Program Chair

Dr. Lara Boyd

Physical Therapy, Professor 


(604) 827- 3369

Neuroplasticity, Neuroimaging, Stroke, Motor Learning, Brain Stimulation


Dr. Kristin Campbell

Physical Therapy 


(604) 827-4704

Exercise, Cancer, Rehabilitation

Dr. Janice Eng

Physical Therapy 


(604) 714-4105

Neurorehabilitation, Stroke Recovery, Spinal Cord Injury, Exercise, Clinical Trials

Dr. Susan Forwell

Occupational Therapy



Chronic neurological conditions and their impact on chosen occupations. Current projects include fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS); pain and fatigue in spinal cord injury (SCI); fatigue in traumatic brain injury (TBI); adults successfully living with MS; and significant life transitions.

Dr. Jordan Guenette

Physical Therapy 


(604) 682-2344 ext: 62129

Exercise, Cardio-respiratory Physiology, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, COPD, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology Laboratory

Dr. Liisa Holsti

Occupational Therapy


(604) 875-2000 ext: 5200

 Assessing and treating pain and stress in preterm infants in NCIU

Dr. Michael Hunt

Physical Therapy 


(604) 827-4721

Biomechanics, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Osteoarthritis, Movement Analysis

Dr. Tal Jarus

Occupational Therapy


(604) 827-3392

Motor learning with an emphasis on skill acquisition, retention and generalization. Occupational performance, participation, health and well-being.

Dr. Linda Li

Physical Therapy 


(604) 871-4577

Arthritis, Model of Care, Help-seeking, Communication Technology, Knowledge Translation

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose

Physical Therapy


(604) 875-4111 ext: 69059

Aging, Physical Activity, Mobility, Cognitive Function, Randomized Controlled Trials

Dr. Bill Miller

Occupational Therapy 


(604) 714-4107

Epidemiology, determinants and measurement of mobility disability among older adults, including the study balance and ambulation confidence, and assessment of assistive technology used to enable mobility disabled.

Dr. Ben Mortenson

Occupational Therapy, Department Head


(604) 675-8870

Assistive technology, social participation, caregiving and outcome measurement

Dr. Alex Scott

Physical Therapy, Department Head 


(604) 827-4959

Tendinopathy, Overuse Injuries, Mechanotherapy, Intramuscular Stimulation

Dr. Jill Zwicker

Occupational Therapy 


(604) 875-2345 ext. 5948

Using advanced neuroimaging techniques, she examines brain differences in children with developmental coordination disorder and explores early brain development in relation to neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature newborns.

Associate Professors

Dr. Skye Barbic

Occupational Therapy


(604) 822–0770

Mental health, mental illness (specializing in young adults), recovery, supported employment; and understanding the role of clinical outcome assessment (specializing in Rasch Measurement) to inform relevant service needs of Canadians with mental illness.

Dr. Pat Camp

Physical Therapy 


(604) 806-9144

Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Exercise, Chronic Lung Disease, Epidemiology,
Knowledge Translation

Dr. Suzanne Huot

Occupational Therapy 


(604) 822-7395

Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges

Dr. Laura Nimmon

Occupational Therapy 


(604) 875-4111 ext. 21256

Health professions education, medical education, interdependence, human connection, social theories, qualitative research.

Dr. Jackie Whittaker

Physical Therapy 



A lifespan approach to preventing osteoarthritis, Injury prevention, Musculoskeletal rehabilitation, Exercise-therapy

Dr. Brodie Sakakibara

Occupational Therapy 


Chronic disease self-management and prevention, Telehealth, Measurement of chronic disease, Complex behavioural intervention, patient-oriented research

Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul

Physical Therapy


(604) 827-4966

Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Perception-Action Coupling, Mirror Neurons, Facial Expression

Assistant Professors

Dr. Clare Ardern

Physical Therapy


Musculoskeletal conditions and rehabilitation, digital health, eHealth, orthopaedics, sports medicine, patient-partnership, meta-science, peer review, research impact.

Dr. Stephanie Glegg

Occupational Therapy


Move knowledge into action to generate impact: to improve health services delivery and policy, to enhance health outcomes, and to advance the science of knowledge translation/ implementation science, evidence-informed practice, needs assessment, program development and evaluation, theory, research methods.

Dr. Julia Henderson

Occupational Therapy 


Older adults, cultural age studies, lived experience of dementia, personhood and social citizenship, intergenerational relations, qualitative methods, arts-based methods especially theatre and performance, occupational performance, participation, and quality of life.

Dr. Courtney Pollock

Physical Therapy


Impact of neurological changes associated with aging, disease and injury on motor control, motor control of walking balance and balance reactions

Dr. Julia Schimdt

Occupational Therapy 


(604) 714 4105

Brain injury rehabilitation, cognitive impairment, self-awareness, self-identity, neurological responses to injury and recovery

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Dr. Taru Manyanga

Physical Therapy


Assessment of movement behaviors and health indicators (e.g., body composition) in healthy or clinical populations among children and adolescents.