M.A. Psychology - 2018 Carleton University – Ottawa, ON
B.A. Honours - 2015 Brock University – Saint Catharines, ON
Lindsay Fulham received her B.A. (honours) from Brock University in 2015 and completed a master’s degree in Psychology (Forensic) at Carleton University in 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Julie Blais. For her master’s thesis, Lindsay conducted a meta-analysis summarizing the effectiveness of restorative justice programs in reducing recidivism and improving other outcomes for clients and victims. In another line of research, Lindsay investigated the role of psychopathy in detecting vulnerability via body language cues and other factors that influence this relationship (e.g., empathy, hypervigilance). As a Research Analyst at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in the Forensic Early Intervention Service (FEIS), Lindsay conducted research in various topics related to improving mental health services (e.g., assessment, treatment) for individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) in the correctional system. Lindsay has presented her research in these areas at various national and international conferences. Lindsay’s current research interests include examining the interpersonal correlates of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and how these factors can be targeted in evidence-based treatments for BPD (e.g., Dialectical Behavioural Therapy; DBT). More specifically, Lindsay is interested in examining the relationship between interpersonal dysfunction and symptoms of BPD such as chronic feelings of emptiness, identity diffusion, emotion dysregulation, self-harm, and suicidal behaviour. Some of her other interests include the overlap between BPD and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), scalable interventions for BPD and PTSD, and how to support loved ones (e.g., family members) of individuals suffering from these disorders.