Nadia Khalili

PhD Student

Nadia Khalili joined the Talwar Research Team in 2016. She is an international graduate student from Iran and is currently in her second year of her PhD in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Human Development at McGill University. Nadia holds a BA in Mathematics and an MA in Educational Psychology (Curriculum Development concentration). She is one of two founders, curriculum designer, and managing director of the Atiyeh Critic of Reason institute. This institue trains teachers in p4c and improve thinking skills in preschools and elementary schools. Nadia has actively participated in Philosophy for Children (P4C) since 2010 and Theory of Mind since 2018 in Talwar lab. She is interested to exploring the mechanism of theory of mind. For her dissertation studies, Nadia aims to demonstrates whether thinking skills, through the p4c program, can play a significant role beyond the cultural differences in emerging adolescents to cope their social challenges by developing the ToM and Empathy. 

Scholarships& Awards:

2018-2019 – Graduate Excellence Scholarship, Faculty of Education, McGill University (Awarded) 

2018-2019 – Ta.I foundation scholarship for Graduate Excellent students. 

2019 – Graduate Excellence Scholarship for traveling, Faculty of Education, McGill University (Awarded) 

2019-2020  Differential Fee Waiver (DFW) Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology