Emma Duerden, PhD is the scientific lead of the Developing Brain research program. She is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education and a Core Member of the Brain & Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario. She is also a member of the graduate program in Biomedical Engineering. She did her undergraduate degree in Psychology at McGill University. She completed her Master's degree in Neuroscience at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Dr. Duerden then trained at University of Montreal for her PhD in Neuroscience. Her postdoctoral fellowship was in developmental paediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, ON). She then later worked as a Research Associate & Senior Research Associate at the Hospital for Sick Children in the Division of Neurology.