Victoria Wardell

Victoria Wardell, PhD Student

I am a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at UBC. I’ve been with the MI Lab since 2019, studying how emotion and autobiographical memory inform one another. I am interested in how negative experiences in one’s past inform their mental health, and seek to integrate the cognitive science of memory with clinical theories of trauma and adversity. Outside of the lab, I thrive at making tea and then forgetting it exists.

Wardell, V., & Palombo, D. (submitted). Stability and malleability of emotional autobiographical memories. Nature Reviews Psychology.

Wardell, V., Stewardson, C.I., Hunsche, M.C., Chen, F.S., Rights, J.D., Palombo, D.J., & Kerns, C.M. (submitted). Are autistic traits associated with a social-emotional memory bias?. Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Picon, E.L., Wardell, V., Palombo, D.J., Todd, R.M., Aziz, B., Bedi, S., & Silverberg, N.D. (in press). Factors Perpetuating Functional Cognitive Symptoms after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.

Wardell, V., Jameson, T.J., Bontkes, O., Le, M.L., Duan, L., St. Jacques, P. L., Madan, C. R., & Palombo, D.J. (2023). Fade in, fade out: The role of visual perspective in memory maintenance. Psychological Science. OnlineFirst.

Stewardson, C.I., Hunsche, M.C., Wardell, V., Palombo, D.J., & Kerns, C.M. (2022). Episodic memory through a social and emotional lens. Emotion. 23(4), 961–972.

Wardell, V., Grilli, M.D., & Palombo, D.J. (2022). Simulating the best and worst of times: The powers and perils of emotional simulation. Memory, 30(9), 1212-1225.

Dev*, D.K., Wardell*, V., Checknita, K.J., Te, A.A., Petrucci, A.S., Le, M.L., Madan, C.R., & Palombo, D.J. (2022). Negative emotion enhances memory for the sequential unfolding of a naturalistic experience. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 11(4), 510–521.
* Authors contributed equally

Rioux M., Wardell, V., Palombo, D.J., Picon, E.L., Le, M.L., & Silverberg, N.D. (2022). Memory for forgetting in adults with persistent symptoms following concussion. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 44(1), 19-30.

Ng-Cordell, E., Wardell, V., Stewardson, C.I., & Kerns, C.M. (2022). Anxiety and traumatic stress in children on the autism spectrum. Current Psychiatry Reports, 24, 171-180.

Hurd, L., Mahal, R., Wardell, V., & Liang, J. (2022). “There were no words”: Older LGBTQ+ persons’ experiences of coming out and staying out. Journal of Aging Studies, 60, 100999.

Wardell, V., Madan., C.R., Jameson, T.J., Cocquyt, C.M., Checknita, K.J., Liu, H., & Palombo, D.J. (2021). How emotion influences the details recalled in autobiographical memory. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 35(6), 1454-1465.

Wardell, V., Esposito, C.L., Madan., C.R., & Palombo, D.J. (2021). Semi-automated transcription and scoring of autobiographical memory narratives. Behavior Research Methods, 53, 507–517. (edited) (Video)