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Dr Arielle Bonneville-Roussy


Arielle Bonneville-Roussy is an accomplished musician as well as a psychologist. Her PhD in Psychology, done at The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge, focused on psychometric assessment of non-verbal questionnaires in online situations.

During her PhD, Arielle has gained an expertise in applied structural equation modelling and latent variables modelling with very large databases. With Dr Gabriela Roman, she is currently in charge of the Structural Equation Modelling and Mplus courses given by The Psychometrics Centre. 

Prior to her doctoral degree at the University of Cambridge, Arielle graduated in Music from the University of Montreal, and went on to achieve her M.Mus Masters in 2006 in Clarinet Performance. However her fascination with the underlying motivations and personal dynamics of the musician led her to follow up her distinguished musical career with a return to school, resulting in a BSc in Psychology from the University of Quebec in 2008, followed by an MSc in 2010. Her Masters research focussed on the influence of environmental and individual characteristics on expert performance.

Previously a researcher at McGill University, and also at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Arielle has wide experience of the application of psychometric tests in clinical settings. She currently holds Scholarships from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Quebec Fund for Research on Society and Culture, and has been the recipient of many awards and prizes for her work. 


In her role as a musician Arielle has previously been a tutor in Clarinet at Laval University. She played the Clarinet in the Cambridge University Music Society Orchestras.

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Key Publications

Bonneville-Roussy, A., Rentfrow, P.J.,, Xu, K.M. & Potter, J. (2013). Music through the ages: Trends in musical attitudes and preferences from adolescence through middle adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105(4), 703-717. doi: 10.1037/a0033770.

Bonneville-Roussy, A., Vallerand, R.J., & Bouffard, T. (2013). Autonomy support and passion in educational persistence. Learning and Individual Differences, 24, 22-31. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2012.12.015.

Bonneville-Roussy, A., Lavigne, G.L, & Vallerand, R.J. (2011). When passion leads to excellence: The case of musicians. Psychology of Music, 39, 123-138.


Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Trépanier, S-G, Fernet, C, & Bonneville-Roussy, A. (2013) Testing and extending the triple match principle within the nursing profession: A generational perspective on demands, resources, and strain at work. Journal of Advanced Nursing, online first publications. doi: 10.1111/jan.12188

Lavoie-Tremblay M, Anderson M, Bonneville-Roussy A., Drevniok U, Lavigne G. (2012) The nurse executives perceptions of the executive training for research application program (EXTRA). Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 9(3), 186-192. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6787.2011.00218.x

Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Richer, M.-C., Marchionni, C., Cyr, G.,  Biron, A. D., Aubry, M., Bonneville-Roussy, A., & Vézina, M. (2012). The contribution of a Project Management Office toward successful implementation of evidence-based practice in the context of a redevelopment project in a Canadian healthcare organization. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 44(4), 418-427. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2012.01480.x

Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Bonneville-Roussy, A., Richer, M.-C., Aubry, M.,  Vezina, M., & Deme, M. (2012). Project management office in health care: A key strategy to support evidence-based practice change. Health Care Manager, 31 (2), 154-165.  doi: 10.1097/HCM.0b013e3182520676

Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Bonin J.P., Bonneville-Roussy A., Briand C., Perreault M., Piat M., Lesage A., Racine H., Laroche D., Cyr G. (2012). Families' and decision makers' experiences with mental health care reform: The Challenge of Collaboration. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 26 (4), e41–e50.

Corbière, M., Bonneville-Roussy, A., Coutu, M.-F., Franche, R.-L., Durand, M.-J., Choinière, M., & Boulanger, A., (2011). Further validation of the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) among people with chronic pain originating from musculoskeletal disorders. Clinical Journal of Pain, 27, 62-69. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181eef903

Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Bonin, J.P., Lesage, A., Bonneville-Roussy, A., Lavigne, G., & Laroche, D. (2010). Contribution of the psychosocial work environment to psychological distress among health care professionals before and during a major organizational change. Health Care Manager, 29, 293-304. doi: 10.1097/HCM.0b013e3181fa022e

Vallerand, R.J., Ntoumanis, N., Philippe, F., Lavigne, G.L., Carbonneau, N., Bonneville-Roussy, A., & Lagacé-Labonté, C (2008). On passion and sports fans: A look at football.  Journal of Sport Sciences, 26, 1279-93. doi:10.1080/02640410802123185



Sound Recordings

Barnes, Milton. Three Jewish Dances. Arielle Bonneville-Roussy, Clarinet and Myriam Dubé, Piano. In Disque de la faculté de musique de l’université Laval, édition 2004-2005 (2005).

2004     Debussy,Claude. Première Rhapsodie. Arielle Bonneville-Roussy, Clarinet and Myriam Dubé, Piano. In Disque de la faculté de musique de l’université Laval, édition 2003-2004 (2004).

2002     Votez Jolicoeur! (2002, 34 min). Soundtrack of the movie. Film director: Anne-Marie Nault. Original Soundtrack by Mathieu Lavoie. Guitars, percussions, clarinet and piano (2002).

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