Susan J. E. Murtha

Associate Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

223 Behavioural Science - BSB
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100

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Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology


Ph.D. - 1993
Carleton University

M.Sc. - 1988
Carleton University


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

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

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research

Susan’s research explores the role of neuroplasticity in older adults. In particular, she is investigating external factors (such as technology, social activity) that impact cognitive abilities as well as mental health and well-being.

Susan has a range of teaching experience: from being a “guide on the side” in a 4th year seminar course, to being the “sage on the stage” to 500 students in a first year Introduction to Psychology course.  She is an avid user of technology wherever appropriate in order to enable the students access and learning of the content.