Dr Julia Schmidt is interested in improving everyday life for people after traumatic brain injury. Her research investigates neurological changes, psychosocial and cognitive consequences, and individualised rehabilitation strategies. Dr Schmidt’s research is informed by her clinical experience in brain injury rehabilitation as an Occupational Therapist and based on a patient engagement framework of research and evidence translation.
Dr Schmidt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OSOT) at the University of British Columbia. She obtained her BSc(OT) at the University of Alberta and her PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia, with a focus on the efficacy of cognitive interventions for people with traumatic brain injuries.