Verner Knott , PhD

Dr. Verner J. Knott is a Senior Scientist in the Clinical Neuroelectrophysiology and Cognitive Research (EEG) Laboratory at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR), affiliated with the University of Ottawa; a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry; an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Graduate Studies and the Neuroscience Program at the University of Ottawa; and an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences at Carleton University. He also has cross-appointment status and supervisory privileges within the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Following his Ph.D. (1976), which was completed at the University of London and York University (England), Dr. Knott served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Psychopharmacology Unit of the University of Guelph (Canada) and then moved to The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, where he received his clinical registration (C. Psych.; 1979) for practicing psychology in the province of Ontario. Previously, he was Director of the EEG Laboratory, until his partial retirement in March 2017.

Dr. Knott’s research program specializes in the utilization of neuroelectrophysiologic (quantitative EEG, ERPs) and computerized behavioral tests to examine central correlates of cognitive, affective and motoric deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders (including addictions [e.g. nicotine], schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and dementia) and their amelioration with pharmacotherapeutic, neurostimulatory, and behavioral treatments. He is involved in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students and is a member of a number of professional organizations.  He has published over 150 papers/chapters in peer reviewed journals and scientific texts and has presented over 100 papers at international scientific meetings.