Anne Sophie Champod, Associate Professor
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone: (902) 585-1332
Office location: Horton Hall 301
Classes recently taught: Health Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Adult and Child Assessment: Advanced Skills, Neurodegenerative Diseases
B.Sc., Psychology, Université de Montréal
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, McGill University
Clinical Internship, Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Stream, University of Manitoba
Dr. Anne Sophie Champod's current program of research focuses on various topics within the fields of cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, and health psychology. Current research projects involve the development of new assessment tools and interventions targeting spatial attention skills that are frequently affected in stroke. For example, Dr. Champod has been working on the development of a home-based and game-like prism adaptation procedure for the treatment of spatial neglect. She is the PI of an ongoing clinical trial investigating the feasibility and effectiveness of this intervention in stroke outpatients and inpatients.
Dr. Champod has also been involved in projects investigating various cognitive predictors of stroke outcomes as well as predictors of treatment adherence in stroke patients and in other populations (e.g., older adults).
Dr. Champod is a registered psychologist and neuropsychologist with expertise in neuropsychological assessment and in the treatment of chronic pain in adults of all ages. Her current clinical practice is focused on the treatment of chronic pain that occurs in the context of a wide range of health conditions. Dr. Champod’s research, teaching, and clinical work all interconnect. For example, she is also involved in research projects investigating the effects of physical exercise on chronic pain and brain functions.
Dr. Champod welcomes honours students, graduate students, and volunteers to join her lab.
Palmer, K. L., Shivgulam, M. E., Champod, A. S., Wilson, B. C., O’Brien, M. W., Bray, N. W. (2023). Exercise training augments brain function and reduces pain perception in adults with chronic pain: A systematic review of intervention studies. Neurobiology of Pain, 13.
Wyatt, L. E., Champod, A. S., Haidar, G. M., Eskes, G. A. (2021). Can prism adaptation effects generalize to wheelchair maneuvering? NeuroRehabilitation, 49, 119-128.
Champod, A. S., Eskes, G. A., Barrett, A. M. (2020). Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. In R. M. Lazar, M. A. Pavol, J. N. Browndyke (Eds.), Neurovascular Neuropsychology (pp. 415-463). Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
Shead, N. W., Champod, A. S., MacDonald, A. (2019). Effect of mindfulness meditation practice on gambling cravings and rates of delay discounting. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 18, 1247-1263.
Champod, A. S., Gubitz, G., Phillips, S., Christian, C., Reidy, Y., Radu, L., Darvesh, S., Reid, J., Kintzel, F., Eskes, G. A. (2018). The Clock Drawing Test in acute stroke and its relationship with long-term functional and cognitive outcomes. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 33, 817-830.
Champod, A. S., Frank, R. C., Taylor, K., & Eskes, G. A. (2016). The effects of prism adaptation on activities of daily living in stroke patients with visuospatial neglect: A systematic review. Journal of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1-24.
Amiez, C., Champod, A. S., Wilson, C. R., Procyk, E., & Petrides, M. (2015). A unilateral medial frontal cortical lesion impairs trial and error learning without visual control. Neuropsychologia, 75, 314-321.
Champod, A. S., Taylor, K., & Eskes, G. A. (2014). Development of a new computerized prism adaptation procedure for visuo-spatial neglect. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 235, 65-75.
Champod, A. S., Eskes, G. A., Foster, G. E., Hanly, P. J., Pialoux, V., Beaudin, A. E., & Poulin, M. J. (2013). Effects of acute intermittent hypoxia on working memory in young healthy adults. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 187, 1048-1050.
RECENTLY SUPERVISED STUDENTS
Vaillancourt, G. (Spring 2022–Spring 2023; received Draper Research Excellence Award, Ellen V. Piers Psychology Award, Elizabeth Cannon WISE Award, Scotia Scholars Award, Honours Summer Research Award). Experience of healthy older adults with a new home-based treatment for spatial neglect: A qualitative study.
Wyatt, L. (Fall 2020–Winter 2021; Acadia University Medal in Psychology, Gerald Gordon Memorial Prize from Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia, Scotia Scholars Award from Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Honours Summer Research Award). Can prism adaptation effects generalize to wheelchair maneuvering.
Ferguson, J. (Fall 2019–Winter 2020; Honours Summer Research Award). Neuromechanisms underlying prism adaptation effects in healthy young adults.
Comeau, F. (Fall 2019–Winter 2020; Scotia Scholars Award from Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Honours Summer Research Award). Neuromechanisms underlying prism adaptation effects in healthy children.
Stirling, K. (Fall 2018–Winter 2019; Honours Summer Research Award). Modification and evaluation of a game-like prism adaptation protocol for use in electroencephalographic studies.
Bodnar, E. (Fall 2019–Winter 2021; Beveridge Science Scholarship, Elizabeth Cannon WISE Award). Co-op student: Lab coordinator.
MacPhee, C. (Fall 2018–Winter 2021; Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Scotia Scholars Award from Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Graduate Scholarship, BrightRed Mission Award from Heart and Stroke Foundation). Behavioural and electroencephalographic effects of prism adaptation in young and older adults. Master’s Thesis. Dept. of Psychology.
Smith, L. (Fall 2017–Winter 2020; Scotia Scholars Award from Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Graduate Scholarship, BrightRed Graduate Research Award from Heart and Stroke Foundation). Behavioural and electroencephalographic effects of prism adaptation in young adults and children. Master’s Thesis. Dept. of Psychology.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie University
Affiliated Scientist, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Registered Clinical Psychologist, Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology
Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia