Jennifer Upshaw, B.Sc., M.A.
Jen is in the final year of her Ph.D. in the Clinical Psychology program at UBCO and will be headed out on residency for the 2021-2022 year. She completed her undergraduate Honours degree at UBCO where she investigated the relative costs and benefits of brain hemisphere lateralization with changes in task complexity. Jen’s Master’s thesis and Dissertation research have involved the examination of hemispatial neglect in stroke patients using eye-tracking technology. This research has focused on neuropsychological testing, subtypes of neglect, and their potential impact on functional outcomes and rehabilitation for this population. Jen has completed clinical training in a number of different settings, including rotations in neuropsychology and inpatient psychiatric care at Kelowna General Hospital, substance use treatment at Bridgeway Residential Treatment Center, health and weight behaviour change with the Healthy Weight Specialty Service, general mental health at the UBCO Psychology Clinic, brief and targeted mental health intervention at the UBCO Walk-In Clinic, and psychological treatment of chronic pain at the Bill Nelems Pain and Research Center. Jen loves to bake, do yoga, dabble in photography, and hang out with her two young sons, Walter and Jasper!
Upshaw, J., Leitner, D., Rutherford, B., Miller, H. & Libben, M. (2019). Allocentric vs. Egocentric Neglect in Stroke Patients: A Pilot Study Investigating the Assessment of Neglect Subtypes and their Impacts on Functional Outcome using Eye-Tracking. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 6, 1-11. doi: 10.1017/S1355617719000110.