Jacqueline Leddy is a research assistant in the Centers for Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation. Before joining Kessler Foundation in 2019, Jacqueline was a research assistant for three different labs at William Paterson University. In the university’s Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Psychotherapy Lab, she looked at the impact of yoga practice for stress reduction in college students. Then, working in the Neuropsychology, Clinical, and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, she researched new ways to teach children with autism spectrum disorder. Later, she gained most of her experience in the Cognition and Emotion Research Lab studying fear and anxiety disorders in the elderly population using a neurocognitive approach. Outside of her work at the Foundation, Jacqueline teaches gymnastics classes and private lessons.
Jacqueline’s research interests currently include how emotional processing deficits vary across different populations of people in adults and children. She hopes to continue administering neuropsychological and eye tracking tests and conducting fMRI tasks for research. In the future she would like to explore the impact of psychological skills training in competitive gymnastics and sport psychology.