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Academic Leadership

Kristin Cleverley

Professor Kristin Cleverley

Director & Chair

CAMH Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research

Associate Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

About Kristin

Professor Kristin Cleverley is the CAMH Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist in the Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth & Family Mental Health at CAMH. She is the Chair of the University of Toronto Student and Youth Mental Health Research Initiative and Co-Chaired the Ontario Health Quality Standard on Youth-to-Adult Health Care Transitions. Prof. Cleverley’s research engages students, youth, and caregivers in the co-design of novel clinical and health system interventions to improve continuity of care.

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Professor Camisha Sibblis

Associate Director, Belonging, Anti-Racism, Decolonization, and Equity

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, Sociology Department, University of Toronto

Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, University of Windsor

Faculty Affiliate, The Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB)

About Camisha

Professor Camisha Sibblis is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society with a focus on Black Canadian Studies in Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her research uses spatial and critical race theories to focus on the anti-Black racism and the construction of identity. Camisha has extensive experience working with marginalized communities as a school social worker, a child welfare worker, and clinician assessing the effects of anti-Black racism on the lives of the defenders for sentencing hearings. She is an experienced mental health practitioner, EDI consultant, and a court designated expert on systemic racism. Among her vast community work, she sat on the board of the Black Community Action Network and was a long-standing member of the Council for Adolescent Suicide Prevention.

Amanda Uliaszek

Professor Amanda A. Uliaszek

Associate Director, Research

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator,Department of Psychological Clinical Science, University of Toronto Scarborough

About Amanda

Professor Amanda Uliaszek has been the director of the STEPP (Study and Treatment of Emotion Dysregulation and Personality Pathology) Lab at the University of Toronto since 2011. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northwestern University and completed her predoctoral residency at the University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center. Prof. Uliaszek has obtained international recognition for her research on psychotherapy mechanisms and outcomes, with a specific focus on improving treatments for children, youth, and university students. Prof. Uliaszek is a registered psychologist in Ontario, with an expertise in the delivery of dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Amanda Uliaszek


Associate Director, Education & Training

Administrative Leadership

Kristin Cleverley

Sarah De La Rue

Director, Strategy & Operations

About Sarah

Sarah De La Rue develops and delivers on research strategy for major health research initiatives, building relationships with partners to promote the impact of health research. Prior to joining UofT, Sarah developed priorities and strategy for the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, grew a collective impact partnership structure to build and deliver on the Inspiring Healthy Futures vision and priorities, and shaped research strategy at the University of Virginia and Sinai Health System. At UofT Sarah initially joined the PRiME Institutional Strategic Initiative, to support their renewal and build an expanded ecosystem, and is now supporting Inlight to achieve impact across their mandate. Sarah completed her B.Sc. at Newcastle University and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Bristol.

Kristin Cleverley

Emma McCann

Engagement Lead

About Emma

Emma McCann is the Engagement Lead of the University of Toronto Inlight Student Mental Health Research Initiative, where she supports the initiative’s student engagement strategy. She is the Knowledge Translation & Engagement Specialist to the Cleverley Lab at the University of Toronto and CAMH. Emma has advised at the community, national, and international level to build stakeholder engagement into mental health research and systems of care. Emma moderated the first ever side event dedicated to global mental health at the UN General Assembly and formerly served as a member of the Canadian Federal Ministerial Advisory Council on Mental Health.

Student Advisory Committee

Sarah Hashish

Undergraduate Student
Political Science and Sociology
University of Toronto Mississauga


Jueun Kang

Undergraduate Student
Information and UX/UI Design
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto (St. George)

Carrie Lau

Master’s Student
Social Work
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
University of Toronto (St. George)

Felix Lau, BScH

Master’s Student
Social and Behavioural Health Sciences (Health Promotion)
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto (St. George)

Orly Lipsitz, BScH

Master’s Student
Clinical and Counselling Psychology (Field: Clinical Psychology)
Department of Psychological Clinical Science
University of Toronto Scarborough

Sapolnach Prompiengchai

Undergraduate Student
Neuroscience Specialist (Cognitive Stream) and Applied Statistics
Department of Psychology
University of Toronto Scarborough

Joanna Roy

Undergraduate Student
Engineering Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering option
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
University of Toronto (St. George)

Hajar Seiyad

Undergraduate Student
Mental Health Studies & Political Science
University of Toronto Scarborough


Ruiqiu (Rachel) Shen

Undergraduate Student
Department of Psychology
University of Toronto Mississauga

Yiyi Wang, MS

Doctoral Student
Department of Psychology
University of Toronto Mississauga

Check out the article below to learn more about the 2022 Inlight Student Advisory Committee and their research interests.

Implementation Committee

Professor Kelly Metcalfe

Associate Dean of Research and External Relations, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Professor Kent Moore

Vice-Principal of Research, University of Toronto Mississauga

Professor Irena Creed

Vice-Principal Research & Innovation, University of Toronto Scarborough

Dr. Aristotle Voineskos

Vice President of Research, CAMH

Professor Sandy Welsh

Vice-Provost Students, University of Toronto

Professor David Brennan

Associate Dean of Research, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work