Mind Pad Editorial Board Profiles

Current Mind Pad Editorial Board


Chelsea Moran
University of Calgary
Email: chelsea.moran1@ucalgary.ca

Chelsea Moran is completing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary. She holds an MA in Counselling Psychology from McGill University. Her research interests involve discovering new ways to facilitate healthy behaviours in patients with chronic illnesses. She is also interested in learning about best-practice research methods and open science initiatives. Chelsea joined the CPA Student Executive as Chair-Elect in June 2017, and became Chair in June 2018. She has represented students on the CPA Board of Directors since 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys catching up with family and friends, discovering new music and planning her next sewing project.


Breanna Duncan (University of Manitoba)

Keisha Gobin (York University)

Kayla Hollett (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Chantal Labonté (University of Alberta)

Christina Lapytskaia (York University)

Enoch Leung (McGill University)

Adrienne Mehak (McGill University)

Alisia Palermo (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

Maya Pilin (University of British Columbia)

Kate Wilson (University of Calgary)

Historical Contributors

Rana Pishva

Rana Pishva (Founder)

I believe that students should be proactive in their education, and ultimately, MindPad is about creating learning opportunities. In proposing the project, I wanted to create a platform where psychology students could sharpen their writing skills, experience the editing and publication process, and learn to critically review articles. I wanted MindPad to be a safe and enriching environment where students could grow professionally. The CPA head office was exceptionally supportive of the project, and MindPad was born with the help of my colleagues, Karen Cohen, Brenden Sommerhalder, and Tyler Stacey-Holmes (just to name a few). I was excited to witness students’ enthusiasm to write or edit for MindPad. As the Editor-in-Chief, I met interesting people, learned about the editing process, and gained confidence in my professional skills.

I am currently a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. My research and clinical interests are child psychopathology, with a focus on parents’ role in the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders. I also work with youth who have experienced trauma, as well as forensic populations. As an avid yogi, I initiated a project to explore the use of Yoga as a complementary therapeutic approach. Since leaving MindPad, I continued to write about my experiences and observations as a graduate student in a blog, “Average: Chronicles of a PhD” (http://averagechronicles.wordpress.com/).

I encourage students to seek and create opportunities to grow as professionals,

Rana Pishva