Miriam Beauchamp , Ph.D.
    Miriam Beauchamp
    Research Axis
    Brain and Child Development Axis
    Research Theme
    Development of psychopathologies


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    • Head, Research Axis - Brain and Child Development, CHU Sainte-Justine
    • Full Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Montreal
    • Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill


    • Postdoctorat, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australie
    • PhD recherche/intervention, option neuropsychologie, Université de Montréal
    • Maîtrise en psychologie, Université Laval
    • BSc(H), majeure en psychologie/mineure en biologie, Université Queen’s, Ontario et Université d'Édimbourg, Écosse

    Research Interests

    My research program aims to better understand childhood development and the consequences of early brain trauma using various techniques (MRI, fMRI, PET, DTI, eye tracking, neuropsychological evaluation, longitudinal studies) to study target populations such as: healthy subjects, brain trauma, prematurity, behavioural disorders, childhood psychiatric disorders, metabolic/genetic diseases, other neuropsychological disorders, etc.

    Several methodological and technological approaches are used, under four investigative fields:

    • Study of normal childhood development (healthy population) and predicting factors of cerebral and cognitive maturation
    • Investigation of the effects of perinatal (e.g. prematurity) and postnatal (e.g. cerebral trauma) brain injuries on cognition, social competence, quality of life and brain development
    • Conception and validation of new tasks relating to cognition and social skills (e.g. moral reasoning, theory of mind, executive functions)
    • Development of intervention programs for parents and children/adolescents with brain trauma

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Research Grant, Consortium for research development of trauma (Track 1), FRQS, 2015-2016
    • FRSQ Chercheur-boursier award (Jr1 – career development award), 2010-2014
    • Fellow, Harold Mitchell Foundation, Melbourne, Australia, 2008
    • Honorary Faculty, School of Behavioural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2007-2009


    APA Journals Dialogue 
    APA Journals Dialogue is an audio podcast series featuring interviews with authors of exciting research recently published in an American Psychological Association journal.
    Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury on Theory of Mind Development with Miriam Beauchamp
    • International Neuropsychological Society 4th Pacific Rim Conference. Beauchamp, M.H. Speaker, symposium: Social outcomes in adolescents with TBI, 6-9 July 2011, Auckland, New Zealand
    • Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment Pediatric Satellite Meeting. Beauchamp, M.H. Invited speaker: Theoretically based assessment of social function: Novel models and measures, 5 July, Auckland, New Zealand
    • 88e Annual Canadian Pediatric Society. Faculty speaker : Acute managemnt and long-term consequences of childhood TBI, 15-18 June 2011, Québec, Québec, Canada
    • Colloque Traumatologie Défis. Beauchamp, M.H. Invited speaker: Cognitive consequences of childhood TBI, 24-26 February 2011, Québec, Québec, Canada
    • Continuing education, Jewish General Hospital. Beauchamp, M.H.Invited speaker: Right or Wrong : Theoretical, cognitive and neuronal substrates of moral reasoning, 16 décembre 2010, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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