Heather received her BSc in Biomechanics and worked in health promotion before obtaining her Bachelor of Nursing at U of C. Heather’s many years of pediatric emergency nursing have helped transition her into concussion research at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
Heather works to develop and implement concussion studies as well as working directly with study participants. Her focus is on treatment trials for pediatric concussion. Heather recently coordinated the RECOVER pediatric emergency concussion clinical pathway project and is working on data analysis. She completed a trial of rTMS to treat post-concussive symptoms and worked on the ICON study. Heather has provided concussion education to emergency department staff and is a liaison between research and clinical in the emergency department. Concussion clinic patients at ACH see Heather for research consultations to find best fit based on individual patient symptoms.
Heather acts as clinician, educator, regulatory specialist, patient advocate and study manager in developing and implementing current and future projects within and outside of the Integrated Concussion Research Program.
Godfrey H.D., King R., Kirton A., Yeates K.O., MacMaster F.P., Barlow, K.M .(2018, March). Effects of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) onCortical Neurophysiology in Children with Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Sebastian K. Littmann Research Day, Calgary, AB, Canada.