My research focus is on the study of traumatic brain injury and brain health during aging. Specifically, using a comprehensive battery of behavioural and neuropsychological measures, as well as state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques, to examine how mild traumatic brain injury affects neurocognitive processing in retired professional athletes. Another area of my research interest is in the assessment of language function in healthy and patient populations. This includes examining deficits in the processing of embodied, or action-related, language and the role of the human mirror neuron system, language deficits due to stroke and other acquired brain injuries, and how cognitive rehabilitation strategies can be used to improve functioning in brain injury and neurodegenerative disease.
Sponsors: CIHR, 745,484 (CAD)Research Grant
Sponsors: CIHR, 50,000 (CAD)
Sponsors: Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, 50,000 (CAD)