Volunteers Needed!

The Gait and Brain laboratory is now looking for volunteers to join our team! We’re looking for enthusiastic people who are excited about research in medicine.

Volunteering with us will give the following learning and professional development opportunities:

  1. You will develop integral skills in gait, mobility, and neuropsychological and cognitive assessment in geriatric populations.
  2. You will learn proper data entry and data curation techniques that are in line with standard research practices in medical and clinical trials.
  3. You will work with a team of research and medical professionals who will provide you with fruitful knowledge and insights in research data collection, data entry, and management.

To apply, please email us at i[email protected] or call us at 519-646-6100 extension 42179.

Important Update Regarding COVID-19:

Our first priority is the safety of our participants. As such, Dr. Montero-Odasso has made the decision to reschedule any appointments happening in March and April for May, as a measure to stop the Coronavirus spread.

Please keep the social distancing measures in place and stay home as much as you can.

For anyone interested in participating in one of our studies, or if you are an existing participant and have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 519-685-4292 extension 42179, or email [email protected].

Thank you,

Gait and Brain Team


About Our Lab

The Gait and Brain Lab is a research facility at Parkwood Institute, London, Ontario. We specialize in ageing-related research, specifically looking at the interaction between one’s mobility and cognition as one ages. The Gait and Brain Lab’s mission is to integrate “Mobility and Cognition” as a new line of research to better understand and treat the epidemic of insidious disability in older people.

Gait and Brain Seminar

The Gait and Brain Lab hosted our 13th Annual Seminar on Tuesday October 15th @ 2:45PM. 

Please see the Seminars page for more details and to watch the recorded broadcast.

Congratulations to Dr. Montero-Odasso!

Dr. Montero-Odasso was awarded with the Dr. Joseph Gilbert Research Contribution of the Year award at the Lawson Impact Awards for his publication in JAMA Neurology titled “Association of dual-task gait with incident dementia in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Results from the Gait and Brain Study”.


Research Opportunities

Do you have memory problems?
Do you have trouble remembering things?
Are you 60 years old or older?
Would you like to be part of a research study?

Interested older adults are invited to call to get information about participating in our research studies.

Our projects are looking at the relationship between walking and cognition (how you think and reason). If you have concerns about your memory, you are encouraged to call us and , if you meet certain criteria, you will be invited to take part in our research studies. You may then be invited to come to Parkwood Institute, part of St. Joseph’s Health Care London, and undergo a thorough assessment by our  trained professionals. As a part of the study, you will have a complete memory and mobility evaluation, which can be sent to your family physician if you wish.

If you are interested, please contact us today! [email protected]