Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Pediatric Concussion
Dr. Reed joined the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto as an Associate Professor in August, 2019. Previously, Nick was is a Senior Clinician Scientist within the Bloorview Research Institute, Co-Director of the Concussion Centre and the Holland Family Chair in Acquired Brain Injury at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Nick remains an Adjunct Scientist within the Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.Dr. Reed’s work focuses on developing, delivering and evaluating research, educational and clinical programming specific to youth and concussion. His research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Project Grant and Team Grant), the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, the Ontario SPOR Support Unit, le Réseau Provincial de Recherche en Adaptation-Réadaptation, Special Olympics Canada, the Greater Toronto Hockey League, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital’s Centre for Leadership in ABI and Scotiabank. He has garnered several awards including the 2014 Special Recognition Award and the 2016 Prevention Award from Brain Injury Canada, the 2015 Dr. Pashby Sports Safety Award, the 2016 International Association of Business Communications Gold Quill Award of Merit, the 2018 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (University of Toronto) Rising Star Alumni Award, and was nominated for 2019 Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. His passion is helping youth do the things they need, want and love to do in their lives.
Identification, assessment and management of mild traumatic brain injury/concussion in children and youth; novel approaches to determining readiness to return to activity/sport; novel approaches to intervention of persisting post-concussion symptoms; return to school planning; knowledge translation