Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine;
Canada Research Chair, Physical Activity, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience;
Director, Vancouver General Hospital Falls Prevention Clinic;
Co-Director, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility;
Director, Aging Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory.
We are a clinical research laboratory that incorporates cognitive neuroscience methodology. Our main research projects are randomized controlled trials involving clinical populations. In these trials, we typically acquire clinical, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging data. For neuroimaging data, we use a research-dedicated Philips 3T scanner at the UBC MRI Research Centre, a 5-minute walk from our UBC campus laboratory. We also have an in-house Artinis Oxymon Mk III Near Infrared Spectroscopy system (NIRS) which allows us to see changes in blood flow in the brain. Being able to detect changes in brain blood flow may prove to be a diagnostic tool to better understand changes in brain mechanisms as we age.
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