Anne Sophie Champod, Associate Professor

Email address: anne.champod@acadiau.ca

Telephone: (902) 585-1332

Office location: Horton Hall 301

Classes recently taught: Health Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Adult and Child Assessment: Advanced Skills

EDUCATION

B.Sc., Psychology, Université de Montréal

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, McGill University

Clinical Internship, Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Stream, University of Manitoba

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Anne Sophie Champod's current program of research focuses on various topics within the field of clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. Her research has aimed to better understand the neuronal basis of attention and working memory processes with the ultimate goal of developing new assessment techniques and rehabilitation interventions to improve cognitive functioning in neurological populations.

Current research work involves 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 attention deficits. Another line of research has focused on the development of a software allowing an ecologically valid assessment of voluntary and automatic attention orienting skills. This software is currently being used to study the development of attention skills across the lifespan.

Dr. Champod has also been involved in projects looking at other stroke-related topics, such as cognitive predictors of stroke outcomes, and effects of hypoxia on working memory as a model for sleep apnea, a common comorbidity in stroke.

Dr. Champod is always happy to hear from prospective honours students, graduate students, and volunteers.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

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

Honours Students

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.

Hagen, K. (Fall 2017–Winter 2018; Honours Summer Research Award). Modulation of prism adaptation effects using a game-like procedure in healthy participants.

Mckenzie, L. (Fall 2017–Winter 2018; Honours Summer Research Award). Prismatic strength and the modulation of after-effects on a functional task in prism adaptation.

Coop Students

Bodnar, E. (Fall 2019–Winter 2021; Beveridge Science Scholarship, Elizabeth Cannon WISE Award). Co-op student: Lab coordinator.

Graduate Students

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.

AFFILIATIONS

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