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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Reviewer and Consultant

Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journals

Acta Pædiatrica
Acta Psychologica
American Journal of Medical Genetics
American Journal of Psychiatry
American Psychologist
Autism: Internat’l J. of Research & Practice
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Behavioral Neuroscience
BMC Psychiatry
Biological Psychiatry
Brain Sciences
Brain and Cognition
British Journal of Developmental Psychology
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Cerebral Cortex
Child Development
Child Development Perspectives
Child Neuropsychology
Child Psychiatry & Human Development
Children and Youth Services Review
Clinical Genetics
Clinical Psychological Science
Cognitive Development
Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Science
Contemporary Psychology
Communications Biology
Current Directions in Psychological Sci.
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
Developmental Brain Research
Developmental Neuropsychology
Developmental Psychology
Developmental Psychobiology
Developmental Review
Developmental Science
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Early Education and Development
Educational Psychology Review
Educational Psychologist
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
European Journal of Developmental Science
European Journal of Sport Science
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Frontiers in Psychiatry
Frontiers in Psychology
Frontiers in Public Health
Frontiers in Science
Human Movement Science
International Journal of Behavioral Development
Int. J. of Educational Research
Int. J. of Environmental Research and Public Health
J. of Aging and Physical Activity
J. of Applied Developmental Psychology
J. of Aging and Physical Activity
J. of Child and Family Studies
J. of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
J. of Cognition and Development
J. of Cognitive Neuroscience
J. of Comparative Psychology
J. of Experimental Child Psychology
J. of Experimental Psychology: General
J. of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Performance
J. of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
J. of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition
J. of the International Neuropsychological Society
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
J. of Neurophysiology
Journal of Neuroscience
J. of Pediatrics
Language and Cognitive Processes
Learning & Behavior
Learning and Individual Differences
Learning and Instruction
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Mental Health & Physical Activity
Mind, Brain and Education
Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Molecular Psychiatry
Nature Reviews: Neuroscience
Neurobiology of Aging
NeuroImage: Clinical
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Oxford Economic Papers
Paediatrics & Child Health
Perceptual & Motor Skills
Perspectives on Psychological Science
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Progress in Neurobiology
Psychiatry Research
Psychological Assessment
Psychological Bulletin
Psychological Research
Psychological Review
Psychological Science
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Scientific Reports: A Nature Research Journal
Trends in Cognitive Science
Trends in Neurosciences

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Reviewer of grant applications.

Australian Research Council

BSF (United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK

Canada Research Chairs Program

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Collaborative Health Research Partnerships (CHRP): a joint initiative between CIHR and NSERC

Department of Health and Human Services, State of Louisiana

Developmental Sciences Program, NSF

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Training and Development Board (the UK's largest organization for funding research on economic and social issues)

German Israeli Foundation (GIF) for Scientific Research and Development

Grand Challenges Canada – Saving Brains program

Israel Ministry of Science, Technology and Space

Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

Medical Research Council (MRC) Neurosciences Board

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

National Science Foundation

Nuffield Foundation (UK): a charitable trust established in 1943 by William Morris, Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris Motors

Ontario Mental Health Foundation

Ontario Ministry of Health

Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, Royal Society Te Aparangi, New Zealand

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Swiss National Science Foundation

Telethon Fondazione (Italy)

William T. Grant Foundation (USA)

