Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ehgoetz Martens combines movement kinematics, functional neuroimaging, psychophysiology and cognitive neuroscience to uncover the neural basis of gait and cognitive-emotional interactions in health and disease to improve early detection of neurodegeneration and innovate better strategies to assess and manage gait disturbances and falls in older adults and individuals at risk and/or suffering from neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr. Ehgoetz Martens completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University. She went on to complete her Master’s and PhD degree in Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Ehgoetz Martens spent 4 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Brain and Mind Centre in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia before commencing her current position in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo.