. Andrew Wister of SFU Gerontology, Director of the Gerontology Research Centre. At the CATI site, Nicole works with a tight-knit team that conducts 1.5-hour telephone interviews with older Canadians. Interviews take 1.5 hours and cover many factors such as physical activity, smoking and alcohol use, cognitive performance, mobility, social networks and isolation, and financial situation, to name a few. Nicole channels her interests in research methods, management, and serving society into her work at the CLSA.
Nicole completed her MA in Philosophy at SFU, and BA (Honours) Psychology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. During her Philosophy degree, she continued work in empirical research led by Dr. Kathleen Akins (Department of Philosophy, SFU). Under the direction of her post-BA supervisor, Dr. Daniel Bernstein (Department of Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic), Nicole co-authored three publications, listed below.
Bernstein, D. M., Wilson, A. M., Pernat, N., & Meilleur, L. (2012). Auditory hindsight bias. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19(4), 588-593.
Pernat, N., & Bernstein, D.M. (2012). The revelation effect. In N.M. Seel (Ed.).The Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. New York: Springer (pp. 2863-2865).
Bernstein, D.M., Pernat, N., & Loftus, E.F. (2010). The false memory diet: False memories alter food preference. In V.R. Preedy, R.R. Watson, & C.R. Martin (Eds.). Handbook of behavior, food, and nutrition. New York: Springer (pp. 1645-1663). doi:10.1007/978-0-387-92271-3_107