Amanda Clark

Dr. Amanda Clark

Post Doctoral Fellow KLARU, Baycrest

Research Focus

I am interested in errors of attention in everyday life that are the result of executing overly routine tasks, mind-wandering, aging and executive dysfunction due to acquired brain injury. My research focuses on using tasks that measure these attention-related errors to better understand how and why individuals make errors in complex, everyday tasks and to use that information to develop strategies for the prevention of these errors in the young and old, healthy and impaired.

Publications

Title Source (Journal/Book/Conference) Authors/Presenters Published On Type
Improving the validity of the Baycrest Multiple Errands Test for the assessment of acquired brain injury Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Clark AJ, Dawson DR, Anderson ND, Nalder E, Arshad S 1450242000 Journal Article
Clinician’s use of the MET for adults with neurological conditions Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Nalder E, Clark AJ, Anderson ND, Dawson DR 1438574400 Journal Article
An occupation-based, strategy training approach to managing executive changes in older adults: A pilot randomized controlled trial Clinical Rehabilitation Dawson D, Richards B, Troyer A, Binns MA, Clark A, Polatajko H, Winocur G, Hunt A, Bar Y 1392440400 Journal Article
Improving the discriminability of the Baycrest Multiple Errands Test Stroke Clark A, Anderson ND, Arshad S, Dawson DR 1335240000 Abstract
The Slip Induction Task: Creating a window into attention failures Behavior Research Methods Clark A, Parakh R, Smilek D, Roy E 1297746000 Journal Article
Older and wiser? The impact of age on slips of action Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition Clark A, Rose R, Roy E 1297746000 Journal Article
Slowing Pace of Task to Prevent Action Slips FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE Clark A, Roy E 1277784000 Abstract
Measuring attention impairment in mild head injury JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY Clark A, Ozen L, Fernandes M, Roy E 1266210000 Abstract
Persistent attention and memory impairments in young adults with mild head injury JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY Ozen L, Clark A, Roy E, Fernandes M 1265173200 Abstract
Detecting Subtle Persistent Memory and Attention Deficits in High Functioning Young Adults with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury SCAPPS 2009 Clark A, Ozen L, Fernandes M, Roy E 1257483600 Presentation
Older and wiser: Looking at the impact of age on slips of action 2009 meeting of the Southern Ontario Motor Behavior Symposium Clark A 1247630400 Presentation
The impact of aging on slips of action in everyday life JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE Clark A, Roy E, Smilek D, Lyons J, Staines R 1234674000 Abstract
Inducing Slips of Action and Examining Their Relationship to Attention Failures in Daily Life ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION Clark A, Roy E, Smilek D, Lyons J, Staines R 1224043200 Abstract
Information processing strategies gone awry: Inducing slips of action 2008 meeting of the Southern Ontario Neuropsychology Group Clark A, Roy E, Smilek D, Lyons J, Staines R 1214107200 Presentation
Gesture imitation in stroke: Analysis of two routes to action BRAIN AND COGNITION Vorontsova Z, Clark A, Roy EA, Desmarais G, Black SE, Stamenova V, Park N 1212292800 Abstract
Predicting slips of action: Contrasting and comparing both objective and subjective measures CANADIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY Clark A, Roy E, Smilek D, Staines R, Lyons L 1203051600 Abstract
Inducing slips of action by manipulating a well learned action routine JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY Clark A, Roy E, Parakh R, Smilek D, Lyons J, Staines R 1202274000 Abstract
Induced slips of action: What difference does practice make? SCAPPS 2007 Clark A, Roy E, Parakh R, Smilek D, Lyons J, Staines R 1194670800 Presentation
Inducing slips of action: Creating a window into attention failures BRAIN AND COGNITION Clark AJ, Parakh R, Roy EA 1182571200 Abstract
Tool-related and communicative gestures in apraxia: Evidence for separate semantic representations? Scapps 2006 Clark AJ, Roy EA, Desmarais G, Black SE, Stamenova V, Almeida Q, Dixon M, Park N, Danckert J 1160884800 Presentation
Induced slips of action: The impact of attention on conscious control 2006 meeting of the Southwestern Ontario Psychomotor Behavior Conference Clark AJ, Parakh R, Roy EA 1152936000 Presentation
Event-related potentials as an index of the attentional effects of nicotine 2005 Atlantic Provinces Interdisciplinary Council on the Sciences Student Psychology Conference Clark A, Houlihan M 1118808000 Presentation
Detecting guilty knowledge: The N400 component of event-related potentials 2004 Atlantic Provinces Interdisciplinary Council on the Sciences Student Psychology Conference Clark A, Houlihan M 1087272000 Presentation

Education

  • 2010: PhD, MA, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario
  • 2005: BA, Psychology, St. Thomas University Fredericton, New Brunswick

Academic Appointments

  • 2010–Present: Post Doctoral Fellow, KLARU, Baycrest, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2008–2010: Lecturer - Introduction to Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • 2006–2009: Teaching Assistant Developer, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

Distinctions and Awards

  • 2010: Certificate in University Teaching, University of Waterloo
  • 2007: Post Graduate Award - Doctoral, NSERC, held through 2009
  • 2005: Post Graduate Award - Masters, NSERC, held through 2007
  • 2005: President's Award, University of Waterloo, held through 2009
  • 2001: President's Award, held through 2005
  • 2001: Outstanding Scholar Award, held through 2005

Contact

3560 Bathurst Street, Room 724
Toronto, ON
M6A 2E1 Phone: (416) 785-2500 ext. 3596 Email: aclark@klaru-baycrest.on.ca