Biography & Research:
Dr Rouleau completed a BA in psychology at McGill University, Montréal, Canada and a Masters and a PhD degree in psychology in Université de Montréal, Canada. She then completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at University of California in San Diego under the supervision of Nelson Butters Ph.D. During her training she developed a scale to assess clock drawings in dementia patients and specialized in the study of memory deficits associated with Alzheimer’s disease. She has over 30 years of experience as a clinical neuropsychologist and has assessed a large number of patients, especially elderly patients with various dementia syndromes. She is now full professor at Université du Québec à Montréal and is the director of the Psychology University Clinic. Over the years, she has supervised a large number of students in clinical neuropsychology and has directed more than 20 doctoral theses. She has given many talks, has published numerous papers and is actively implicated in many research projects. Her projects mainly concern the study of episodic and semantic memory deficits in patients with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. She is also interested in early signs of cognitive impairment in dementia such as prospective memory deficits as well as in atypical presentations of dementia.