Jacqueline Pei, PhD, R. Psych

Jacqueline Pei (R. Psych., PhD) is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. Also a practicing Registered Psychologist for the past eighteen years, Dr. Pei began her career as a criminologist and forensic counselor working with incarcerated youth. Motivated by this early work, she returned to academia to study youth at risk, child development, and neuropsychology. Her current focus includes identification and evaluation of interventions to support healthy outcomes for youth put at risk, and in particular individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Pei has over 75 peer reviewed publications, but places the greatest value on her work with various community and government agencies. To this end, Dr. Pei currently leads the Intervention Network Action Team (iNAT), and is Senior Research Lead for the Canada FASD Research Network, roles that facilitates the link between research, policy, and practice.

Research Interests
Youth at Risk, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Resiliency, Neuropsychological Functioning, Interventions, Mentoring

Tremblay, M., Mastrangelo, T., Pei, J. (accepted) Building School Capacity to Support Students with Complex Needs Through the Wellness, Resiliency, and Partnerships (WRaP) Project. Alberta Journal of Educational Research.67.1 Winter 2021. Pei, J., Carlson*, E., Tremblay, M., & Poth, C. (2019) Exploring the contributions and suitability of relational and community-centered fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevention work in First Nation communities [Special issue]. Birth Defects Research, 111(12), 835-847. doi: 10.1002/bdr2.1480 Pei, J., Leung*, W.S.W., Jampolsky, F., & Alsbury, B. (2016). Experiences in the Canadian criminal justice system for individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Double jeopardy? Canadian journal of criminology and criminal justice, 58(1). doi:10.3138/cjccj.2014.E25

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