Catherine Wiseman-Hakes

Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, Ph.D., is a registered speech-language pathologist and clinical neuroscientist. She is an assistant clinical professor (adjunct) in the School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and an affiliate scientist with the Hull Ellis Concussion and Research Clinic and KITE-University Health Network, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She is a member of the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) and the International Neuroethics Society.  Catherine has devoted her clinical and research career toward a better understanding of the factors that impact recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and developing interventions to support positive outcomes and quality of life. She has two intersecting research foci: cognitive-communication and social communication disorders and TBI, and, sleep and TBI. She has authored and co-authored numerous research publications, provincial and international practice guidelines, a textbook, a book chapter on pediatric brain injury, and contributed to a rehabilitation manual. Catherine is also the founder and director of The Compassionate Justice Fund, which in partnership with the Ontario Brain Injury Association, aims to provide financial support for rehabilitation services to marginalized and vulnerable individuals with brain injury.

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  • Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University, School of Rehabilitation Science
  • Scientist, Hull Ellis Concussion and Research Clinic Toronto Rehab Insitute
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Neuroscience
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Sleep and TBI