Ellen Bialystok

Ellen Bialystok

Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology and Walter Gordon York Research Chair of Lifespan Cognitive Development at York University, Toronto, Canada.

Research interests

My initial research focused on language and cognitive development in children and has now expanded to include cognitive neuroscience and lifespan cognition and aging.

How might this research change lives?

I would like to contribute to creating an environment in which all children are supported to achieve their highest potential and help parents and educators understand that language is a central part of that process.