Clinical Neuropsychology Section: Executive


Vinay Bharadia, Ph.D., R.Psych

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 Chair of the Neuropsychology Chapter of the Canadian Psychological Association.


Vina M. Goghari, Ph.D., R.Psych

Dr. Vina Goghari is the Past-Chair of the Clinical Neuropsychology section, and served as Chair from 2016-2018. She is currently the Editor of Canadian Psychology, the flagship journal of the CPA. Dr. Goghari is a Registered Psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Her research brings together multiple methodologies, including neuroimaging, behavioural genetics (i.e., family studies), cognitive and affective experimental psychology, and clinical assessment. The main aim of her research is to advance scientific knowledge in the causes, course and outcome, and treatment of psychosis. Her laboratory also studies other disorders that present with cognitive deficits, including mood disorders and addictive disorders.


Kristina Gicas, Ph.D., R.Psych

Dr. Kristina Gicas 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 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.

Student Representative

Iris Yusupov

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.


Rachel Weber, Ph.D.

Ronak Patel, Ph.D., C.Psych

Dr. Ronak Patel is a Member-at-Large of the Clinical Neuropsychology section. He is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology within the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. His professional activities include providing neuropsychological assessment and intervention services (cognitive rehabilitation and psychological therapy) to adults with various neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injury and cerebrovascular accidents. He is also actively involved in teaching medical residents and conducting brain and behaviour research that employs neuroimaging methods

Tara McAuley, Ph.D., C.Psych

Dr. Tara McAuley is a Member-at-Large of the Clinical Neuropsychology section. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Psychology. Dr. McAuley is engaged in research, teaching, and clinical supervision of graduate students. Her work broadly focuses on understanding the cognitive and behavioural consequences of congenital and acquired brain injuries across development, including neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism and ADHD.