Chantel Mayo

Chantel Mayo
Office: COR A078a
Area of expertise

Clinical Neuropsychology


Dr. Jodie Gawryluk


Research interests

I am a doctoral student specializing in Clinical Neuropsychology. My training to date has focused on researching brain-behaviour relationships, as well as developing clinical assessment and intervention skills with a broad focus on neurological disorders. My doctoral research uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to assess brain structure and function pre- and post- intervention for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). My goal is to inform evidence-based MS treatments that target improved cognitive and psychosocial functioning. I am also involved in a number of other research projects related to aging and dementia, such as using MRI to examine longitudinal white matter changes in Alzheimer’s Disease and the relationship between white matter and cognitive decline.


Representative Publications

Mayo, C.D., Garcia-Barrera, M.A., Mazerolle, E.L., Ritchie, L.J., Fisk, J.D., & Gawryluk, J.R. (2019). Relationship between DTI metrics and cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 10, 1-10.

Mayo, C.D., Scarapicchia V., Robinson, L., & Gawryluk, J. (2018). Neuropsychological assessment of traumatic brain injury: Current ethical challenges and recommendations for future practice. Applied Neuropsychology, 9, 1-9.

Mayo, C.D., Mazerolle, E., Ritchie, L., Fisk, J., Gawryluk, J. (2017). Longitudinal changes in white matter metrics in Alzheimer’s disease. NeuroImage: Clinical, 13,  330-338.


Representative Presentations

Mayo C.D., Lacey C., Attwell-Pope K., & Gawryluk J. (2019). Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: Relationship with mood and cognition. Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society, New York, NY.

Mayo, C.D., Miksche, K., Atwell-Pope, K., & Gawryluk, J.R. (2018). The relationship between physical activity, fatigue, mood, and perceived cognitive impairment in adults with Multiple Sclerosis. Presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centres Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Mayo, C.D., Mazerolle, E.L., Ritchie, L.J., Fisk, J.D., & Gawryluk, J.R. (2017). Relationship between DTI metrics, executive function, and memory in Alzheimer’s and older adults. Presented at Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Vancouver, BC.


Recent awards

  • 2018  Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award
  • 2018  President’s Research Scholarship
  • 2018  Elaine Gallagher Award
  • 2018  Melva J. Hanson Graduate Scholarship
  • 2018  M.A. & D.E. Breckenridge Graduate Award
  • 2018  Island Health Student Research Grant Competition
  • 2018  endMS Scholar Program for Researchers in Training