Meet the Lab

Alicia Nijdam-Jones, PhD

Principal Investigator

Alicia Nijdam-Jones, Ph.D., C. Psych. (CV)

Dr. Nijdam-Jones (she/her) is a Registered Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba, who practices in the areas of Clinical and Forensic Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (forensic specialization) from Fordham University and has an MA in Criminology from Simon Fraser University. After her doctoral studies, she completed a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She specializes in the area of violence risk assessment, malingering assessment, stalking, and the use of forensic assessment measures with linguistically, ethnically, and culturally diverse samples. Her current projects examine the cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural validity of violence risk and malingering assessment tools in Latin America, the United States, and Canada. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, and is working with collaborators at UCSF, Fordham University, University of Virginia, as well as researchers in Spain and Latin America.


Undergraduate Students

Dominique Vinet (Honours 2022)

Dominique Vinet (she/her) obtained her bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology through the Faculty of Science in 2019 from the University of Manitoba. She is currently upgrading her degree and in her last year of the honours program. Dominique intends to continue her education by obtaining a masters degree and a PhD in forensic psychology. This is the first year Dominique will be a research assistant in the CCFP lab and she looks forward to the research projects and tasks ahead. Her primary areas of interests include: forensic assessments, trauma and development, NCRMD and memory processes. Outside of the academic field, Dominique spends her time volunteering and working with vulnerable populations that have histories of criminal justice involvement, developmental challenges and trauma-related experiences. She also enjoys reading true crime novels, spending time with friends, and dabbling in mycology.

Jordan Cortvriendt (Honours 2022)

Jordan Cortvriendt (she/her) is in her sixth and final year of her undergraduate degree pursuing a B.A. Honours in Psychology at the University of Manitoba. Her primary research interests are the racial, economic, and social barriers that lead people to engage in criminal behaviours. Following completion of her degree, Jordan plans on continuing her education and pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. From there, she wants to continue doing research as well as work to assess, treat, and rehabilitate individuals involved in the criminal justice system. In her free time, Jordan enjoys being active and spending time with her family and dog.

Katérine Aminot

Katérine Aminot (she/her) is a third-year student in the B.A. Psychology Honours Degree Program at the University of Manitoba. She plans on graduating from her undergraduate program in 2024, and continuing her education afterwards to pursue a masters degree and a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a focus in forensics. Her primary interests include abnormal psychology, NCRMD defense, and feigning. In her free time, Katérine stays active by playing hockey and soccer and enjoys spending lots of time camping, hiking, and canoeing in the summer. 

Ashley Manaigre

Ashley Manaigre (she/her) is in her third year of her undergraduate degree pursuing a honours degree through Faculty of Science with a minor in statistics. Ashley plans to graduate in 2023 and obtain a master’s degree and PhD in forensic/clinical psychology. Her research interests involve stalking behaviours and NCRMD. She spends her free time coaching and playing ringette, as well as running and golfing.

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