Assistant professor (tenure stream)
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Nalder received her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with first class honours and her PhD in rehabilitation therapies from The University of Queensland in Australia. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive rehabilitation at the Rotman Research Institute Baycrest, and currently holds the March of Dimes, Paul J.J. Martin Early Career Professorship in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on understanding how to optimise the participation and community integration of individuals experiencing cognitive difficulties due to injury (e.g., traumatic brain injury, or stroke), or due to the aging process. Emily’s current research is examining: assessment approaches that capture how cognition influences participation in daily life; the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions designed to facilitate involvement in meaningful activities, and how these interventions can be delivered using technology. Emily is also examining what role cognitive abilities play in resiliency. Her research is funded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Reseu provincial de rechercher en adaptation-readaptation, and AGE-WELL NCE, Canada’s technology and aging network.
Dr. Nalder is an assistant professor and currently holds the March of Dimes, Paul J.J. Martin Early Career Professorship in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto. Her research is examining how rehabilitation can optimize the participation of individuals with cognitive impairments secondary to injury (e.g., TBI), or aging processes.