June Alumni of the Month: Julia Schmidt

Name: Julia Schmidt

Program: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Sciences

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Neurophysiological impacts of mild traumatic brain injury in children and youth

How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program?

After working for over 10 years as an occupational therapist in brain injury rehabilitation, I graduated with my PhD from the University of Queensland in Australia (2014); my topic was investigating effective strategies to improve self-awareness after brain injury. I finished my postdoctoral fellowship at UBC in Rehab Sciences (2019) studying neurophysiological impacts of mild traumatic brain injury in children and youth.

Where and what is your current position?

I am an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy department at UBC, and an Investigator at the Rehabilitation Research Program at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre.

How do you like to spend your free time?

Outside! I love to do anything in nature. My family spends a lot of time in the mountains, skiing in winter and mountain biking in summer, and I just try my best to keep up! I also enjoy trail running, baking, writing, singing (in a choir), and listening to a good podcast.