2005: B.A. Honours (Psychology), University of Saskatchewan
2009: Ph.D. (Cognitive Neuropsychology), University of Saskatchewan
Areas of Interest
I am interested in reading and writing. In particular, under what conditions do skilled readers change their approaches to reading, how/when does reading break down, and how do the sensory systems (i.e., auditory, somatosensory, visual) contribute to reading proficiency and impairment? I am also exploring how the speech motor system shapes the way people acquire, refine and maintain reading skills, which involves a collaborative and multifaceted approach whereby we work with individuals with reading, hearing and/or speech impairments. Finally, I am also interested in the impact of reading impairments on social well-being.
In each of these endeavours, we implement a variety of behavioural measurements and brain-based methodologies (i.e., fMRI and DTI) to provide a comprehensive understanding of the skill/process in question.
Alberta Cognitive Neuroscience Group
Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (University of Alberta)
Research Affiliate at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital