Who’s on our team?
Dr. Paul van Donkelaar (he/him) is co-founder and principal investigator for SOAR. He is also a professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences and Associate Vice Principal, Research at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C., Canada. His research focusses on the basic mechanisms of sensorimotor control and the cerebrovascular, neurocognitive, and sensorimotor aspects of brain dysfunction resulting from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Since 2016, he has focused much of his research on better understanding brain dysfunction in women who have experienced intimate partner violence-related BI through the SOAR project.
Kelsey Helm (he/him)
Research Project Manager
Kathryn Kriitmaa (she/her)
Carrie McLennan (she/her) Research Coordinator