Natalie Phillips, PhD.
Lab Director/Principal Investigator
I am a Professor in the Department of Psychology and a member of the Centre for Research in Human Development and the Centre for Research on Brain, Language, and Music. I completed my doctorate in clinical psychology at Dalhousie University in 1996 and joined the Concordia faculty in the same year. I have been the Director of Clinical Training in the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at Concordia and teach in the area of human and clinical neuropsychology. I am a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and have a small private practice in which I offer services in clinical neuropsychology.
I lead a nationally-funded research laboratories at the Loyola Campus of Concordia University, where I examine the neuropsychology of healthy aging and Alzheimer Disease.
I currently hold the the Concordia University Research Chair in Sensory-Cognitive Health in Aging and Dementia and serve as the Associate Scientific Director of Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA): http://ccna-ccnv.ca/.
I am one of the neuropsychologists for the COMPASS-ND study in the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging. and I am founding leader of CCNA Team 17, which examines issues of sensory decline on cognitive function in person with dementia.
I am one of the principal developers of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), a brief cognitive screening instrument used around the world for the assessment of mild cognitive impairment.