Dr. Miriam Beauchamp is Associate Professor in developmental neuropsychology at the University of Montreal (Canada) where she leads the ABCs developmental neuropsychology laboratory. She is also a researcher at the Ste-Justine Hospital Research Center and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University. Since 2009, she has held a Career Development Award from the Quebec Health Research Funds (FRQS) for her research program in pediatric traumatic brain injury. In 2015, she was presented with the International Neuropsychological Society Early Career Award (2015) in recognition for her work in the area of pediatric TBI. Her research is currently funded by three federal Canadian agencies (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR), as well as by the Quebec Health Research Funds (FRQS). In 2016, she was awarded a CIHR Foundations grant for a study focused on TBI during the preschool years.
Dr. Beauchamp’s clinical research program focuses specifically on studying advanced neuroimaging techniques for improving lesion detection after childhood TBI and measuring cognitive and social outcomes. A particular interest within her TBI research program is to improve our understanding the consequences of TBI when sustained before the age of six years (“preschool TBI”). The information gleaned from these studies guides the development of novel and ecological assessment techniques and targeted interventions based on virtual reality and intelligent video gaming for children with brain injury at-risk for cognitive, social or behavioral problems.