Martin, Rebecca

Name: Rebecca Martin
Position: Current Research Assistant
Research Projects: Various
Academic Background: MA in Psychology (Trent University); BA Honours in Psychology (University of Winnipeg)
Contact information: remartin@trentu.ca

About the researcher:  

I am interested in a variety of health and environmental psychology research topics including human flourishing, well-being, and nature relatedness. My MA thesis examined the role of self-compassion and general coping skills in promoting students’ academic resourcefulness and adjustment, finding greater self-compassion to be associated with better academic and well-being outcomes, especially for students with smaller repertoires of coping skills. My work with the Health, Environment and Indigenous Communities Research Group focuses on data analyses, where I am currently exploring what perceptual, behavioural, and sociodemographic factors predict harvesting impacts during an anomalous winter. The findings from this study will hopefully provide insight into which community members in Nain are more at risk for experiencing harvesting-related impacts during unseasonably warm winters. I also look forward to assisting with a project on food security in Northern communities in the near future.