Interim Director


Kalina Christoff

Dr. Kalina Christoff is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Christoff's work focuses on understanding human thought, using a combination of functional neuroimaging (fMRI), behavioral testing, and theoretical work. 

Dr. Christoff was appointed the Interim Director of the Peter Wall Institute in May 2019. She has a long-standing relationship with the Institute, having been an Early Career Scholar in 2005 and a Wall Scholar in 2017. She received her PhD (2001) in Psychology at Stanford University.

Past Directors

Philippe Tortell, Director 2016-2018

Gaston GórdilloInterim Director 2015-2016

Nancy Gallini, Interim Director 2014-2015

Janis SarraDirector 2012-2014

Dianne NewellDirector 2006-2011; Interim Director 2003-2006

Olav Slaymaker, Acting Director 2004-2005

Ken MacCrimmon, Director 1996-2003