Achala H. Rodrigo

Assistant Professor (Clinical Neuroscience and Neuropsychology)
York-Seneca Rehabilitation Services Certificate Program Coordinator

Locations / Contact Info:

Behavioural Science - BSB
Keele Campus

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Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology


Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) - 2022
University of Toronto Scarborough

MA (Clinical Psychology) - 2015
University of Toronto Scarborough

MA (Psychology) - 2013
University of Toronto

BS (Hons.) (Specialist Program in Psychology and Its Applications) - 2011
University of Toronto Scarborough


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

My work falls broadly within the sphere of understanding how higher-order aspects of cognition (e.g., cognitive control, social cognition, etc.) translate into behaviour. One focus is on understanding the complex relationship between executive dysfunction and clinically relevant behavioural constructs (e.g., interpersonal problems, impulsivity, etc.). Another focus is on understanding and quantifying factors that may impact aspects of executive function, and in turn influence behavioural outcomes. For example, examining the impact of psychological distress (e.g., trauma-related distress, anxiety, etc.) on behaviour regulation, and how that relationship might be reflected in real-world outcomes (e.g., quality of relationships, treatment adherence, health-care utilization, work performance, etc.). My lab uses a multi-method approach that looks across self/informant-report, neuropsychological assessment, and brain-based biomarkers (e.g., fNIRS, EEG, fMRI, etc.).