Psychology Career Talk- March.7th, 2017

Psychology Career Talk
March.7th, 2017

Malcolm Simpson, M.Sc.
Clinical Psychologist II
Terrace Clinic
B.Sc. Psychology (Hons) – Acadia University 1983
M.Sc. Clinical Psychology – MUN 1987

Employment History:

From 1987-1994 Malcolm worked at the Waterford Hospital. He worked with the inpatient units and some outpatient work. From 1994-present Malcolm worked with the Terrace Clinic (Eastern Health) providing psychotherapy to adults 18 and over. In 2014 Malcolm worked in private practice providing psychotherapy to adults 18 and over and he is currently still working in this position.

Sandra Parsons
Program Evaluator and Research Assistant
Primary Healthcare Research Unit, MUN

Sandra Parsons is a Program Evaluator and Research Assistant working for the Primary Healthcare Research Unit at Memorial University. Before pursuing a career in evaluation and applied research, Sandra spent five years working in the banking industry, and has four year managerial experience.

While completing her undergraduate degree in psychology, Sandra worked within the department as a Research Assistant, and outside the department in the customer service industry, eventually taking on a managerial role in a restaurant. Upon earning her degree in 2009, she immediately began working full-time in retail management, and soon accepted a position as a Client Advisor with RBC Royal Bank. While working full-time for RBC, she earned a Master of Employment Relations from Memorial in 2012. She then spent two and a half years working in leadership roles with RBC before deciding to make a career change and begin the Master of Applied Psychological Science program at Memorial. During the two years of the program, she continued to work for RBC part-time, while working as a TA for the Psychology Department, and pursuing volunteer opportunities in the community. The co-operative work term placements that make up the Master of Applied Psychological Science Program provided valuable work experience in program evaluation and applied research, as well as contacts in the industry. Upon completion of her second work term in 2016, Sandra was offered a full-time position at the Primary Healthcare Research Unit.

Olivia Cleary
Master of Applied Psychological Science Program, MUN
Program Evaluator/ Research Assistant, Primary Healthcare Research Unit
Faculty of Medicine, MUN

Olivia Cleary is a recent graduate of the Master of Applied Psychological Science program at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), and is currently working as a Program Evaluator/Research Assistant at the Primary Healthcare Research Unit (PHRU) within the Faculty of Medicine at MUN.

Prior to her master’s degree, Olivia completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology. During this time, she worked in the restaurant industry and in various part-time Research Assistant positions at MUN. As well, she was employed as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapist for the two final years of her degree. Olivia graduated from her undergraduate degree in 2014, the same year she began her master’s degree. She continued working in the restaurant industry until her first work term in spring 2015 with the Evaluation and Research Division of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Olivia completed both work terms required for her program at the EECD, and also gained part time research and evaluation experience as a Research Assistant at MUN and evaluation consultant for private consulting businesses. In the last month of her master’s degree in August 2016, Olivia began a part-time student position at the PHRU. The position was extended to a full-time one year contract in September 2016.


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