Heather Kwan

Heather Kwan
Office: COR A078B
Area of expertise

Clinical Psychology


Dr. Jodie Gawryluk


Research Interests

My research interests focus on aging through a neuropsychological lens with the assistance of various neuroimaging techniques. I am interested in how various factors can impact the cognitive effects of healthy and neurodegenerative aging. I am also interested in how the differences between healthy and neurodegenerative aging can be observed through techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging and near infrared spectroscopy.


Representative Publications

Kwan, H., Scarrapicchia, V., Halliday, D., MacDonald, S., Gawryluk, J. (2022). Functional near infrared spectroscopy activation during an executive function task. Aging Brain.                                        

Neufeld, N., Parker, A., Kwan, H., Gawryluk, J. (2022). Longitudinal changes in grey matter and cognitive performance over four years of healthy aging. Neuroimage: Reports (Under Review)

Representative Presentations

Kwan, H., Scarrapicchia, V., Halliday, D., MacDonald, S., Gawryluk, J. (2021, August). Differences in Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy Activation Between Healthy Older and Younger Adults During the Multi-Source Interference Task. Poster presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Virtual.


Recent Awards

  • CPA Award for Academic Excellence (2021)
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2021)