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Debbie

Debbie Field (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Debbie Field is an occupational therapist who has specialized in assistive technology provision for children and adults with physical disabilities for over 20 years. She is now completing her PhD with Dr. Bill Miller. Her research focuses on developing a toolkit of outcome measures for clinicians and researchers that capture the impact that power mobility provision has on children’s participation.

POWER Mobility Development Toolkit Phase 1 – Delphi Survey Summary of Findings

POWER Mobility Development Toolkit Phase 2 – Summary of Findings coming soon!

POWER Mobility Development Toolkit Phase 3 – Summary of Findings coming soon!

POWER to be kids YouTube Video

 

Emma

Emma Smith (PhD Candidate)

Emma Smith is a PhD student in the Rehabilitation Sciences program at UBC, supervised by Dr. Bill Miller. She is an Occupational Therapist with a clinical background in Assistive Technology, and a focus on wheelchairs and alternate access to computing and AAC devices. Emma’s research focus is on power mobility use and training in older adults.

3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Video
UBC Grad Student Profile

 

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Delphine Labbé (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Delphine Labbé is a postdoc fellow under the supervision of Dr. Bill Miller. She completed a PhD in community psychology and she is interested in understanding the environmental factors having an impact on the social participation of people with disabilities. Here research will focus on community rehabilitation and the impact of activities on social participation and mobility.

 

 

Elham Esfandiari (PhD Candidate)

Elham Esfandiari is a PhD student in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr. Bill Miller. Her educational and clinical background is in prosthetics and orthotics. Her research will focus on the effect of an mHealth (mobile health) approach to promote self-management after lower limb amputation.

 

 

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Dolapo Owonuwa (Masters Student)

Dolapo is a MSc student in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia, supervised by Dr. Bill Miller. Her research background is in ergonomics; and her educational and clinical background are in physiotherapy. She intends to explore the use of manual lever-propelled wheelchairs as a viable means of optimizing mobility in geriatric populations.