St. Joseph’s Health Care

Dr. Angela Roberts is a postdoctoral fellow with the Aging, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care Research Center, cognitive neurology, Parkwood Institute; limited duties faculty, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Western University; and a member of the Research Policy Committee, Parkinson Society Canada. She completed her PhD in the Faculty of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Western University and her MA and BA in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Tennessee.

Her expertise is in cognition and language in neurodegenerative disorders. Her work focuses on Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Her interests include semantics and the coupling between motor cognition and language. One of her unique research areas is the use of spontaneous spoken language to discriminate among dementia profiles. These profiles may detect early and subtle changes in cognition, language, and motor speech that may not be discernible using traditional standardized measures of cognition and language. Her work also seeks to understand the neurological substrates of spoken language in the context of normal aging and in neurodegeneration.