Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)
Supervisor: Dr. Jackie Whittaker
Tell us a little bit about your lab!
Our lab, led by Dr. Jackie Whittaker, focuses on developing accessible and effective interventions to improve knee health and mitigate osteoarthritis (OA) risk in active persons. A unique characteristic of our lab is fostering clinician-scientists to help bridge the clinical and research world.
What project are you currently working on?
My thesis work has been inspired by my 10-year clinical experience as a physiotherapist. The overall arching goal of my program is to understand the influence of social support on participation in physical activity and exercise therapy after sport-related knee trauma and how one’s perceptions of social support is modified within the context of a knee health program that aims to mitigate the risk of OA in persons with past sport-related knee trauma.
What do you like to do outside of academia?
I enjoy being a plant mom, bouldering, weight lifting and exploring. Since moving to Vancouver, I’ve been fortunate to be able to see some great sights in this city and hike in Whistler.
Congratulations Linda on being our featured Student of the Month for July! Interested in seeing what else our Rehabilitation Sciences students and trainees are working on? Stay tuned for our next feature!