Peter Wall Scholar
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Brain Behaviour Laboratory T142A - 2211 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3
Dr. Lara Boyd is a Neuroscientist and Physical Therapist at the University of British Columbia. She is a professor and has held a Canada Research Chair, a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Career Scientist award and been a Peter Wall Early Career Scholar. Dr. Boyd directs the Brain Behaviour Lab at the University of British Columbia. Her TEDx talk “After this your brain will not be the same” has over 25 million views. Dr. Boyd is an expert in mapping how behaviours, environments and experiences affect brain health and learning using techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging and non-invasive brain stimulation. To date this work has largely examined the impact of exercise and learning on neurobiology. In 2020 she will be a Wall scholar turning her attention to developing understanding of the importance of the arts for brain health.
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