The Galea Lab is moving to Toronto!   We are happy to share that Dr. Liisa Galea has been appointed as the inaugural Treliving Chair in Women’s Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, ON. Dr. Galea will also serve in a leadership role to womenmind, ‘a community of philanthropists committed to closing the gender gap in […]

New Paper Alert: Not enough papers investigate sex differences effectively The Galea lab recently published a paper “An analysis of neuroscience and psychiatry papers published from 2009 to 2019 outlines opportunities for increasing discovery of sex differences” in Nature Neuroscience. The following interview was conducted by the Djavad Mowafaghian Center for Brain Health, and has been taken from their website here. “Male and female bodies are […]

Our Recent Blogs for the Women’s Health Research Cluster Sharing scientific research in a clear and accessible manner to a lay audience is an important part of the work we do. Members of our lab regularly contribute to the blog run by the Women’s Health Research Cluster. The Women’s Health Research Cluster is a multidisciplinary network of researchers & stakeholders that catalyzes, expands, and […]

Sex Differences in Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis Like many areas of science, neurogenesis is one where little work has been done looking at sex differences. Neurogenesis is the process where new neurons are formed in the brain, which happens in the adult hippocampus. Previous research in this area has largely focused on male subjects, which has prevented researchers from understanding how this […]

Dr. Galea’s article in VICE “I should be allowed to leave men out my studies” On July 31, Dr. Liisa Galea published an article in VICE titled “I Should Be Allowed to Leave Men Out of My Studies”, stating that “there is a much-needed push for gender equality in science, but the government’s inclusion mandates can backfire. This article, born […]

2016 CIHR Primary Investigator Report by Dr. Galea In 2016, Dr. Galea was the lead author on a Survey Summary Report for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) titled: ‘Impact of the CIHR Reforms on Canadian Health Research: A Pan-Canadian Survey.’ “This survey, […], collected data from health investigators in Canada about their funding experiences with CIHR and the impact of the change […]

Dr. Liisa Galea on Maternal Mental Health and more In this article, Dr. Galea discusses her overarching goals for her research, how she hopes her work will impact women, and what the future of maternal care will look like. Read the entire interview here! On April 29, 2019, Dr. Liisa Galea was interviewed by Mommy Brain EDU for World Maternal Mental Health Day (May […]

Dr. Liisa Galea on ‘Baby Brain’ In this video from 2014, Dr. Liisa Galea discusses ‘baby brain’, and other ways that motherhood changes a woman’s brain chemistry at UBC.  

Dr. Liisa Galea is UBC’s new Neuroscience Graduate Program Director When UBC’s neuroscience graduate program needed a new leader, Dr. Liisa Galea raised her hand without hesitation. As a longstanding champion of neuroscience and the first PhD in Neuroscience to graduate from Western University, Galea sees this role as a way to give back to the neuroscience community. A neuroscientist and professor in psychology at […]

Go 100 years into the future with Liisa     As part of a special feature UBC asked researchers across a range of disciplines at UBC to transport themselves into the year 2115 and imagine what they might be teaching and researching. Here’s what UBC Psychology Professor Liisa Galea had to say.       Q: If you could transport yourself to the […]

Where are they now? Liisa Galea, PhD’94 Liisa Galea, PhD’94, was one of the first PhD graduates from the Department of Neuroscience. While her early undergraduate education focused on engineering, she decided to switch into neuroscience for her graduate education because she had always been interested in studying the brain. “I remember listening to psychology lectures on the brain and being so […]

Ask an Expert: Was Mary Poppins ‘perfect’ because she never had kids of her own? In honour of Mother’s Day, mother and neuroscientist Dr. Liisa Galea tells us more how mothering shapes the brain and affects cognition. She also offers her own insights as a working mom about managing multiple ‘projects’ – family and professional – on the go, all at once, seemingly all the time. Q: The chronic pressure […]

Dr. Liisa Galea a 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Award recipient On May 26, 2015, YWCA Metro Vancouver announced the winners of its 32nd annual Women of Distinction Awards. Each year, these awards honour inspiring women and their achievements. Among them was UBC Psychology professor Liisa Galea, recipient of the Technology, Science and Research award. Please join us in congratulating Liisa on this well-deserved honour! Read […]

Q & A: Dr. Liisa Galea on women and sexism in science On May 26, 2015, YWCA Metro Vancouver announced the winners of its 32nd annual Women of Distinction Awards. Among them was UBC Psychology professor Dr. Liisa Galea, recipient of the Technology, Science and Research award. Dr. Galea (@LiisaGalea) is one of the few researchers in the world to study the female brain. Her research centres […]

Welcome to our brand new website! We’re excited to announce the launch of our brand new website! We’ve redesigned our site to improve our user experience, content, design and navigation. It’s a new mobile-responsive platform for us to share our research stories, news, events and to connect with each other. Please explore the website on your own and send us your […]