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Specialized Honours B.A.

September 2019 - April 2024



York University




Neofytou, E., Farah, A., & Fernando, C.M.S. (submitted). The prevalence of Borderline Personality Disorder in female child sex offenders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 



Bellana, B., Mahabal, A., & Honey, C.J. (2022). Narrative thinking lingers in spontaneous thought. Nature Communications, 13(1), 1–16.

Conference Poster Presentations


Fernando, C.M.S. (2022, March). Social media use and psychological developmental

disturbances in adolescent females. Luminate Mental Health Conference.

*Event held virtually.

Research Experience


Mar Lab

Supervisor: Dr. Raymond Mar

Keele Campus, York University


Lab Manager

August 2022 - Present


Research Assistant

May 2022 - August 2022 



Memory & Meaning Lab

Supervisor: Dr. Buddhika Bellana

Glendon Campus, York University

Research Assistant: Individual Research Project

September 2022 - Present


Project: Non-narrative content and spontaneous thought.

This project is a branch off of Dr. Bellana's recent work "Narrative thinking lingers in spontaneous thought".


Previously, I coded the main experimental task and its conditions using Javascript, HTML, and CSS. I have also done a preliminary literature search to source the relevant questionnaires to gather participant data related to our variables of interest.

My main task will be to integrate the experimental tasks into an online experimental framework via Psiturk to produce a working experiment that participants can interact with on Prolific. This includes ensuring participant data is anonymous and saved to a secure database for further data analysis. Once we begin to gather data, I will be building upon my data analysis and statistical coding skills to decipher the results of the data using primarily R.


I will be presenting our findings at the end of the year to the department heads, the lab, and potentially at a conference. I hope to be a part of the writing process as the project continues past my IRP term.


Research Assistant

January 2022 - September 2022 



Well-Being Research Lab (WiRL)

Supervisor: Dr. Nicole Mead

Schulich School of Business, York University

Lab Manager and Research Assistant

May 2022 - August 2022 


Volunteer Experience


July 2022 - Present

Peer Mentor


September 2021 - July 2022


Peer Ambassador


August 2020 - July 2021


Peer Mentor

Undergraduate Psychology Student Association

Keele Campus, York University

Undergraduate Psychology Student Association

Keele Campus, York University

Undergraduate Psychology Student Association

Keele Campus, York University

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