Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science - Lesley A. Ruttan

Lesley A. Ruttan, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Adjunct Lecturer

Lesley Ruttan is a registered psychologist practicing in both clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology. She spends much of her time on an out-patient acquired brain injury neuro-rehabilitation program at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)/University Health Network (UHN) where she also serves as Practice Leader for Psychology. Lesley is interested in the enduring effects of concussion and is currently involved in research with the Canadian Concussion Centre looking at the neuropsychological and psychological impact of multiple concussions in professional athletes as well as in the design or adaptation of a range of evidence-based interventions to protect the brain from deterioration and to enhance neuroplasticity and neurogenesis. She is also involved in research with the Hull-Ellis Concussion Clinic at Toronto Rehab/UHN looking prospectively at individuals that have suffered concussions and their recovery course from the acute stages of injury. Dr. Ruttan co-chairs the UNH Psychology Professional Council and Psychology Education and Training Committee. She has been supervising graduate level practicum students and post-doctoral fellows for several years and has more recently been involved in the establishment of a formal UHN psychology pre-doctoral internship position in conjunction with University of Toronto-OISE’s Toronto Area Internship Consortium.