Mello, Catherine

Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services and Applied Psychology Full-time
Mailing Address: 
112 Franco Building

Dr. Catherine Mello is an Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology and Rehabilitation and Human Services at Penn State Berks. Her teaching interests include statistics, research methods, biological psychology, psychometric assessment, and the medical aspects of disability. Her scholarly pursuits focus on the integration of sensory and motor information, namely in spatial updating during locomotion and the interactions between movement (e.g., gesture, effort) and high-level cognition. Dr. Mello also participates in the development of assessment tools and the evaluation of intervention programs for children with autism spectrum disorder. Her applied interests include the use of virtual reality and related technologies in research, education, and clinical settings.

Education: 
PhD, Psychology - Brain and Cognitive Science, Miami University
M.Sc., Psychology - Experimental, Université de Montréal
B.Sc., Psychology, Université de Montréal
Publications: 
Rivard, M., Morin, D., Dionne, C., Mello, C., & Gagnon, M.-A. (2015). Assessment, intervention, and training needs of service providers for children with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorders and concurrent problem behaviours. Exceptionality Education International, 25, 65-83.
Avraamides, M., Mello, C., & Greenauer, N. (2013). Spatial representations of described and perceived locations. In Tenbrink, J., Wiener, J., & Claramunt, C. (Eds.), Spatial Behaviour and Linguistic Representations (pp. 27 - 41). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.