Clinical Neuropsychology Section: Executive

Chair

   

Kristina Gicas, Ph.D., C.Psych
Email: kgicas@yorku.ca

Dr. Kristina Gicas is the Chair, and previously a Member-at-Large, of the Clinical Neuropsychology section. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University and Director of the Cognition and Complex Conditions Lab where her research focuses on the neuropsychology of mental illness and addiction in marginalized populations. Dr. Gicas is also a practicing Clinical Neuropsychologist.

 

Chair-Elect

Theone Paterson  

Theone Paterson, Ph.D., R.Psych
Email: tpaterson@uvic.ca

Dr. Theone Paterson is the Chair-Elect, and previously a Member-at-Large, of the Clinical Neuropsychology section. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Victoria, and teaches within the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program. Her research focuses on examining the interplay between neurocognition and psychosocial functioning, and the prediction of real-world health outcomes in aging and chronic illness groups. Dr. Paterson is also a practicing Clinical Neuropsychologist with lifespan focus.

Past-Chair

   

Vinay Bharadia, Ph.D., R.Psych
Email: vinay.bharadia@vbpsych.com

Dr. Vinay Bharadia is a Registered Clinical Neuropsychologist/Psychologist . Dr. Bharadia has a diverse background in the fields of Neuropsychology, Psychology and Molecular Neuroscience and has trained and practiced in British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, and in the UK. He earned his Ph.D. from the Clinical Neuropsychology Department at the University of Victoria, where many of today’s neuropsychological tests and approaches were developed and validated. He completed his APA/CPA accredited Neuropsychological Residency at The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Bharadia has taught Undergraduate Neuropsychology at multiple Canadian Universities and has worked clinically in private practice and large hospital settings as a Neuropsychologist within Dementia and Brain Injury Clinics in Calgary. He is currently the Past-Chair of the Neuropsychology Chapter of the Canadian Psychological Association.

 

Student Representative

   

Iris Yusupov
Email: iris.yusupov@gmail.com

Iris Yusupov is the Student Representative of the Clinical Neuropsychology section. She is currently a Ph.D. student in York University’s Adult Clinical Psychology program in the Neuropsychology stream. Her clinical training involves providing individual psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessments at York University’s Psychology Clinic. Her dissertation research is investigating the effects of the newly translated online version of the in-person Memory & Aging Program, a psychoeducational intervention for healthy older adults offered at Baycrest Health Sciences.

 

Members-at-Large

Roxana Sterniczuk   

Roxana Sterniczuk, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Email: drs@balancebrainhealth.com

Dr. Roxana Sterniczuk is a Member-at-Large of the Clinical Neuropsychology section. Dr. Sterniczuk is a Registered Psychologist and she is licensed to practice within the areas of Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. She completed Doctoral degrees at the University of Calgary and Dalhousie University, as well as a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dalhousie University and a Clinical Neuropsychology residency at Baycrest Health Sciences. Her private practice provides services focused on healthy aging, including the assessment, prevention and treatment of factors associated with cognitive decline. Additionally, she has a specific interest in the relationships between sleep and circadian rhythm disturbance, and cognitive functioning and risk of dementia.

Darlene Walker   

Darlene Walker, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Email: drwalker@theclinicondupont.com

Dr. Darlene Walker is a Member-at-Large of the Clinical Neuropsychology section. Dr. Walker completed a Paediatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She has worked in community mental health, university and hospital settings. She is currently in private practice in Toronto. Her professional activities include both assessment and treatment for children and adolescents, as well as supervision of practicum students and psychologists in supervised practice. Her focus is on neurodevelopmental disorders including learning disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  

Nicolás Narvaez Linares   

Nicolás Narvaez Linares, B.Sc..
Email: nnarv038@uottawa.ca

Nicolás Francisco Narvaez Linares is a Member-at-Large of the Clinical Neuropsychology section. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa, specializing in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology with pediatric populations. He will be completing his residency during the 2020-2021 academic year. His dissertation research looks at the risk factors and symptoms of women who have had a myocardial infarction, in addition to examining the neuropsychological, physiological, and emotional impact following a stressful task.