Martin_Thumb_Web Tara Martin Director, Administration
Tara leads the operational activities for the department. This includes finance, building operations and human resources. She ensures the department is aware of and follows the appropriate policies and procedures at UBC.
Contact Tara: 604-822-3249 |
Leung_Thumb_Web Lawron Leung Executive Coordinator
Lawron assists the Department Head with the human resources and administration of his office. This includes appointments and tenure of faculty, appointments of Post-doctoral Fellows and other student research assistants, hourly payroll, sabbatical leaves, annual reports, and faculty recruitment.
Contact Lawron: 604-822-3244 |
Page_Thumb_Web Rosemarie Page Reception/Operations
Rosemarie is the main office receptionist and provides administrative support to the Executive Coordinator, including research appointments, payroll and timesheets. She also manages room bookings and supply orders including course materials and textbooks.
Contact Rosemarie: 604-822-2755 |



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Farrah Bhanwadia Manager, Research Finance
Farrah is responsible for the planning and management of the Department’s financial operations relating to research grants. She also manages all accounts payable and receivable functions. She provides guidance on granting agency policies, resolving grant deficits, UBC financial procedures and the eligibility of expenses.
Contact Farrah: 604-822-4916 |
Frankian_Thumb_Web Virginia Frankian Financial Processing Specialist
Virginia handles financial transactions relating to most research grants. She reviews and enters reimbursement claims submitted by faculty, staff, students and outside vendors or visitors. She works closely with our Finance Manager to gather all information needed to process each claim, and assists faculty, staff and others to navigate UBC, department and agency financial policies.
Contact Virginia: 604-822-2910 |
StaffPlaceholder_Thumb_Web Deborah Johnson Administrative Coordinator
Deborah provides financial and administrative support to Director of Administration and the Manager, Research Finance. She helps process financial transactions and provides back-up support in the Main Office when required.
Contact Deborah: 604-822-6547 |



StaffPlaceholder_Thumb_Web Jennifer Janicki Associate Director, Undergraduate Program
Jennifer oversees the organization and operation of undergraduate advising, and advises current and prospective undergraduate students. She provides advice on issues such as transfer credit and degree requirements and assesses and authorizes student eligibility for registering in Psychology courses.
Contact Jennifer: 604-822-2892 |
StaffPlaceholder_Thumb_Web Rachel Gao Student Information Support
Rachel provides support to the Undergraduate Program, responds to student emails and information requests, and supports scheduling, funding opportunities and teaching evaluations. Rachel also supports the Human Subject Pool program.
Contact Rachel 604-822-3144 |



Shaw_Thumb_Web Jackie Shaw Acting Graduate Program Assistant
Jackie assists the Graduate Program, handling the admissions process and issues relating to graduate student programs, including scheduling, scholarships nominations, registrations and grade submissions.
Contact Jackie: 604-822-5002 |
MonicaThumb_Web Monica Deutsch Graduate Program Assistant (On leave)
Monica assists the Graduate Program, handling the admissions process and issues relating to graduate student programs, including scheduling, scholarships nominations, registrations and grade submissions.



Sochting_Thumb_Web Ingrid Söchting Clinic Director | Instructor
Ingrid leads the operational activities of the UBC Psychology Clinic. This includes managing the Clinic, supervising psychological assessment and therapy services, liaising with community hospital and mental health agencies where our students get further clinical training, and organizing seminars and workshops led by professional psychologists.
Contact Ingrid: 604-822-1958 |
StaffPlaceholder_Thumb_Web Armin Sohrevardi Clinic Program Assistant
Armin provides support for Clinical Area faculty and the Clinic Director. In addition, he maintains the Clinic’s library and resource material, handles client records, collects fees, processes financial transactions for clinical faculty, and books clinical consulting and seminar rooms.
Contact Armin: 604-822-3005 |


Information Technology

Dusko_Thumb_Web copy copy Dusko Pijetlovic IT Director
Dusko supervises all technology support in the department and manages the departmental datacenter, enterprise server technologies and senior system administration. In addition he oversees research system, security and IT policies.
Contact Dusko: 604-822-6733 |
Smith_Thumb_Web Matt Smith IT Support Manager, Technical Analyst
Matt provides oversight of the UBC Psychology IT Helpdesk and ticket flow. He also provides technical website support as well as lab server & system administration and is responsible for supporting research and lab technologies.
Contact Matt: 604-827-3408 |
Taylor_Thumb_Web Phil Taylor IT Helpdesk Support
Phil provides general and urgent deskside and remote support, and assistance on purchasing, setting-up and configuring new computer systems and software.
Contact Phil:



Vock_Thumb_Web Bonnie Vockeroth Communications Specialist
Bonnie manages the communications for the department. This includes the strategy and implementation of a variety of communications projects, including the department’s website and social media channels, media relations, events, and digital signage.
Contact Bonnie: 604-822-6265 |


BNS Technicians

Anne Cheng
Contact: 604-822-6387 |
Alice Chan
Contact: 604-822-6387 |
Lucille Hoover
Contact: 604-822-6387 |

UBC Psychology Staff