David Westwood

BSc, MA, PhD; Professor; Major appointment in the School of Health and Human Performance


Email: xxx@iwk.nshealth.ca
Phone: (902) 470-
Mailing Address: 
IWK Health Centre
5850 University Avenue, 6th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3G9


  • B.Sc., Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, 1997
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Waterloo, 1999
  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2001
  • Postdoc., Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, 2002

Current Teaching


Research Interests & Activities

Dr. Westwood’s research focuses on the production and control of skilled actions such as reaching/grasping using behavioural (motion analysis) and neurological (functional brain imaging) techniques. This is an excellent example of the interdisciplinarity of the research efforts of the Clinical Vision Science program and the PVSRG. Dr. Westwood’s research recognizes the critical role of vision in our interaction with the wider world and aims to decipher how that integration occurs, both in normal and pathological situations.

In addition to his excellent publication record, the success of Dr. Westwood’s research efforts is evinced by his funding from NSERC, CFI, NSHRF and the IWK Health Centre, and his 2007 appointment as a CIHR New Investigator.