Patricia Ebert

Dr. Patricia Ebert

Research Focus

My research interests include cognitive rehabilitation of memory, attention, and executive functions in three populations: healthy older adults, older adults with neurodegenerative disorders, and older adults with cerebrovascular disorders (e.g., stroke). First, I am interested in the role metacognition (e.g., beliefs and attitudes) plays in cognitive rehabilitation outcomes and in spontaneous compensatory strategy usage in healthy older adults. Second, I am interested in psychosocial and neurological predictors of recovery of functional ability and cognition following stroke. Lastly, I am interested in using neuropsychological measures (e.g., memory and attentional ability) to predict inpatient stroke rehabilitation outcomes.

Trained as a clinical neuropsychologist, my research interests focus on translating and applying what we learn about the cognitive rehabilitation process through research to the clinical setting. Throughout my career, I have been supported by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the Michael Foundation of Health Research, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.


Title Source (Journal/Book/Conference) Authors/Presenters Published On Type
The proportion of variation in perioperative transfusion decisions in Canada attributable to the hospital Canadian Journal of Anesthesia Shehata N, Wilson K, Mazer CD, Tomlinson G, Streiner D, Hebert P, Naglie G 1193889600 Journal Article
Risk factors for red cell transfusion in adults undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: a systematic review Vox Sanguinis Shehata N, Naglie G, Alghamdi AA, Callum J, Mazer CD, Hebert P, Streiner DL, Wilson K 1167627600 Journal Article
The Functional Neglect Scale: Description and utility CAOT 2007 Tenenbaum S, Black S, Ebert P, Dawson D 1167627600 Presentation
Factors affecting perioperative transfusion decisions in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery Anesthesiology Shehata N, Wilson K, Mazer CD, Tomlinson G, Streiner DL, Hebert P, Naglie G 1151726400 Journal Article
Factors affecting physicians' decisions to transfuse red blood cells to patients having coronary artery bypass graft surgery: A national survey Annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology Shehata N, Wilson K, Mazer D, Hebert P, Streiner DL, Tomlinson G, Naglie G 1072933200 Presentation
Intact spatial updating during locomotion after right posterior parietal lesions Neuropsychologia Philbeck JW, Behrmann M, Black SE, Ebert P 946702800 Journal Article
Orbitofrontal function, object alternation and perseveration Cerebral Cortex Freedman M, Black S, Ebert P, Binns MA 883630800 Journal Article


  • 2006: PhD, Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology), University of Victoria
  • 2002: Psychology Department, APA/CPA Approved Clinical Psychology Internship (Specialization: Clinical Neuropsychology), Queen Elizabeth II HSC Halifax, NS, Canada
  • 1998: MSc, Institute of Medical Sciences & Neuroscience, University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1994: BSc, Neuroscience & Psychology, University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Academic Appointments

  • 2010: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cognitive Rehabilitation Neuroscience, Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit (KLARU), Baycrest, Toronto, ON, Canada (Supervisor: Dr. Nicole Anderson)
  • 2010: Practica in Teaching Psychology (PSYC 605): Advanced Topics in Cognitive Development and Aging (PSYC 469)
  • 2010: Practica in Teaching Psychology (PSYC 605): Adult Development and Aging (PSYC 339)
  • 1998–2003: Teaching Assistantship, Departments of Psychology and Linguistics, University of Victoria

Distinctions and Awards

  • 2006: Institute of Aging: First Prize - Student Poster Competition – Post-doctoral Category , Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference
  • 2005: Training Grant, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2002-2005
  • 2004: President’s Award, University of Victoria
  • 2004: Training Grant, Alzheimer Society of Canada, 2002 - 2004
  • 2003: Graduate Training & Research Fellowship , University of Victoria, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998
  • 2002: President’s Award, University of Victoria
  • 2000: Author Lester Benton Award in Neuropsychology
  • 1997: Open Scholarship Award, University of Toronto, 1996-1997
  • 1994: Summer Studentship Award, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto

Research Projects


  • 2010: A Process-Oriented Approach to Memory Training in Older Adults and Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment
    Collaborators: Nicole D. Anderson, Roberto Cabeza, Cheryl Grady, Janine Jennings, and Simon Graham
    Institutions: Alzheimer Society of Canada Grant
  • 2010: Memory Interventions for Older Adults
    Collaborators: Nicole D. Anderson, Roberto Cabeza, Cheryl Grady, Janine Jennings, and Simon Graham
    Institutions: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant

    Sponsors: CIHR

  • 2010: Memory Interference in Healthy Older Adults and Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • 2010: Neuropsychological Predictors of Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes
    Collaborators: Gail Eskes
  • 2010: Cognitive, Social Cognitive, and Personality Predictors of Benefit following Memory Enhancement Intervention Program for Older Adults
    Ph.D. Dissertation
  • 2010: Relationships between Mild Cognitive Impairment and Everyday Functioning (ADLs/IADLs) in Older Adults
  • 2010: Automatic and Controlled Visual Search in Stroke Survivors with Neglect
    M.Sc. Thesis
  • 2010: Sunnybrook Stroke Study
    Collaborators: Sandra Black

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG)
  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)

Curriculum Vitae


Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit
3560 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON
Canada, M6A 2E1 Phone: (416) 785-2500 x.2991 Email: Fax: (416) 785-4230