Trainee Team

I am actively recruiting MSc, PhD and Post-doctoral trainees who have an interest in pursuing graduate studies in several key areas related to the measurement, epidemiology and/or intervention of mobility related disabilities. I currently have a Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity available for a student interested in mHealth, Mobility and Assistive Technology. Please click here to learn more about this research opportunity.

I value trainees who are interested in doing research with older adults related to:



1. Wheelchair use

2. Assistive technology

3. Participation in social and daily activities

4. Self-efficacy

5. Commercial level virtual reality programs


Exciting graduate student opportunities are also available to those who wish to pursue studies in the aforementioned areas from the spinal cord injury population, through the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD). As a member of ICORD, I will be assisting in developing the Rehabilitation Research Theme which will include a lab to examine an individual’s function in a wheelchair as well as the development of new assistive technologies to assist wheelchair users.

All of my trainees have received funding through external scholarships from such bodies as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation as well as some diagnostic specific foundations (eg/ Heart and Stroke Foundation). Some UBC funding is also available.

Contact me by e-mail for more information if you are interested in working with me or you wish to learn more about trainee funding.