Breanne Kearney, M.RES., M.S. OTR/L 
University of Western Ontario

Breanne is a Neuroscience PhD Student under Dr. Ruth Lanius’ supervision at University of Western Ontario, Canada, and she holds a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire, USA, and a Master of Research degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London, UK. Previously, she worked with children with sensory challenges who struggled to manage their emotions and behavior in a variety of settings (e.g., home, school, in the community) using a play- and relationship-based approach.  Her preparation for that work included advanced training at the STAR Center in Denver, Colorado under the supervision of Dr. Lucy J. Miller and Dr. Lisa Porter. Breanne is grateful for having learned so much from her clients, which led to her passion for researching the senses and embodiment (i.e., how the body and mind interact) after trauma.  She is also passionate about exploring the use of bottom-up (i.e., body-based), relationship-focused approaches in the healing process.