2nd prize: Mélanie Corneau, Université de Montréal

Mélanie Corneau is a senior research advisor at Université de Montréal and the scientific coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse (CRIPCAS). In 2007, she earned a PhD that explored gender differences in the developmental trajectories of delinquent behaviours from Université de Montréal.

Since joining CRIPCAS in 2012, she has helped draft over 30 grant applications to major funding agencies and coordinates the centre’s scientific activities. Mélanie has also gained expertise in designing knowledge transfer and outreach tools. To date, she has produced 19 science vignettes, 7 infographic animations and 21 videos spots on the research carried out by members. In May 2018, she oversaw the organization of the Violences interpersonnelles : pour une mobilisation vers des pratiques exemplaires conference—CRIPCAS’s very first major conference.

Mélanie Corneau’s outstanding contribution to the centre’s reach is also reflected in her involvement with partners in practice settings, as well as in her participation in the complete edition of Les fondements de la psychologie du couple, published by PUQ in 2017.