Associate Professor

Jennifer Campos



Toronto Rehab - University Centre - UHN
550 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 2A2
Research Interests
Sensory Health, Perception, Vision, Hearing, Vestibular, Mobility, Virtual Reality, Simulation, Cognition
MSc, PhD

Dr. Jennifer Campos is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Multisensory Integration and Aging. Jenny is the Associate Director - Academic, Senior Scientist, Chief Scientist of the Challenging Environments Assessment Laboratory and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology (University of Toronto). She is also the Associate Scientific Director of AGE-WELL. Jenny’s research focuses on enhancing safe mobility during walking and driving under realistic and challenging conditions. This includes understanding how age-related sensory impairments (e.g., vision, hearing) and cognitive impairments can increase the risk of falls and vehicle collisions (e.g., in healthy older adults, those with hearing loss, dementia). She uses virtual reality and simulation technologies to a) carefully recreate real-world conditions, to ensure the generalizability of research outcomes to real-world applications and b) adapt these technologies for training and rehabilitation interventions. Jenny is also the Director of the KITE Young Innovators youth outreach program.

Recent Publications

1. Gabriel, G.A.*, Harris, L.R., Henriques, D., Campos, J.L. (2022). The effects of training on Visual-Vestibular Heading Judgments in Younger and Older Adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

2. Appel, L.* Ali, S., Narang, T., Mozeson, K., Pasat, Z., Orchanian-Cheff, A., Campos, J.L. (2021). Virtual Reality to Promote Wellbeing in Persons with Dementia: A Scoping Review. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies.

3. Carr, S.*, Li, K.Z., Pichora-Fuller, M.K., Campos, J.L. (2020). Effects of age on listening and postural control during realistic multitasking conditions. Human Movement Science, 73, 102664.

4. Carpenter, M.G., Campos, J.L. (2020). The effects of hearing loss on balance: a critical review. Ear and Hearing, 47, p107S-119S

5. Campos, J.L., Launer, S. (2020). From healthy hearing to healthy living: a holistic approach. Ear and Hearing, 47, p99S-106S.

Honours & Awards

  • 2022 | Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Science Promotion Award 
  • 2022 | Contribution to Student and Professional Education: Leader Award - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network
  • 2021 | Senior Scientist Mentorship and Leadership Award - KITE - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network