Wagner H. Souza

  • Program Graduate

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  • wdesouz@uwo.ca
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PhD, Neuroscience, McGill University
MSc, Neurorehabilitation, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
BSc, Physical Therapy, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte


Dr. Wagner H Souza is a physical therapist specialized in neurorehabilitation. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte – UFRN, in Brazil. Between 2012 and 2013, Wagner was a member of the Laboratory of Technological Innovation in Healthcare, where he helped to develop a brain-computer interface to assist patients in advanced stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – ALS. In 2013, he visited the MGH institute in Boston for a Team Based Learning training and joined the principles and practice of clinical research program at Harvard University in the following year. In 2014, Wagner started his PhD within the Integrated Program in Neuroscience at McGill University, where he has served as a teaching assistant for courses such as integrated neurorehabilitation, neurophysiology and biomechanics. At McGill, Wagner also worked as a tutor in sessions offered to professional foreign clinicians transitioning to Canada. His latest research concerns to human locomotion with a focus on obstacle avoidance and dual tasking in community spaces, studied through virtual reality. Passionate about innovation, Wagner believes in the development and translation of knowledge as a powerful instrument to improve life in society. After the fellowship, Wagner went on to join The John Hopkins University and later the University Health Network Toronto as a postdoctoral fellow.