16| Professional Development: INS Leadership and Research Productivity – A Conversation With Dr. Keith Yeates

In this episode, we talk with the sitting International Neuropsychological Society (INS) president, Keith Yeates, Ph.D., ABPP-CN.

A pdf of the transcript for this episode is available here.

Topics Covered

  • Just what does an INS President do? (9:38)
  • Current INS initiatives and future goals (9:50)
  • The INS strategic plan (14:22)
  • How to attain and succeed in leadership positions in the field of neuropsychology (16:40)
  • The role of a journal reviewer and a journal editor (22:36)
  • Transparency versus anonymity for manuscript authors and journal reviewers (31:30)
  • How to be a productive researcher in psychology and neuropsychology (35:50)
  • How the field of neuropsychology has changed in the past 30 years (45:15)

About Keith

Keith Owen Yeates, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, is the Ronald and Irene Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada.  He leads the University’s Integrated Concussion Research Program.  He has a 30 year track record of funded research focusing on the outcomes of childhood brain disorders, especially traumatic brain injury, and has published over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles, 40 book chapters, and 5 edited or co-authored books. According to SCOPUS, he is the most highly published investigator of pediatric TBI in the world over the last 10 years.  Dr. Yeateswas co-lead author of the report of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Expert Panel on Acute Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury among Children and Adolescents, and an invited expert panel observer at the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport in Berlin.  Dr. Yeates was previously Associate Editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, and is currently the Editor of Neuropsychology.  Dr. Yeates has served as President of the Society of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association, and is the sitting President of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS).