Program affiliation: Clinical Neuropsychology
Supervisor: Dr. Mauricio Garcia-Barrera
My research interests surround the relationship between health-related behaviours and cognition among various age groups. As an undergraduate, I focused primarily on the influences of omega-3 fatty acids on cognitive abilities throughout the lifespan. As a graduate student, I plan on exploring the benefits of lifestyle-focused noninvasive therapies (e.g., physical fitness, cognitive training) on cognitive performance at later age and after brain injury, specifically in regard to executive functioning.
- University of Victoria Dr. Robert Michael Peet Graduate Scholarship
- University of Victoria Faculty of Graduate Studies Fellowship
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Postgraduate Scholarship
- The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Award
- Western Oregon University Delmer Dewey Award for the Outstanding Graduating Man
Karr, J.E., Grindstaff, T.R., & Alexander, J.E. (February 17, 2012). Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cognition in a College-Aged Population. Poster presented at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Karr, J.E., Jewett, D., Tutt, G., Evans, J., Nguyen, K., & Garcia-Barrera, M.A. (February 16-17, 2012). The Relationship between Concussions, Neuroplasticity, and Executive Functioning in Athletic Populations: A Review. Poster presented at the Twenty-Second Annual Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Karr, J.E., Grindstaff, T.R., & Alexander, J.E. (April 4, 2011). Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation and Cognition in a College-aged Population: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Pilot Study. Poster presented at the Eighteenth Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, California.
Grindstaff, T.R., Karr, J.E., Alexander, J.E., & Alexander, R.G. (April 3, 2011). The Effects of a Self-Evaluation Task on the P300 Event Related Potential. Poster presented at the Eighteenth Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, California.