Dr. Ingrid Johnsrude


Dr. Johnsrude received her BSc in Psychology from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. She then trained at the Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University with pioneering neuropsychologist Brenda Milner, receiving her PhD in clinical neuropsychology in 1997.

After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging in London UK- the home of Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM), she was recruited to the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK to help start a neuroimaging program there.

In Cambridge, she worked with, and learned from, many wonderful auditory and cognitive scientists. After four years there, she returned to her alma mater, Queen's University, where she held a prestigious Canada Research Chair for 10 years. She was recruited to Western University in 2014, as the first Western Research Chair.

Dr. Johnsrude's work has been recognized by awards and honours including NSERC's EWR Steacie Award, and she is particularly proud of her IgNobel Prize, with Eleanor Maguire and others, for the London taxi-driver study.

Dr. Johnsrude has published over 100 papers and articles, which together have been cited over 28,000 times. Postdoctoral and graduate trainees have gone onto professional careers in audiology and clinical psychology, to industrial research careers at international and Canadian companies, and to academic positions in Canada, the US, the UK and Europe. More than half of Dr. Johnsrude's undergraduate trainees have gone on to professional training (audiology, business, law, medicine, speech pathology) or to graduate school.

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