The POWER Institute

Research Assistants

Annie Luu

Doctoral (PhD) candidate

Annie is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology with forensic concentration. Her research interests include trauma in youth and adults, clinical treatment and assessments of correctional populations, and specialized trauma in forensic populations. Annie has participated in research exploring neurodevelopmental delay in youth in schools in the Greater Toronto area, exploring associations between maternal/infant cortisol synchrony and infant temperament, romantic breakup distress in university students, and Covid-19 activities and impact in an online sample.  At this time, Annie is working with Dr. Papazoglou in her dissertation research on compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, PTSD, and moral injury among law enforcement officers. 

Annie has been providing clinical treatment and assessment services in the Greater Toronto area for approximately 10 years. She has worked with populations ranging from youth to adults in the public and private sectors. Uniquely, she has always maintained a vested interest in trauma after coming across the impact of trauma on clients in her work. Prior to her clinical work, Annie was interested in law and medicine, volunteering at Sunnybrook Hospital, Sick Kids Hospital, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, Erin Oak and the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. When time permits, Annie enjoys travelling, being a foodie, jogging and playing with her dogs. 

Christopher Hibbert

Christopher’s Affiliation

MA, Mental Performance Consultant, Karl Gray Institute of Wellness

Christopher Hibbert earned Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University, a Master’s degree in Sport-Exercise Psychology from Argosy University and has worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years.

Within the past 8 years, Christopher has worked on the frontlines, with adolescents and young adults of diverse backgrounds within a secure setting. He has worked with individuals experiencing symptoms of mood, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders and exercised helping skills and evidence based theories to build rapport and facilitate the development and change in behaviour. He is passionate about performance, resilience and wellness and his interest include the many learning principles of Behaviourism (CBT, DBT, Biofeedback, etc.). 

Christopher is also trained and accredited in the use of DISC Behavioural Assessments(Athlete Assessments) and works with amateur athletes to improve performance, mindfulness and effective relationships.

Eleni Neofytou

Master’s Degree Candidate, Yorkville University

Eleni Neofytou is a masters student at Yorkville University  in counselling psychology. She received her honours BA in psychology from York university. She is currently a research assistant at the trauma and attachment lab of Dr. Robert Muller and the Neuropsy lab with Dr. Marie Arsalidou at York University. Her research interests include the mental health effects of childhood trauma on development. Police resilience, PTSD, and psychosis. She co-facilitates PTSD group counseling and is a trained traumatologist at the Traumatology institute of Toronto. She is planning on attending graduate school in clinical psychology.

Felipe Rubim

Master’s Degree Candidate, University of Chicago

Felipe Rubim is currently working towards his MA in Psychology at the University of Chicago. His research interests include dark personality traits and criminology. As a Research Assistant he focuses his qualitative and quantitative research skills on law enforcement leadership and how leaders can build a more resilient, stronger, and healthier law enforcement culture, helping all those in law enforcement become healthier and fit for the job.

Lucas Rubim

Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) Student, University of Toronto

Lucas Rubim is working towards his Bachelor’s of Science (Hons) from the University of Toronto, with a focus on Psychology and Criminology, and a minor in Statistics. Currently, Lucas provides assistance for Dr. Konstantinos Papazoglous with research on Police wellness and resilience. His research focuses on helping to better understand the underlying factors of stress and trauma in police officers while also promoting resilience tools for our warriors in blue. In collaboration with several outstanding scholars in the field of law enforcement and resilience, Lucas has published several book chapters and is in the process of publishing peer-reviewed articles on police wellness.

Paige Abbott

Master’s Degree Candidate, University of Chicago

Paige Abbot current University of Chicago student pursuing my Master of Arts degree in the social sciences, with an emphasis in psychology. My current research interests involve how constructs such as empathy, compassion, and other social emotions influence proclivity to engage in prosocial behavior and how environmental stressors may modulate these effects.