Lesley Zannella

Assistant Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

230 Behavioural Science - BSB
Keele Campus

Email address(es):


Faculty & School/Dept.


PhD - Psychological Science - 2020
Toronto Metropolitan University

MA - Psychological Science - 2016
Toronto Metropolitan University

BA - Psychology - 2014
Carleton University

BA - Criminology and Criminal Justice - 2013
Carleton University

Selected Publications

Hamovitch, L., Pejic, S., Zannella, L., & Deska, J. C. (2023). Examining the effect of prison time on landlords' willingness to rent to exonerees: A test of the stigma‐by‐association framework. Behavioral Sciences & the Law41(2-3), 78-95. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2608

Zannella, L., Clow, K. A., Hall, V., & Ricciardelli, R. (2022). Shaping attitudes toward wrongfully convicted individuals: An examination of brief video interventions. Psychology, Crime & Law, 1-26. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2022.2096222

Sutherland, J., Vahedi, Z., & Zannella, L. (2022). Reflections from graduate student instructors on their first time teaching reveal structural and individual challenges. Open Scholarship of Teaching and Learning2(1), 59-75.

Zannella, L., Clow, K., Rempel, E., Hamovitch, L., & Hall, V. (2020). The effects of race and criminal history on landlords’ (un)willingness to rent to exonerees, Law and Human Behaviour, 44, 300-310, doi: 10.1037/lhb0000419.

Zannella, L., Vahedi, Z., & Want. S. (2020). What do undergraduate students learn from participating in psychological research? Teaching of Psychology, 47. 121-129. doi:10.1177/0098628320901379 

Vahedi, Z., Zannella, L., & Want, S. (2019). Students’ use of ICTs in the classroom: Uses, restriction, and integration. Active Learning in Higher Education, 1-14, doi: 10.1177/1469787419861926



Currently available to supervise graduate students: No

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

My research largely examines the reintegration experience of wrongfully convicted individuals, with a specific focus on the stigma that exonerees experience upon release. In the area of teaching and learning, my research focuses on student engagement and inclusive and flexible course design.