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  • Consultant (2023 – present), member of the OECD Schools + Informal Expert Consultation – a review exercise of existing evidence on pedagogy with the goal of illuminating common areas of need for policy and practice, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Consultant (2023 – present), member of a focus group discussing the legacy/impact of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) on children’s health in BC. It is part of a Legacy project that Robert Armstrong, BC Children's Hospital, is spearheading.
  • Consultant (2022 – present), grant application (NIMH R61-R33,) "Preventing obsessive-compulsive disorder in children at high risk with real-time MEG Neurofeedback" PI: Kristina Rewin Ciesielski, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Univ.
  • Consultant and advisor (2022 – 2024), an R21 Project, "Development of an assessment of Executive Function for Infants and Toddlers (EFIT).”, PI: Susanne W. Duvall, PhD, Assoc. Prof., Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
  • Expert Consultant/Reviewer (2020), Reviewed chapters of a new textbook, Fundamentals of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, by Heather Bortfeld & Silvia Bunge, to be published by Cambridge University Press
  • Consultant (2019), provide expert advice on children’s early writing skills questionnaire for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Program–K:2023 of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
  • Advisory Board Member (2016 - present) to the non-profit "Insight: Independent Interview-Based Journal", Langley, BC.
  • Member, Panel of Experts (2016  – 2017), “Future research directions to elucidate the causal effects of physical activity (PA) on cognitive and academic performance in children: A survey of experts,” Dept. of Public Health, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, NL.
  • Advisor to Government on how to reform early childhood practices and early education (2014 - present ), Minsterio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social, Péru
  • Advisor to Government on how to reform early childhood practices and early education (2014 - present ), IDEA Institute, Ecuador
  • Advisor to Government on how to reform early childhood practices and early education (2014 - present ), Ministry of Education, Chile
  • Advisor to Government on how to reform early childhood practices and early education (2014 - present ), Early Childhood Education Department, Indonesia
  • Advisor to Department of Education (2012 - present ), State of Maryland.
  • Advisor to Department of Education (2012 - present), State of Arizona.
  • Advisor to Department of Early Education (2012 - present), Washington State.
  • Consultant (2013) on small advisory group for the Bezos Family Foundation.
  • Consultant Researcher (2012) for a grant application by Alessandra Gotuzo Seabra, Graduate Program, Developmental Disorders Universidade Mackenzie São Paulo, Brazil, to assess and improve EFs in Brazilian school children.
  • Reviewer (2011) for the letter of intent stage for the Grand Challenges Canada – Saving Brains program, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Expert consultant / reviewer, new edition (2011) of Children by John Santrock
  • Consultant & Collaborator (2010 – present). NSF grant proposal, project entitled, “The Effect of Environment on Neural Development of the Prefrontal Cortex: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Kindergarten Intervention.” PI: John Gabrieli, Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
    Consultant (2009 – present). NSF project & EAGER grant proposal, project entitled, “Math and Science Achievement Gaps of Minority and Disadvantaged Students: The Role of Developmental and Environmental Influences from Nine Months to 8th Grade,” PI: David Grissmer, Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Consultant (2009 – present). NIDA project entitled, “A School-Based Mindfulness Intervention for Urban Youth”, PI: Tamar Mendelson, Dept. of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Consultant (2009 – 2014). NIMH R21 MH085898-01 project entitled, “Training Executive, Attention, and Motor Skills (TEAMS): Preliminary Studies,” PI Jeffrey Halperin, Queens College, NY
  • Consultant (2005- Present). NIH Program Project Grant on arousal-mediated attention in infants and young children, PI: Judith Gardner, NYS Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, NY
  • Consultant, NIH application to study whether children of mothers with lupus display abnormalities of cortical function, PI: Gail Ross, Assoc. Prof., Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell
  • Consultant, NIH Program Project application, “Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Developmental Nicotine Exposure,” PI: Leslie Jacobson, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Consultant (2002 - present). NIH application on HPA & PFC functioning in foster children, PI: Mary Dozier, Dept. of Psychology, University of Delaware
    Consultant (2000 - present). NIH R01 DA-06025 on prenatal cocaine exposure in 425 middle-school-aged children followed longitudinally since birth, PI: Linda Mayes, Yale Univ. Sch of Medicine
  • Consultant (1997-2001). 3 NIH grants on Autism: PIs: Geraldine Dawson, Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Washington; Patricia Rodier, Dept. of Obstetrics-Gynecology, Univ. of Rochester Medical Center; Helen Tager-Flusberg, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences, Shriver Center
  • Consultant (1996-2000). NIH grant on Fragile X, awarded to Michelle Mazzocco, Behavioral Neurogenetics and Neuroimaging, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University
  • Consultant (1996-2000). NIH grant on the effect of PCB exposure on cognitive development, awarded to Joseph and Sandra Jacobson, Dept. of Psychology, Wayne State University

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