Dr. Nancy Heath’s Research Team, McGill University

Welcome to Dr. Nancy Heath’s research website at McGill University! Dr. Heath’s research team consists of undergraduate and graduate (Masters and Doctoral) students currently conducting a variety of studies related to aspects of mental health in schools. Dr. Heath’s team has received over 1.5 million dollars in research grants from provincial and federal agencies. More than 45 graduate students and numerous undergraduates have participated in the research team in the last ten years. Of eligible students in our lab, a remarkable 85% have won major awards. Our team collaborates with clinicians, school boards, and other researchers across Canada and internationally.

Our Research

Our research deals with resiliency factors and adaptive functioning in young adults, adolescents, and children who are at risk.


Research Focus
Our work focuses on three strands of inquiry. The first strand focuses on specific behaviours associated with emotion regulation; the second focuses on aspects of the environment, including cyberspace; and the third examines the influence of cognitions, specifically positive illusions, on depressive symptomatology in youth at risk.
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Research Partners

Research supported through the following granting agencies:
  • Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC)
  • Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ)
  • Ministère de l’éducation du Québec (MEQ)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


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