Dr. Andrea Wilkinson
Founder and CEO of BrainShape.ca
Dr. Andrea Wilkinson is the founder and CEO of BrainShape.ca – an online community for adults aged 60+ who want to become more mentally and physically vibrant and energized. Andrea has a PhD in Psychology, with a specialization in Cognitive Aging, and has been researching brain health and cognitive maintenance for over 15 years. Through her platform, she promotes brain health across four key pillars: physical fitness, food & nutrition, socializing, and mental considerations – including sleep, stress management and mental challenges. Given the unique needs of adults aged 60+, Andrea uses a person-centred approach to promote healthy aging and sustainable behaviour change inside the Brain Vitality Blueprint (her 90-day brain health optimization program). Andrea is also the host of the BrainShape Podcast - a weekly show that covers the latest brain health research as well as interviews with experts in the field of healthy aging. Since completing her doctorate, Andrea has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation, the Ontario Long Term Care Association, and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto.