Carly McMorris

Assistant Professor

Werklund School of Education




Associate Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Contact information


Office: 403.220.5457

Web presence


Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Brain development
  • Health outcomes
  • Health services research
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Mental Health
  • Neurodevelopment

Research activities

My program of research focuses on promoting positive well being and mental health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), such as autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and cerebral palsy. I am particularly interested in determining underlying mechanisms (e.g., neurobehavioural, psychosocial, etc.) for the development and maintenance of mental health issues in these populations. My research also aims to determine how co-occurring mental health issues impact children and youth with NDDs in their home and school environments. Lastly, my program of research investigates the effectiveness of various intervention approaches, behavioural, psychological and pharmaceutical, for individuals with NDDs and co-occurring mental health issues.




Eyes High Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship -  2017-2021

Alberta Health Innovates Solutions Postgraduate Fellowship (AIHS) - 2015-2018