Dr. Jennifer Campos, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Campos is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Multisensory Integration and Aging. She is the Associate Director-Academic, Senior Scientist, and Chief Scientist of the Challenging Environments Assessment Laboratory at KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Jenny’s research focuses on enhancing safe mobility during walking and driving under realistic and challenging conditions. This includes understanding how age-related sensory impairments (e.g., vision, hearing) and cognitive impairments can increase the risk of falls and vehicle collisions (e.g., in healthy older adults, those with hearing loss, dementia). She uses virtual reality and simulation technologies to a) carefully recreate real-world conditions and challenges to promote the generalizability of research outcomes to real-world applications and b) adapt these technologies for training and rehabilitation interventions. Jenny is also the Director of the KITE Young Innovators youth outreach program.
Jenny is a Project Lead of a Cycle 2 (2020-2023) AGE-WELL Core Research Project and coordinates UHN training initiatives with AGE-WELL’s EPIC program.