Consultants

Dr. Shannon Gelb

Dr. Shannon Gelb completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology in 2010 at Simon Fraser University.  Following, she completed a 1-year postdoctoral neuropsychology fellowship at the University of British Columbia at the Pacific Parkinson’s Clinic.  Her work has focused primarily on neuropsychological, psychological, and vocational assessments.  Her interests include rehabilitation, brain injury, dementia, and ecological validity.  She has been working with the M. Jackson Group since 2010.

Dr. Wendy Thornton

Dr. Wendy Loken Thornton completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology in 1995.  She subsequently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where she obtained additional specialization in Neuropsychology.  Dr. Thornton was a Senior Psychologist in the Geriatric Division at Riverview Hospital from 1997-2001.  She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University, and is a faculty member of the Graduate training program in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Thornton’s research involves developing a better understanding for positive and negative modifiers of healthy ageing.  She is interested in how health in mid- and late-life predicts how we age.  She is also interested in understanding how older and younger adults differ in their approach to making decisions, particularly regarding their health care.

Dr. Allen Thornton

Dr. Allen Thornton earned a Ph.D. in Psychology with specialization in neuropsychology from The University of Memphis in 1995. He completed a clinical neuropsychology internship at the University of Arizona’s Health Sciences Center as well as a two-year post-doctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Thornton conducts research and trains graduate students in clinical neuropsychology. He has published numerous papers on executive and memory functioning in neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders and he has extensive assessment experience in these conditions. He is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University, and is a faculty member of the Graduate training program in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Thornton’s research is clinically focused and informs his practice. He investigates cognitive and neuropsychological models of human brain function to establish differential impairments. Further, he studies treatment and disease-related factors that alter the expression of neurocognitive deficits.

Connie Do, B.A. Psych

Connie is the M. Jackson Group Office Manager and Psychometrist.  She enjoys working with staff and clients to create a friendly and professional working environment.  She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and English Literature.  Her interests lie in Industrial Psychology and Organizational Management.

Karen Nguyen, B.A. Psych

Karen is the M. Jackson Group Psychometrist and Office Assistant.  She graduated from Simon Fraser university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  Her aspiration is to become an Art Therapist.  Her interests lie in personality/social psychology and Fine Arts.

Theresa Kong, B.A. Psych

Theresa is the M. Jackson Group Office Assistant.  She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at UBC.  Her interests lie in developmental and  personality/social psychology, and cultural anthropology.