ECP's Dr. Pennestri receives AQSMN grant


AQSMN association québécoise pour la santé mentale des nourrissonsProfessor Marie-Hélène Pennestri, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has received a grant from the Association Québécoise pour la Santé Mentale des Nourrissons (AQSMN). In May, 2017, she was presented with the Bourse Professionelle Yvon-Gauthier on behalf of the AQSMN.

This award will allow her to continue her research for the project titled "Développement du sommeil du nourrisson, dans le contexte de la transition à la parentalité : qu’en pensent maman et papa?" (Establishment of the sleep-wake cycle in infants and transition to parenthood: what do mothers and fathers think about it?)

Marie-Hélène Pennestri is assistant professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Dr. Pennestri investigates the development of the sleep-wake cycle in healthy infants and preschoolers. Her research program also focuses on more vulnerable populations (such as social pediatric, foster children and premature birth). She has a multidisciplinary approach and her projects integrate physiological and psychological measures.