Kianna Mau

PhD in Education


Graduate Student

People Directory Affiliation Category

Research Area

Special Education


Dr. Ian Matheson


Kianna has a background in the medical sciences, earning her MSc in Biochemistry from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, in 2020. She graduated with a BScH in Neuroscience and Mental Health from Carleton University in 2017. Her lifelong experiences working alongside youth and adults with exceptionalities provides foundation for her passion and joy in supporting their challenges and successes alike.

Research Interests

  • intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • adaptive behaviours
  • employment
  • transition to adulthood
  • independence