Nicole Sherren PhD

The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
Scientific Director, Senior Program Officer

Nicole Sherren has a PhD in Neuroscience from Carleton University and moved to Alberta in 2003 to hold an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research/Neuroscience Canada research fellowship at the University of Lethbridge. Her area of expertise includes experience-based brain development, neurodevelopmental disorders, and brain plasticity. Nicole joined the Palix Foundation in 2007 to focus on mobilizing scientific knowledge into public policy and clinical practice. She is particularly interested in creating innovative solutions for complex social problems, as well as strategies to incent individual and organizational change. She is an acclaimed public speaker, providing numerous workshops and presentations each year, and lends her expertise to a number of committees, community-based projects, and non-profits across Alberta. In her spare time she volunteers on the board of directors for Calgary Alpha House Society.