Mary E Desrocher

Associate Professor

Clinical Developmental DCT

Locations / Contact Info:

124 BSB
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 33111

Email address(es):

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology


PhD - 1998
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada


 Dr. Desrocher's training is in neuropsychological assessment and neurorehabilitation. Her current research explores autobiographical memory, executive functions, and social cognition, as well as mental health correlates of cognitive difficulties.  Clinical populations of study include children and adolescents with stroke, early neurological injuries, epilepsy, and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. 

Selected Publications

Fuentes, A., Deotto, A., Desrocher, M., DeVeber, G., & Westmacott, R. (2017). Working memory outcomes following unilateral arterial ischemic stroke in childhood. Child Neuropsychology. 27(2): 1-19.

Fuentes, A., Deotto, A., Desrocher, M., DeVeber, G., & Westmacott, R. (2016). Determinants of cognitive outcomes of perinatal and childhood stroke: A review. Child Neuropsychology 22(1), 1-38

DeOtto, A., Fuentes, A., Desrocher, M., DeVeber, G., & Westmacott, R. (2014). Working Memory and Arithmetic Ability in Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(4) 288



Hospital for Sick Children
Adjunct Scientist


Currently available to supervise graduate students: No

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research

Her research interests include Neuropsychology; Cognitive, behavioural and emotional functioning of children with diabetes and epilepsy.  Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. 

Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):

CV of Mary E Desrocher