Paul van Donkelaar

Degrees / Credentials

PhD, Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary


Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBCO

Associate Vice-Principal Research, UBCO


Full Member

Paul van Donkelaar is a professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences and the Associate Vice-Principal, Research at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. His research team examines mechanisms and effects of traumatic brain injury on cerebrovascular, sensorimotor, and neurocognitive function in contact sport athletes and survivors of intimate partner violence.

Contact Info

Mailing Address
School of Health and Exercise Science
UBC Okanagan Campus
1147 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

Research Information

Dr. van Donkelaar studies the behavioural and physiological effects of traumatic brain injury.



  • concussion
  • intimate partner violence
  • sensorimotor control
  • cerebrovascular physiology