Ingrid Johnsrude

Ingrid Johnsrude obtained a BSc from Queen’s University and a PhD in clinical psychology (neuropsychology) from McGill University in 1997, where her supervisor was Prof. Brenda Milner. Following a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at University College London (UK), she was recruited to the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge (UK). In 2004 she moved (back) to Queen’s University, where she was appointed Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Cognitive Neuroscience and established the Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication and Hearing (CoNCH) lab. She and her lab moved to Western University in 2014, where she is now Western Research Chair and full professor. Ingrid and her trainees use behavioural and neuroimaging methods to study the processes by which acoustic information in sound is transformed in the brain into meaningful language, in both young and older individuals. In 2009 she received the prestigious E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship from NSERC. She has authored or co-authored 97 published peer-reviewed research articles, 1 textbook, 2 encyclopedia entries, and 11 book chapters. She has an h-index of 35, and her research contributions have been cited over 9000 times.