Nelson Butters Award
This award is given for the best research paper published in the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
over the preceding year. LEARN MORE ABOUT PAST RECIPIENTS
2021 Recipient | Elisabeth Sherman, Ph.D.
Dr. Elisabeth Sherman is a clinical neuropsychologist with over 20 years of experience in clinical assessment, treatment, and research on conditions affecting the brain. Dr. Sherman directs a private practice in neuropsychology where she conducts independent neuropsychological assessments in cases of personal injury. Dr. Sherman is also the author of the Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests (Sherman, Tan, & Hrabok, in press; Strauss, Sherman, & Spreen, 2006), a major reference text in the field of neuropsychology, and is the author of Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology (Sherman & Brooks, 2012), one of the few texts on pediatric neuropsychology in the forensic arena. Dr. Sherman is also the author of three tests published by Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR): the Child and Adolescent Memory Profile (ChAMP), the Memory Validity Profile (MVP), and the Multidimensional Everyday Memory Ratings for Youth (MEMRY).
She has also authored several book chapters and scientific articles on neuropsychological assessment, has presented at several national and international conferences, and has delivered talks on preventative brain health in corporate and community settings. She has also served as editorial board member for the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Child Neuropsychology, and Epilepsia, and as journal reviewer for several scientific journals in the area of neuropsychology.
Dr. Sherman founded and led two of the few existing post-doctoral training programs in clinical neuropsychology in Canada. She has also held several research grants, served as the Director of Brain Health and Psychological Health at a preventative primary healthcare clinic, and worked as a consultant on virtual brain health and mental health applications.
Dr. Sherman holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with Neuropsychology Specialization from the University of Victoria, completed her internship at London Health Sciences Center in Ontario, and completed postdoctoral training at UCLA. She has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Calgary in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Department of Paediatrics, and as Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. During her career and training, Dr. Sherman had the privilege to learn and work at several universities and health centres including McGill University, UCLA, the Université de Montréal, the University of Victoria, BC Children's Hospital, Alberta Children's Hospital, the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario, Riverview Hospital in Vancouver, the University of Ottawa, and the University of British Columbia, and was a frequent collaborator with colleagues from healthcare centres in the US and Canada. She is grateful to all the mentors and colleagues she has met along the way who have shared with her their wisdom, passion, and expert knowledge.