Professor Yeates, Ph.D., R.Psych., ABPP-CN is the Ronald and Irene Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada. He leads the University’s Integrated Concussion Research Program. He has a 30 year track record of funded research focusing on the outcomes of childhood concussion and traumatic brain injury, and has published over 240 peer-reviewed journal articles, 40 book chapters, and 5 edited or co-authored books. Professor Yeates is actively involved in knowledge translation; for instance, he was co-lead author of the report of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Expert Panel on Acute Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury among Children and Adolescents, and an invited expert panel observer at the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport in Berlin. Professor Yeates was previously Associate Editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
, and is the incoming Editor of Neuropsychology
. He has served as President of the Society of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association, and is currently President of the International Neuropsychological Society.
Professor Yeates’ research aims to better understand the outcomes of childhood brain injury and influences on recovery, and thereby foster more effective treatment and management. His current projects focus on concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), in terms of both assessment and treatment. He is particularly interested in understanding the interplay of neurobiological and psychosocial factors in determining children’s outcomes after mild TBI, and how such factors can be modified through intervention to improve outcomes. He also has an interest in children’s social development after TBI, as well as other brain disorders. He directed a large multi-site study of social outcomes in children with TBI, and is working with several groups investigating social outcomes in childhood brain tumours, neurofibromatosis, and stroke.