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Name: Angelica Bourgeault

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Position: Research Assistant  


Angelica is a full-time Research Assistant for SPIN, working under Dr. Brett Thombs, and a part-time circus and gymnastics coach, in different centers in and around Montreal. She obtained her BA from McGill University in 2016, majoring in Anthropology and double minoring in Social Studies of Medicine and Field Study. She completed her MSc in Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology, at University College London (UCL) in 2018. Angelica is currently applying for her PhD in Forensic Anthropology and her research focuses on facilitating the identification of trans individuals from skeletal remains. She is passionate about connecting with, learning from, and empowering vulnerable and marginalized populations.


- Mobility “Programme de bourses pour de courts séjours d'études universitaires” (PBCSE) Undergraduate Award ($3,000). McGill University, 2016

- Morris W. Wilson Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence ($3,000 & $7,000). McGill University Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid, Royal Institute for the Advancement of Learning, 2014 & 2015

- RSEQ Scholar Athlete Award. Awarded to students with an average above 85%. Champlain College Saint-Lambert, Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, 2013

- EMSB Scholarship for Academic Excellence ($500). Awarded to a graduating student who has persevered in the face of great odds and personal difficulties, 2011

- “Prix Méritas – Stagiaire en Alimentation”Awarded to a student demonstrating dynamism, demonstrated career interest, punctuality, diligence, respect for people and expected code of conduct, curiosity and the desire to learn. “Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec” (ITHQ), Classes Affaires Desjardins, 2010


Wu Y, Kwakkenbos L, Henry RS, Tao L, Harb, S, Bourgeault A, Carrier ME, Levis B, Sun Y, Bhandari PM, Carboni-Jiménez A, Gagarine M, He C, Krishnan A, Negeri ZF, Neupane D, Mouthon L, Bartlett S, Benedetti A. Validation of the COVID-19 Fears Questionnaires for Chronic Medical Conditions: a Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network COVID-19 Cohort Study. J Psychosom Res. In Press.


Thombs BD, Kwakkenbos L, Henry RS, Carrier ME, Patten S, Harb, S, Bourgeault A, Tao L, Bartlett S, Mouthon L, Varga J, Benedetti B. Changes in mental health symptoms from pre-COVID-19 to COVID-19 among participants with systemic sclerosis from four countries: A scleroderma patient-centered intervention network (SPIN) cohort study. J Psychosom Res. In Press.


Thombs BD, Kwakkenbos L, Carrier, ME, Bourgeault A, Tao L, Harb S, Gagarine M, Rice D, Bustamante L, Ellis K, Duchek D, Wu Y, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Carboni-Jiménez A, Henry RS, Krishan A, Sun Y, Levis B, He C, Turner KA, Benedetti A, Culos-Reed N, El-Baalbaki G, Hebblethwaite S, Bartlett SJ, Dyas L, Patten S, Varga J, Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) COVID-19 Patient Advisory Team, SPIN Investigators. Protocol for a partially nested randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network COVID-19 Home-isolation Activities Together (SPIN-CHAT) Program to reduce anxiety among at-risk scleroderma patients. J Psychosom Res. 2020;135:110132.  


Bourgeault A. The Object Habit: Pot Burial - Human Remains at the Petrie Museum. Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology Lunchtime Talk, University College London (UCL), London, UK, April 2018.


Bourgeault A. Identifying Trans Individuals from Skeletal Remains: Indicators of Gender Affirming Interventions. International Humanities and Social Science Conference of the International Scientific Committee, New York, USA, October 2019.

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