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Ada Leung, PhD, BSc

Associate Professor

Rehabilitation Medicine

Occupational Therapy

About Me

Ada Leung is a graduate supervisor among the academic staff at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Research Affiliation

Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, University of Alberta

Peter S. Allen MR Research Centre, University of Alberta

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Alberta Health Services

Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Hospital


Post-doctoral Fellowship – Cognitive Neuroscience – Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, University of Toronto – 2008 to 2011

Ph.D. – Rehabilitation Science – Hong Kong Polytechnic University – 2006

Postgraduate Dip. – Epidemiology & Biostatistics – Chinese University of Hong Kong – 2001

B.Sc. – Occupational Therapy – Hong Kong Polytechnic University – 1999

Professional License

Alberta College of Occupational Therapists

Research Interests

Dr. Leung is interested in the scientific basis of cognitive rehabilitation. The long-term goal of her research is to understand the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive recovery and investigate treatment strategies for improving cognitive functions such as memory, attention and executive function, as well as occupational performance for occupational therapy practice. She uses multiple research methods including behavioral and neuropsychological tests, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and event-related potential. Her research participants include healthy adults and special population such as people with stroke, traumatic brain injury, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.


Current Research Areas

  • Neural basis of executive function and working memory
  • Working memory training for improving functional abilities
  • Brain-behavior characteristics in adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders


Interested students looking for a supervisor are welcome to contact her directly.