I'm keen on movement, teaching, and all things science and data, including: the use of science and data in policy-making; and the advancement of data literacy. As part of my efforts, I've led projects with the Canadian Science Policy Centre and volunteered with the Canadian Association for Neuroscience to help advocate for scientific infrastructure.
My interest in touch and motor control—a central focus of my research—stems from my enthusiasm for rock climbing and outdoor recreation.
I grew up in Winnipeg.
I completed a B.Sc. in Psychology at Queen's University where I worked with Dr. Ronald Holden and Dr. Ingrid Johnsrude. After that, I worked with Dr. Ingrid Johnsrude and Dr. Stefan Köhler as a research assistant. I then completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience with Dr. Jörn Diedrichsen and Dr. Andrew Pruszynski at Western University. During my Ph.D., I held an NSERC scholarship and funded some of my projects through BrainsCAN.
I've helped design and teach courses in data science, neuroimaging, statistics, and psychology (by doing this, I get to learn about cool stuff!). I'm currently collaborating with a team at Queen's University to create a series of short courses on neurotechnology. These "micro-credentials" are designed to provide an accessible introduction to neuroscience and neurotechnology, and will highlight how neurotechnologies can help tackle real-world problems.
email: saarbuckle [at] gmail [dot] com