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Rovet Lab

Kelly Nash

Kelly Nash
BSc, MA candidate
Room 6406
Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 4343
Fax: 416-813-8839
e-mail: kelly.nash@sickkids.ca

The Hospital for Sick Children
Psychology Department & Neurosciences & Mental Health Research Program

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto
School and Clinical Child Psychology

Kelly graduated from the University of Toronto with an honours BSc in Psychology and is currently working on her MA in Clinical Psychology at OISE/UT. Her research interests lie in understanding the neurobehavioural phenotype in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), with a particular interest in improving and developing diagnostic and intervention strategies

Achievements and Awards

  • Charles Banting and Frederick Best Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Canadian Institute of Health Research.
  • OISE Academic Excellence Award, 2007
  • OISE Academic Excellence Award, 2006
  • Provincial Centre for Excellence at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario: Graduate Award (2006/2007)

Publications

Greenbaum, R, L., Stevens, S A., Nash, K., & Rovet, J . (2009). Social Cognitive and Emotion Processing Abilities of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A Comparison with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research, 33(1), 1-15.

Greenbaum, R, L., Sheard, E.D., Stevens, S., Nash, K, & Rovet, J. (2009). Core Language Deficits and Social-Behavioral Dysfunction as Phenotypic Markers in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A Comparison with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Submitted to Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, JDBP-S-09-00053.

Nash, K., & Rovet, J. (2009). Inside Track Research Box, In Shaffer, D., Kipp, K., Wood, E., & Willoughby, T. Developmental Psychology Childhood and Adolescence (Third Canadian Edition). Thomson Nelson; Toronto.

Nash, K., Sheard, E.D., Rovet, J., & Koren G. (2008). Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Toward Identification of a Behavioural Phenotype. Scientific World Journal. 8: 873-882.

Willoughby, K.A., Sheard, E.D., Nash, K., Rovet, J. Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on hippocampal volume, verbal learning, and spatial memory. Journal of the International Neurological Society 2008, 14, 1022-1033.

Caprara D, Nash K, Greenbaum R, Rovet J, Koren G. Novel approaches to the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Neuroscience Biobehavioural Review (2006) Aug 24; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 16934870.

Nash K, Rovet J, Greenbaum R, Fantus E, Koren G. Defining the behavioural phenotype in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD): sensitivity, specificity and screening potential. Archives of Women’s Health (2006) 9 (4) pp 181-186.

Nash K. The behavioural phenotype of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and behavioural screening. In webcast of the Sixth Annual Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Conference Journal of FAS International (2005) vol 3:e17.

Abstracts and Conference Proceeding Papers

Hepworth S, Nash K, Rovet J. The development of individual components of working memory. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting Abstracts, 2005, p. 114-115.

Hepworth S, Nash K, Rovet J. Functional dissociation of individual working memory components. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting Abstracts, 2005, p. 133-134.

Nash K, Greenbaum R, Rovet J. Emotion processing in school-age children with prenatal cocaine exposure. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting Abstracts, 2005, p. 52.

Poster Presentations

Sheard ED, Willoughby KA, Ruttle E, Nash K, Desrocher M, Rovet J. (2007). Neuroanatomy of cognitive function in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Chicago, Illinois.

Rovet J, Desrocher M, Sheard ED, Wheeler S, Nash K, Williamson W, Skocic J, Sekharan S. (2007). Reduced hippocampal volumes in congenital hypothyroidism. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, Toronto, Ontario.

Willoughby K, Sheard ED, Nash K, Ruttle E, Rovet J, Desrocher M. (2007). Hippocampal volume and memory functioning in children with prenatal alcohol exposure. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Imaging Network Ontario, Toronto, Ontario.

Willoughby KA, Sheard ED, Nash K, Rovet J. (2007). Effects of prenatal exposure of alcohol on hippocampal volume and memory functioning. Poster presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Nash K, Williamson M, Sheard E, Desrocher M, Noseworthy M, Blaser S, Rovet J. Oxidative stress in the metabolic functioning of children with FASD. Imaging Network Ontario Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario (April, 2006).

Rovet J, Desrocher M, Williamson M, Nash K, Soreni N. Abnormal MRS profile in children with congenital hypothyroidism. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting (February, 2006).

Williamson M, Nash K, Desrocher M, Blaser S, Rovet J. MRS profiles in triplets born prematurely. Imaging Network Ontario Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario (April, 2006).

Williamson M, Nash K, Sheard E, Desrocher M, Soreni N, Rovet J. Abnormal MRS profiles in children with congenital hypothyroidism. Imaging Network Ontario Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario (April, 2006).

Hepworth S, Nash K, Rovet J. The development of Individual components of working memory. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (February, 2005).

Hepworth S, Nash K, Rovet J. Functional dissociation of individual working memory components. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (February, 2005).

Nash K, Rovet J. Emotion processing in school-age children with prenatal cocaine exposure. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (February, 2005).

Invited Symposia

Nash K, Sheard ED, Williamson M, Desrocher M, Noseworthy M, Rovet J. Does metabolic functioning correlate with social functioning in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)? research for the society on alcoholism. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group. Baltimore, Maryland, USA (June, 2006).

Nash K. FASD: The neurobehavioural profile. The Inaugural Ivey Symposium. Drugs and alcohol in pregnancy: the silent disaster. Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario (2006).

Fantus E, Rovet J, Nash K, Greenbaum R, Sorbara D, Nulman I, Koren G. Caregiver screening for FASD using the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the Conner’s Parent Rating Scale (CPRS). Presented at Fetal Alcohol Day in Saskatoon (Fantus; September 2004).

Keynote speaking engagements

Nash K. Defining a neurobehavioural phenotype in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Sixth Annual Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) conference (September, 2005).