Associate Professor

Nick Reed

Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy


Bloorview Research Institute - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4G 1R8
Research Interests
Concussion, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Injury, Assessment, Outcome Measurement, Intervention, Education, Knowledge Translation, Student-Led Environments
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Nick Reed completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology at McMaster University, his Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy within the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto, and his PhD within the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto.  

He is a Senior Clinician Scientist within the Bloorview Research Institute, Co-Director of the Concussion Centre and the Holland Family Chair in Acquired Brain Injury at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor within the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and a member of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto. 

His work focuses on developing, delivering and evaluating research, educational and clinical programming specific to youth and concussion. His passion is helping youth do the things they need, want and love to do in their lives.

Recent Publications

  1. Reed, N., Silverberg, N.D, Iaccarino, M.A., McCrea, M., McCulloch, K.L., Panenka, W., Gregory, E., Dams-O'Connor, K., Iverson, G.L., Weyer Jamora, C., Belanger, H., McKinney, G., Cogan, A.M., Provvidenza, C. Returning to activity after a concussion. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2019 Jan 30. pii: S0003-9993(18)31591-0. [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Toong, T., Wilson, K., Urban, K., Paniccia, M., Hunt, A., Keightley, M. & Reed, N. Grip strength in youth ice hockey players: Normative values and predictors of performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2018 Dec: 32 (12): 3494-3502. (Trainee Publication). Senior Responsible Author
  3. Reed, N., Leeder, K., & Zemek, R.  Patient Engagement in Pediatric Concussion Research. CMAJ. 2018 Nov 7: 190 (Issue Suppl): S28-S30.
  4. Hunt, A., Laupacis, D., Kawaguchi, E., Greenspoon, D., & Reed, N. Key ingredients to an active rehabilitation program post-concussion:  Perspectives of youth and parents. Brain Injury. 2018 July (Epub ahead of print). Senior Responsible Author
  5. Paniccia, M.,Verweel, L., Thomas, S., Taha, T., Keightley, M., Wilson, K., & Reed, N. Heart Rate Variability Following Youth Concussion: How do Autonomic Regulation and Concussion Symptoms Differ Over Time Post-Injury?. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine. 2018 Oct 1:4(1):e000355. (Trainee Publication). Senior Responsible Author

Honours and Awards

  • Rising Star Alumni Award, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Canada. (Research Award). [2018]
  • Gold Quill Award of Merit - Media Relations, International Association of Business Communications. [2016]
  • Prevention Award, Brain Injury Canada, Canada. (Research Award) [2016]