Sherain Harricharan

Graduate Student (PhD), McMaster University

Sherain Harricharan is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Margaret McKinnon. She previously received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Medical Sciences at Western University, and then went on to complete her doctoral degree in Neuroscience at Western with Dr. Ruth Lanius.

Sherain’s research focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder, using neuroimaging to study how pathways in the brain are altered as a function of trauma and dissociation. In particular, she studies how sensory processing in the mind and body impacts cognitive functioning, including emotion regulation and social engagement. She is dedicated to helping develop clinical sensorimotor treatments for traumatized individuals.