Coping with Neurological Symptoms (CNS) Lab

Dr. Molly Cairncross, a postdoctoral research fellow in the CNS lab, will be conducting a study assessing two smart phone app-based rehabilitation interventions for children and adults with persisting symptoms following a concussion.

Dr. Cairncross is seeking 1-2 undergraduate research assistants to help create online databases for data collection, monitor data to ensure completion, help with participant recruitment, screen participants for eligibility via the telephone, record keeping, and data entry.

Depending on the successful applicants interests there may be additional opportunities of interest. Applicants should be able to commit at least 5 hours per week. Experience working with REDCap or other data management software would be an asset.

If interested, please email Dr. Molly Cairncross at with a CV.

This position is unpaid.

The deadline to apply is August 14th, 2020.       

Summary of CNS lab research

We do traditional neuropsychological research that examines psychological (cognitive, behavioural, and emotional) consequences of brain injury or illness. However, we are especially interested in how people think about and cope with neurological symptoms such as memory problems and sensory sensitivity, how coping behaviours influence the experience and expression of symptoms, and how we can reduce symptoms and disability with rehabilitation interventions that facilitate adaptive coping.

In other words, we study the psychological determinants of health in neurological disorders. Concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) is a major focus of our research, as it is a useful clinical model for understanding how people cope with neurological symptoms. We also study the implementation of evidence into clinical care for patients with concussion.