Liisa Galea

Dr. Liisa Galea

Liisa Galea is a Professor in Psychology and Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at UBC and is a Scientific Advisor at Women’s Health Research Institute. The main goal of her research is to improve brain health for women and men by examining the influence of sex and sex hormones on normal and diseased brain states such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Galea is a Distinguished University Scholar and holds numerous scientific awards and a community engagement award (Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction award). She is the lead for UBC’s Women’s Health Research Cluster with over 100 members. She has given over 60 international speaking engagements, including keynotes. Liisa sits on the advisory board of Institute of Gender and Health at Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). She was recognized as a Fellow at International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) and the Kavli Foundation. She has over 150 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has over 10000 citations. Dr. Galea is the chief editor of FiN (Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology) the #2 Endocrinology journal. Dr. Galea has served on international scientific panels for National Institute of Health (US), Wellcome Trust (UK), CIHR, and NSERC. She serves committees/boards for Institute of Mental Health (UBC), Steroids and Nervous System (Italy), Sex and Gender (Canada), and Women’s Brain Project (Swiss).

For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Galea, please see Google Scholar.


University: University of British Columbia
Faculty: Arts
Department: Psychology
Position: Professor