Dr. Benjamin T. Dunkley

Clinical Associate – MEG Research, Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging, University of Toronto
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

Research Interests: functional imaging (MEG), clinical neurophysiology, cognition, perception, and action

Dr. Dunkley is a cognitive neuroscientist at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), an Associate Scientist at SickKids Research Institute, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Margot Taylor at SickKids, where he studied the impact of PTSD on cognition and brain function. He studied for his PhD at Cardiff University, UK, where he trained in the use of functional neuroimaging and behavioural analysis. Generally speaking, he is interested in how trauma, both physical and psychological, affects every day cognitive processes, such as memory, attention, and emotions, and how difficulties in these domains relate to changes in the underlying function of the brain. To this end, he has used magnetoencephalography, a functional brain imaging technique, and computational neuroscience to study brain connectivity, and cognition and behaviour, in PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury, in both military and civilian populations.