Naznin Virji-Babul

Degrees / Credentials



Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Director, Perception-Action Lab, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health


Full Member

Contact Info

Mailing Address
2215 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Research Information

Dr. Virji-Babul is a physical therapist and a neuroscientist. Her Lab (Brain Development: Perception to Action) uses a combination of behavioural and brain imaging tools (i.e. DTI and EEG) to probe the brain and investigate the patterns of brain activation as they relate to perceptual-motor and social-emotional development in children and youth. Dr. Virji-Babul also has a strong research focus on concussion in adolescents. Her goals are to develop sensitive, multimodal measures of brain injury that can be used for early diagnosis and use these measures to chart the recovery process following concussion. Dr. Virji-Babul works collaboratively with faculty in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics and in the Developmental Neurosciences and Child Health Cluster at the Child and Family Research Institute.



  • traumatic brain injury
  • mTBI
  • mild traumatic brain injury
  • concussion
  • imaging
  • developmental neuroscience
  • cognition