Dr. William Miller’s research team consists of two Research Coordinators, one Research Assistant, and two Work Learn students.
Colleen O’Melinn (Research Coordinator; BKin, University of British Columbia)
Colleen started at the Rehab Research Lab in September of 2015 as a Work Learn student. She recently completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology and transitioned into a research assistant position in August of 2017. She is very passionate about maintaining an active lifestyle and removing the barriers that prevent people from being active.
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 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-today living. Her goal is to pursue a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and become and a Speech-Language Pathologist.
Megan Lai (Work Learn Student, University of British Columbia)
Megan Lai joined the Rehab Research Lab in May of 2017 as a Work Learn Research Assistant. She is in her 2nd year of her undergrad at UBC studying microbiology. Her goal is to contribute to research working towards improving the quality of life of those with physical disabilities and their caregivers, as well as other ways to better integrate them into the larger community.
Vanessa Lim (Research Volunteer, University of British Columbia)
Vanessa Lim joined the Rehab Research Lab in May 2018 as a Work Learn Research Assistant and is currently a research volunteer. She recently graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Integrated Sciences. She is interested in learning more about how rehabilitation programs can be strengthen and improved through research in the field of Occupational Therapy. Her goals is to pursue a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and become and Occupational Therapist.