Konstantine Zakzanis

Professor
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Campus

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

clinical neuropsychology; virtual reality; diagnostic science;  schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, depression

Biography

I received my Hons. B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from York University. I am a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Associate Chair of the Mental Health and Co-op Programs in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. I am also a Research Scientist (Affiliate Status) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a member of the Ontario, Canadian and American Psychological Associations, as well as the International Neuropsychological Society, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. I have been active in research and have well over 200 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of psychological and neuropsychological assessment, psychopathology, brain imaging and cognitive rehabilitation, and have given invited addresses on clinical psychology and neuropsychology at national and international meetings. I have received research grant support from several federal and provincial funding agencies and am the winner of a Premier's Research Excellence Award and a recipient of a Research Award from the American Psychological Association in Clinical Neuropsychology. I have also served as a grant reviewer for provincial and federal funding agencies. I am currently an Associate Editor for the American Psychological Association publication, Neuropsychology and a Consulting Editor for The Clinical Neuropsychologist, The Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience and have moreover, served as Consulting Editor and, or, an editorial referee for numerous peer reviewed research journals in the fields of psychology, neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, assessment, psychopharmacology, neuroimaging, and statistical and research methodology. I have also served as an academic supervisor for numerous undergraduate and graduate students in my role as a Professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough. To date, I have undertaken several thousand impairment evaluations, including catastrophic examinations using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. To this end, I have completed the CMCC AMA Guides to Impairment Rating: Musculoskeletal, Neurological Systems, course program and am AMA certified in the 4th Edition. I have been qualified as an expert in Psychology and Neuropsychology by FSCO arbitrators and by the Courts in Ontario and permitted to give expert testimony on areas within my scope of expertise. I am also an active member in good standing of the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators (CSME) and moreover, sit as a member on the CSME Board. I have also completed all requirements for the Program of Insurance Medicine and Medico-legal Expertise with the Université de Montreal, Faculty of Medicine. Lastly, I am also a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and licensed to practice within the province of Ontario in both Psychology and Neuropsychology. I am listed with the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.