Pamela Roach

Program Manager, Brain & Mental Health Research Clinics

Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Psychiatry

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Community Health Sciences

Associate Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Contact information


Office : HMRB193A

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Dementia & Cognitive Disorders
  • Mental Health
  • cognitive conditions
  • patient and family centered care
  • early onset dementia

Research activities

My research career has focused on mental health and cognitive conditions; as well as patient and family-centered care. I completed my PhD and post-doc via competitive awards in order to work with families experiencing early onset dementia, and prior to that have worked in research and evaluation in mental health since 2003. I am currently the manager for the Brain and Mental Health Research Clinics (BMRC) and hold an adjunct assistant professor position in Community Health Sciences (CHS). In this role, I have collaborated on a successful grant application for AHS funding (CMO Quality Improvement fund) to support patient engagement work with the spine triage clinic; and am collaborating with colleagues in the Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences on additional grant applications to support ongoing development and innovation in clinical registry use. I continue to support research and program development for younger people with dementia and plan to continue to grow my own research portfolio in that direction.


Graduate Program Affiliations: 

  • Graduate Health Research Methods (MDCH681), Community Health Sciences
  • MSc Program, Community Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies (School of Occupational Therapy), Dalhousie University