Dr. Robin Green is the Saunderson Chair in Acquired Brain Injury at the KITE Research Institute, ranked number one rehabilitation research facility in the world, located at Canada’s first-ranked hospital for research, the University Health Network (UHN). She is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto (UofT), and a scientific lead of the Schroeder Institute for Brain Innovation and Recovery, and of the Canadian Concussion Centre. Dr. Green completed her PhD in neuropsychology at Cambridge University and post-doctoral fellowship at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, England.
Dr. Green’s research ranges from basic neuroscience to translational applications. Her primary focus revolves around understanding the brain's mechanisms of recovery following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and identifying modifiable treatment targets crucial for advancing treatment methodologies. Her lab has challenged conventional perceptions of brain injury, reframing moderate-severe TBI as a progressive – rather than static – neurodegenerative disorder, a paradigm shift reflected in her influential Frontiers in Human Neuroscience special issue titled “Traumatic Brain Injury as a Neurodegenerative Disorder?”, and paving the way for novel intervention avenues.
Dr. Green established and oversees the TeleNeuroRehab Centre for Acquired Brain Injury @KITE (formerly the Telerehab Centre for ABI) to study and exclusively treat chronic acquired brain injuries, an integration of research, clinical care and training—the only centre of its kind. Funded through grants and donors and in its fifth year, the Centre has delivered more than 10,000 cognitive and mental health visits across the province of Ontario, free of charge. Supporting the global Project ECHO initiative, a virtual learning community for primary care providers, Dr. Green co-founded and co-leads ECHO Concussion for clinicians throughout Ontario.
International initiatives include co-founding and co-chairing the International Mentorship Program through the International Neuropsychological Society, and serving as Canadian lead for an Australian Research Council-funded international program on healthy aging.
Dr. Green's scientific contributions and mentorship efforts have been recognized through awards and distinctions, most recently including the Dr. Jane Gillett Research Award, Brain Injury Canada; the Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neurorehabilitation Sciences; Member at Large, Board of Governors, International Neuropsychological Society; Education Excellence Award, UHN; and the Dr. Dina Brooks Award for Sustained Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision and Mentorship, UofT.