Our Team

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JeffJeffrey L. Derevensky, Ph.D. is a Professor of School/Applied Child Psychology, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at McGill University. He is an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; and Associate Professor, Department of Community Dentistry at McGill University. He is also a clinical consultant to numerous hospitals, school boards, government agencies and corporations. He has served on many government committees and has performed consultative services for SAMHSA, NIMH, NRC, and the NCPG. Dr. Derevensky has published widely and is on the editorial board of several journals. He is a member of the National Centre for Gambling Studies, University of Alberta; National Network on Gambling Issues and Research, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse; Centre d'Excellence, Université Laval; and is an International Associate of the Centre for the Study of the Social Impact of Gambling, University of Plymouth, England. He is a member of the Program Advisory Board, Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders, Division on Addictions, Harvard University Medical School.
Tel: 514-398-4249

Research Coordinator

LynetteLynette Gilbeau, B.Ed is the Research and Project Coordinator. Her background includes training material development as well as elementary school education. Lynette is responsible for research assistance and project coordination at the Centre. Email: lynette.gilbeau@mcgill.ca Tel: 514-398-4438



Jeremie Richard, M.A., is a Ph.D. candidate in the Counselling Psychology Program at McGill University. He completed his B.A. (Specialization) in Psychology in 2016 at McGill University and his Masters in 2018. Jeremie's Ph.D. dissertation will evaluate the pathways involved in the development of problem gambling and problematic video game playing in adolescents and young adults with a focus on externalizing and internalizing problems. Email: jeremie.richard@mail.mcgill.ca


Anthony Sciola, B.A., is a Master's student in the School/Applied Child Psychology Program at McGill University. He completed his B.A. in Psychology in 2020 at Long Island University. Anthony served as a research assistant at LIU Brooklyn, focusing on how people's ideologies are related to their political orientation, attitudes, and social policy preferences. In addition, Anthony worked at a social skills center in New York City that strived to help children develop stronger social and academic skills. His current research interests include the factors influencing high risk and gambling behaviours among student athletes. Email: anthony.sciola@mail.mcgill.ca


RinaRina Gupta, Ph.D. Psychologist, Director of Counselling Services, Student Wellness Services, Queens University.

Loredana Marchica, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist at the Montreal Childrens' Hospital. Email: loredana.marchica@mail.mcgill.ca

CarolineCaroline Temcheff, Ph.D. Psychologist, Associate Professor, Department of Education and Counseling Psychology, McGill University