Dr. Allen Thornton, Lab Director
Dr. Thornton's research expertise is in clinical neuropsychology. His focus is on establishing the dynamic and fundamental contributing factors associated with cognitive and behavioural dysfunction in several conditions. Two primary themes dominate his work. First, he incorporates cognitive and neuropsychological paradigms to elucidate the differential impairments that emerge from medical and psychiatric disorders. Secondly, he investigates treatment and disease-related factors that alter the expression of neurocognitive deficits. Dr. Thornton earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology from the University of Memphis in December 1995. Thereafter, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Section of Neuropsychology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He currently is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Simon Fraser University and is a Research Scientist at the British Columbia Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute.