Dr. Robin Green is a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Traumatic Brain Injury and Cognitive Rehabilitation Neuroscience and Senior Scientist in cognitive neurosciences at TRI. She completed her PhD at Cambridge University and her clinical training in neuropsychology at the University Health Network in Toronto.
Dr. Robin Green's program of research addresses brain and behavioural mechanisms of recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her lab has shown that in addition to beneficial mechanisms that support recovery, there are deleterious mechanisms in the sub-acute and chronic stages of injury giving rise to cognitive and neural deterioration. Moreover, her lab recently demonstrated that volumetric losses to the whole-brain, hippocampus and corpus callosum are substantive and affect the large majority of patients.

Her lab is focused on re-conceptualizing TBI as a chronic and possibly neurodegenerative disease process; this novel conception is needed in order to identify parallels with other forms of neurodegeneration in order to open new avenues of treatment. A converging program of research concerns chronic traumatic encephalopathy - another progressive disorder secondary to TBI, but the result of multiple mild events. Encouragingly, the lab has found an association between "environmental enrichment" and reduced neurodegeneration in TBI. Using findings from these basic research programs, she is currently engaged in the development of interventions to improve cognitive and neural recovery by offsetting deterioration using environmental enrichment in concert with other clinical interventions.
Syst Rev. 2019 Dec 18;8(1):332
Sharma B, Changoor AT, Monteiro L, Colella B, Green REA
Front Neurol. 2019;10:712
Terpstra AR, Vasquez BP, Colella B, Tartaglia MC, Tator CH, Mikulis D, Davis KD, Wennberg R, Green REA
Can J Occup Ther. 2019 May 19;:8417419833839
Engel LL, Beaton DE, Green RE, Dawson DR
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2018 Mar 01;:1545968318760727
Vasquez BP, Tomaszczyk JC, Sharma B, Colella B, Green REA
J Neurotrauma. 2018 Mar 01;:
Tarazi A, Tator CH, Wennberg R, Ebraheem A, Green REA, Collela B, Saverino C, Khodadadi M, Misquitta K, Tartaglia MC
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2017 Nov 01;:1545968317736817
Terpstra AR, Girard TA, Colella B, Green REA
Disabil Rehabil. 2016 Jul 14;:1-11
Sharma B, Tomaszczyk JC, Dawson D, Turner GR, Colella B, Green RE



Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto (UT)
Associate Member, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, UT
Associate Member, Program in Neurosciences, UT
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, York University
Leader, Cognitive and Social Sciences Field, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, UT