Master and Doctoral theses are made of scientific manuscripts written in collaboration with Dr. Geoffroy, other researchers, a statistician and advanced graduate students from the team. Master and doctoral theses consist respectively of a minimum of 1 and 2 scientific manuscripts.
Students are expected to be first author of their manuscripts and are responsible for all steps of their research including conceptualization, literature review, statistical analyses, interpretation, and manuscript writing with team support.
All students are provided with opportunities to disseminate their research at a minimum of 1 local, provincial, or international conference with partial or full financial support.
Funding and awards
All students are encouraged to apply for funding (CIHR, FRQS, SSHRC, RQSHA) and awards (e.g., conferences, Graduate research excellence) with support from Dr. Geoffroy. All students in our team have been successful in securing funding and prestigious awards. Students who do not receive external funding will receive financial support from Dr. Geoffroy funds.
Sharing knowledge to others
Alongside her contributions to science, Dr. Geoffroy wishes to be actively involved in disseminating knowledge to the community. Students at all levels will have the opportunities to share the results of their research via communications to the general public, production of newsletters, videos and interviews with the media (e.g., podcasts).
Datasets for epidemiological research
Students have access to the best epidemiological cohorts in the world, including QLSCD, QLSCK which are linked to administrative records, 1958 British Birth Cohort. All students will receive training in cutting-edge techniques for longitudinal data, polygenic risk scores, basic epidemiological principles applied to mental health research and in project management.
Datasets for clinical research
Students can have access to data collected for our ongoing clinical trials or coroner reports.
Dr. Geoffroy has established a supportive research environment that facilitates all students success; all students have exceptional track records in terms of publications and funding.
Dr. Geoffroy provide direct supervision via weekly meetings (individual and group) and promptly replies to emails. In addition, she has established a collaborative hierarchical mentorship structure in which senior students supervise junior students. This method optimizes supervision, ensures quality control, and enhances the overall scientific productivity of the team.
Although Dr. Geoffroy’s team is research intensive with publications in top-ranked journals, she strives to tailor her research expectations toward each student’s personal career aspiration. . Promoting mental health is of the upmost importance in our team; and she encourages students to maintain a fulfilling life outside academia.