Dr. Karen Elizabeth Waldie
School of Psychology and Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience,
University of Auckland,
Dr Karen E Waldie is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Auckland. She was born in Victoria, BC Canada, and received her BSc at the University of Victoria. She received her MSc and PhD (1998) at the University of Calgary and went on to become a research fellow with the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study (DMHDS). She became a member of The University of Auckland academic faculty in 2001 after falling in love with New Zealand.
My research covers a broad, but interconnected, range of topics within the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience. I am interested in the development of cognitive subsystems within the brain, including language and executive functioning. Of particular interest is atypical functioning of these subsystems in the case of dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.