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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Ruth Donnelly, PhD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Psychologist
Neurosurgery


Phone: 416-813-5790
Fax: 416-813-8839
Email: ruth.donnelly@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Educated at Smith College in Massachusetts and at the University of Toronto. I obtained my Ph.D. in Experimental Cognitive Psychology in 1988.

Clinical Care Activities 

I do neuropsychological assessments of a wide variety of Neurosurgery patients, including kids with hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injuries, arterio-venous malformations, brain cysts, and non-malignant tumours.

Research Interests

Research interests centre on kids with hydrocephalus and kids with acquired brain injuries.

Research Activities 

am currently co-investigator with Dr. Abhaya Kulkarni, SickKids Neurosurgery, on a study examining cognitive, emotional, and physical outcomes for children with hydrocephalus.