Dr. Catharine Winstanley is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and a member of the Centre for Brain Health at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Catharine Winstanley investigates the brain mechanisms involved in impulse control. Defects in higher-order cognitive functions such as impulse control are involved in gambling and substance abuse problems. Dr. Winstanley’s research has also shown that traumatic brain injury and Parkinson’s disease can also result in cognitive dysfunction.
By using a multidisciplinary approach combining molecular biology techniques with pharmacological approaches and behavioural testing, Winstanley's Laboratory of Molecular and Behavioural Neuroscience has uncovered some of the factors and mechanisms underlying impulse control.
A full list of publications is available on PubMed.
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award (2008)
- Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award (2008)