Angela Roberts, Ph.D. – Curriculum Vitae
I completed my Ph.D. in the Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Western Ontario in 2014 and completed a Post-doctoral fellowship in cognitive neurology at the Parkwood Institute in 2015. I completed a Masters degree in speech-language pathology in 1995 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and have practiced as a speech-language pathologist since that time in the area of adult neurogenic disorders.
In September 2015 I accepted a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University. I am an Adjunct Research Faculty and a Principal Investigator with the International Consortium for Communication in Aging and Neurodegeneration, a multi-investigator research group at the University of Western Ontario.
My research interests include the underlying neurological processes and presentations of cognitive-communication and language disorders occurring in the context of neurodegenerative diseases and their subsequent impact on communication partners and care providers. I was previously awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal of Honour for contributions to improving the quality of life for individuals with Parkinson disease and their care partners, and I currently serve on the Research Policy Committee for Parkinson Society Canada.