Dr. William Miller’s research team consists of two Research Coordinators, one Research Assistant, and three Work Learn students.

Ally Malinowski (Research Coordinator, MPH, University of Victoria; BSc Kin, Queens University)

Ally started at the Rehab Research Lab in July 2019. She has been working in occupational therapy research since 2017, and has a background in autism research, public health research, and community health initiatives. She is very interested in preventative health initiatives that focus on physical activity, mental health, chronic disease prevention, and nutrition to promote general health and well-being for all.



Christopher Yao (Research Coordinator; MSc Kin, University of Victoria; BA Kin, Western University)

Christopher started with Bill’s research team in June 2018. He has a background in health behaviour change with a particular focus on child and older adult physical activity. He has a genuine interest in technologies that enable and optimize health and chronic disease prevention and management.




Erica Digby (Research Assistant; BSc, Biology, University of Idaho)

Erica Digby joined the Rehab Research Lab in April 2017 as a research coordinator for the CoPILOT study. She is also on Canada’s national track and field team and races the 5000m and 1500m. She hopes to do a Masters in Occupational Therapy in the future.




Geoffrey Charm (Work Learn Student, University of British Columbia)

Geoffrey Charm joined the Rehab Research Lab in May of 2016 as a Work Learn Research Assistant.  He is in his 3rd year of undergrad at UBC studying human physiology and neuroscience.  He is interested in research pertaining to the physical and neurological repair of the human body.  His goal is to pursue a career in medicine as a researcher-practitioner in the field of rehabilitation sciences.




Ashley Chand (Work Learn Student, University of British Columbia)

Ashley Chand joined the Rehab Research Lab in September 2018 as a Work Learn Research Assistant. She is currently in her 4th year of her undergrad at UBC studying speech sciences and psychology. She is interested in learning more about how the implementation of various rehabilitation programs and educational tools can benefit individuals in their day-to-day living. Her goal is to pursue a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and become and a Speech-Language Pathologist.



Danielle Mee (Work Learn Student, University of British Columbia)

Danielle Mee joined the Rehab Research Lab in April 2019 as a Work Learn Project Assistant. She recently completed her undergraduate degree at UBC in Kinesiology. She comes to the Research Lab with experience teaching yoga and providing therapeutic massage. Her interests are empowering individuals to overcome barriers, promote integration and reduce isolation.