- 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
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.