Deborah Dewey, PhD, MSc, MAPhD in Psychology University of Calgary, Canada
M Sc in Kinesiology University of Waterloo, Canada
MA in Clinical Psychology University of Saskatchewan
Areas of Research
My research focuses on the neurobiology and genetics of co-occurring neurodevelopmental disorders, and the role that the prenatal environment plays in children’s physical health and neurodevelopmental. My research program is examining: - brain structure and function in typically developing children and children with neurodevelopmental disorders including developmental coordination disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorder. - the genetic basis genes of developmental coordination disorder and co-occurring disorders including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. - the effects of prenatal and early childhood exposures (i.e., neurotoxicants, maternal nutrition, maternal mental health, maternal HIV) on children’s brains, cognitive development, behaviour and mental health in Canada and Tanzania. - the role of prenatal and perinatal events such as being born too early on neurodevelopment and brain structure and function.
In addition to the above degrees, I supervise students in the following: - MSc in Neuroscience - Thesis based - PhD in Community Health Sciences - Thesis-based
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