Breaking down the ivory tower: Donna Rose Addis

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This is day 1 of the ALBA Diversity Week (an online festival to celebrate diversity & inclusion in neuroscience).

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With this webinar series, the ALBA Disability & Accessibility Working Group aims to bring down the ivory tower of ableism among the brain research community, one extraordinary neuroscientist at a time. These webinars give a platform to scientists with disabilities across the globe and neuroscience disciplines, while reflecting on how to promote inclusive working environments and accessibility to research.

For this 3rd episode, Dr. Donna Rose Addis (Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest & University of Toronto, Canada) will talk about her research and experience. 

How the Brain Remembers and Imagines by Donna Rose Addis

Dr Donna Rose Addis is the Canada 150 Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging, Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences, and Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. She completed her PhD at the University of Toronto and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. She was then a Professor at the University of Auckland for 10 years before returning to Canada. She combines neuroimaging, behavioural and neuropsychological methods to investigate how the human brain remembers past experiences, imagines future events and constructs a coherent sense of self, as well as how these abilities differ with age, mood disorders, and memory loss. Her work has yielded new theoretical and philosophical perspectives, including the reconceptualization of memory as future-oriented. With over 115 publications and 25,000 citations, she has received a number of prestigious early career awards, and is the youngest-ever fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Donna Rose Addis

This webinar is part of the ALBA Diversity Week, an online festival to celebrate diversity & inclusion in neuroscience (23-27 October 2023). Have a look at the rest of the week's programme:


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Disability & Accessibility Working Group

Catarina Miranda⎥Rhiannon McNeill⎥Donna Rose Addis⎥Inês Barros⎥Isabel Castanho⎥Noèlia Fernàndez-Castillo⎥Matthew Grubb⎥Echo Leaver⎥Heather Macpherson⎥Ilya Smolensky