• Research Associate, Injury Prevention Research Office, Division of Neurosurgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow (2011-2013), Injury Prevention Research Office, Division of Neurosurgery, St. Michael’s Hospital & Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Special Lecturer, (2005-current), Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto
  • NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2001-2006



  • Team Grant Strategic Teams in Applied Injury Research, (2009-2014), CIHR Team in Traumatic Brain Injury and Violence; # TIR-103946. (Co-I)
  • CIHR Café Scientifique Grant. Knowledge Translation: Lose it or Lose it. The role of cognitive reserve and cognitive engagement in leisure activities (music listening, music making) on neuropathology (2012). (PI)
  • CIHR (applied September 16, 2013; 3 years grant), Sport concussion in adolescents: From Predictors to PolicyExplore the potential relationships between important pre-injury factors and post-injury outcomes of concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) in a group of grades 8 to 12 adolescent male and female students over a five year period. By using a longitudinal design involving approximately 2500 students per year, we aim at systematically collect and analyze data related to the following: pre-injury psychosocial and behavioural measurements, biomarkers (e.g., auditory perceived affective sensitivity, neuro-imaging techniques) and neurocognitive functioning.



  • Ilie, G., Boak, A., Adlaf, E. M., Asbridge, M., Cusimano, M.D.(2013) Prevalence and Correlates of Traumatic Brain Injury Among Adolescents. Journal of American Medical Association, 309(24): 1-2.
  • Ilie, G. & Rehana, R. (2013) Effects of individual music playing and music listening on acute stress recovery. Canadian Journal for Music Therapy, 19(1); 23-46.
  • Ilie, G. & Thompson, W. F. (2011). Affective and cognitive changes following prolonged exposure to music and speech. Music Perception, 28 (3), 247-264.
  • Ilie, G. & Thompson, W.F. (2006). A comparison of acoustic cues in music and speech for three dimensions of affect. Music Perception 23(4), 319-329.
  • Thompson, W. F., Schellenberg, E. G., & Husain (Ilie), G. (2004). Decoding speech prosody: Do music lessons help? Emotion, 4, 46-64.
  • Thompson, W. F., Schellenberg, E. G., & Husain (Ilie), G. (2003). Perceiving prosody in speech –Effects of Music Lessons. Neurosciences and Music, 999, 530- 532.