Dr. Laiene Olabarrieta Landa

Dr. Laiene Olabarrieta Landa, has a degree in Psychology and a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Deusto (Universidad de Deusto). She currently works as a teacher and researcher in the Department of Health Sciences of the Public University of Navarra (Universidad Pública de Navarra), being responsible for the area of Psychobiology. Previously she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the BioCruces Bizkaia Institute for Health Research (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria BioCruces Bizkaia).

Since 2011 she has been involved in research on topics related to neuropsychology, brain damage and bilingualism. During her training as a researcher she has won numerous grants, such as the Basque Government Collaboration Grant, the Basque Government Pre-doctoral Grant and the Juan de la Cierva Training Postdoctoral Grant, as well as several awards such as the Poster Award from Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association (2019) and the Student Poster Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology (2015).

She has also completed stays abroad, one in Canada and another in Scotland, with two of the most relevant people in the study of the influence of bilingualism on cognition, both in adults and in children and adolescents; doctors Ellen Bialystok and Thomas H. Bak. Throughout her career she has edited 3 books and a monographic issue and has published 23 book chapters. Principios de Rehabilitación Neuropsicológica (Principles of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation) is the most recent book edited together with Dr. Barbara Wilson and Dr. Juan Carlos Arango.

It has 40 research articles in JCR journals and numerous papers presented at national and international congresses in neuropsychology and brain injury, including the International Neuropsychology Society and the International Brain Injury Association. She has lectured at several universities and research institutions, as well as educational centers, town halls and associations in Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, India and New Zealand. Finally, she has been a reviewer for numerous indexed journals such as the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Brain Injury or Neuropsychology. In addition, she is currently the editor of the Iberoamerican Journal of Neuropsychology.

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