About Us

MEET YOUR FACILITATORS

DR. GAIL ESKES

I am a Psychologist and Professor at Dalhousie University.

I did my Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley, followed by postdoctoral training at Dalhousie and in Toronto, where I first became really fascinated by how memory works, and how it changes as we get older.

I have been teaching at the university and hospital for over 30 years and my research has focused on developing a better understanding of, and better treatments for, aging and brain injury effects on how we pay attention, think, and remember.  My efforts have been inspired by the stories I have heard from my patients and research participants, and I have been fortunate to work with many talented students and colleagues. 

I also learn so much from conversations with audiences that attend our public lectures and memory bootcamps.  I look forward to our newest online memory bootcamp and to hear from you about your experiences, your concerns and your questions. 

Thank you for joining us and giving us the opportunity to share what we’ve learned over the years. 

DR. K. RYAN WILSON

I am a Psychologist working in private practice at Inspired Living Medical.

​I did my PhD in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University under the care of my mentor, friend, and now co-facilitator Dr. Eskes. My clinical and research interests focused in Neuropsychology – assessing and treating attention, memory and decision making difficulties that are often a result of brain injuries such as stroke, head trauma, or disease. 

I was always struck by how much people’s thinking abilities were affected by their emotional state and looked for opportunities to better understand how emotions and thinking abilities interact. I spent several years working in the QEII working with clients whose cognitive abilities were affected by their emotional state.

I come to you hoping to help you gain a greater understanding of why your attention and memory systems function the way they do and to help you find ways to improve them.

I look forward to hearing about your own experiences and together, finding ways to increase your confidence and satisfaction in your abilities.

Thank you for the privilege of spending your time with us.