Anne Sophie Champod, Assistant Professor

Email address: anne.champod@acadiau.ca

Telephone: (902) 585-1332

Office location: Horton Hall 301

Lab location: Horton Hall 107A/112/112A/112B

Classes taught (Fall 2017): Physiological Psychology (2 sections),
Classes taught (Winter 2018): Health 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

Champod, A. S., Dickie, K. M., 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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2016.1182032

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.

Champod, A. S., Ferreira, E., Amiez, C., Kostopoulos, P., Collins, D. L., Del Maestro, R., & Petrides, M. (2011). Pre-operative and post-operative functional magnetic resonance imaging and intra-operative assessment of mental spatial transformations in patients undergoing surgery for brain tumors. In H. Duffau (Ed.), Brain Mapping: from Neural Basis of Cognition to Surgical Applications (pp.167-180). New York: SpringerWien.

Champod, A. S.,  & Petrides, M. (2010). Dissociation within the fronto-parietal network in verbal working memory: A parametric fMRI study. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 3849-3856.

Amiez, C., Kostopoulos, P., Champod, A. S., Collins, D. L., Doyon, J., Del Maestro, R., & Petrides, M. (2008). Preoperative functional magnetic resonance imaging assessment of higher-order cognitive function in patients undergoing surgery for brain tumors. Journal of Neurosurgery, 108, 258-68.

Champod, A. S., & Petrides, M. (2007). Dissociable roles of the posterior parietal and the prefrontal cortex in manipulation and monitoring processes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104, 14837-14842.

Amiez, C., Kostopoulos, P., Champod, A. S., & Petrides, M. (2006). Local morphology predicts functional organization of the dorsal premotor region in the human brain. The Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 2724-2731.

Peretz, I., Champod, A. S., & Hyde, K. (2002). Varieties of musical disorders. The Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 999, 58-75.

RECENTLY SUPERVISED STUDENTS

Honours Students

Carlee MacNeill. (2017). Measuring endogenous orienting of attention in healthy adults using a more ecologically valid spatial cueing paradigm.

Holly Barss (2016). A naturalistic measurement of attention orienting and its relation to individual differences in attention-related problems in a normative sample of children (co-supervision with Dr. Darlene Brodeur).

Gabrielle Haidar (2016). Functional validation of an iPad-delivered prism adaptation procedure in healthy young adults.

AFFILIATIONS

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University

Affiliated Scientist, Capital District Health Authority

Registered Clinical Psychologist, Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology

Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia