Dr Alexandra Hernandez
Dr. Alexandra Hernandez received her PhD in Psychology from Western University (formerly the University of Western Ontario) in Canada. Currently she is part of the Research & Academics team at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). Her PhD and Post-doctoral research focused on the neurobiology of memory, and since joining Ontario Shores her focus has been on applied research in mental health. Alexandra has been involved in evaluating many corporate initiatives, including Evaluating Recovery Rounds in the Prevention of the use of Restraints and Seclusion, Evaluating Research Capacity Building at Ontario Shores, and most recently in the Patient Portal Benefits Evaluation. Her research interests include recovery in dementia care, involving stakeholders, including patients and staff, in research and in the use of technology to support wellbeing in older adults living with neurodegenerative conditions. Alexandra serves on the Executive of the Durham Region Chapter of the Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario, as Program Director, and is a co-founder and rotating Chair of the First-Stop Parkinson’s Event, a bi-annual conference that brings together various stakeholders, including researchers, clinicians, and those with lived-experience to share the latest research and resources available in the local community.
Research and Academics Department
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences