Adele Diamond, Ph.D., FRSC, FAPA, FAPS, FSEP
A leader in two fields, psychology and neuroscience, Adele Diamond, Ph.D., helped pioneer a now flourishing interdisciplinary field called "developmental cognitive neuroscience.” As the Canada Research Chair Tier 1 Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Diamond studies how executive functions can be modified by the environment, modulated by genetics and neurochemistry, derailed in disorders, and improved by effective programs and interventions. Her work has helped change medical practice for the treatment of PKU (phenylketonuria) and for the inattentive type of ADHD, and it has impacted early education worldwide.
A member of the Royal Society of Canada, she has been named one of the “2000 Outstanding Women of the 20th Century” and was recently listed as one of the 15 most influential neuroscientists alive today.
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