Alumni

Past Research Graduates

 

Name Degree Years Research Project Where are they now?
Sommeyah Mohammadi Post-Doctoral Feburary 2018 – May 2021 Hip Instructional Prehabilitation Program for Enhanced Recovery (HIPPER) Kingston University, London
Delphine Labbé Post-Doctoral March 2016 – April 2019 Enhancing community participation in Canadians with physical disabilities: Development, implementation and evaluation of a partnered strategy (CDPP) Assistant Professor at University of Illinois Chicago
Emma Smith PhD September 2013 – April 2019 Powered wheelchair skills training for older adults with cognitive impairment: Using shared control to facilitate independence.

3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Video

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Maynooth University, Ireland.
Dolapo Owonuwa MSc September 2016 – December 2018 Exploring diverse stakeholders’ perspectives on how technological factors influence motorized mobility scooter usability and safety, and how these can be enhanced.
Bita Imam PhD September 2011 – May 2017 Investigate the use of a home-based Nintendo Wii rehabilitation program for individuals with a lower limb amputation. Medical school
Debbie Field PhD January 2010 – June 2016 Developing a toolkit of outcome measures for clinicians and researchers that capture the impact that power mobility provision has on children’s participation.

POWER to be kids YouTube Video

Clinical Instructor UBC OT
Ed Giesbrecht PhD September 2010 – May 2016 Effectiveness of providing wheelchair skills training to older adults, and the resulting impact on community participation Associate Professor  University of Manitoba OT
Krista Best PhD September 2009 – November 2014 Manual wheelchair users: understanding participation and skill development Assistant Professor Universite Laval
Brodie Sakakibara PhD September 2008 – August 2013 Towards on understanding of self-efficacy with using a manual wheelchair Assistant Professor UBC OT
Claudine Auger Post-Doctoral March 2010 – December 2012 Feasibility and Utility of a Systematic Follow-up of Older Wheelchair Users with an Interactive Voice Response System Professor Universite du Montreal
Shahriar Parvaneh Post-Doctoral January 2011 – December 2011 Evidence-based Evaluation of Program Interventions to Achieve Positive Community Integration Outcome for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury Assistant Professor Queen’s University
Paula Rushton PhD September 2006 – December 2010 Development and Validation of the Wheelchair Confidence Scale Associate Professor Universite du Montreal
Mike Bodner PhD January 2004 – December 2009 Health Behaviour Change in Physical Therapy Associate Professor Trinity Western University
Ben Mortenson PhD January 2006 – July 2009 Wheelchair Mobility, Participation and Quality of Life in Long-term Care Residents Assistant Professor UBC OT
Jocelyn Harris PhD September 2004 – March 2009 An Upper Limb Homework Program after Stroke Associate Professor McMaster University
Jeanne Yiu MSc January 2006 – December 2009 Natural History of Confidence, Fear of Falling and Mobility after Stroke Occupational Therapist
Jennifer Garden MSc January 2006 – July 2009 Measurement Properties of the WhOM Occupational Therapist, Instructor & Fieldwork Manager at Capilano University
Christina Ekegren MSc January 2006 – January 2008 Measurement Properties of a Visual Screening Test for Knee Valgus Senior Research Fellow Monash University
Miho Asano MSc January 2003 – September 2005 Development of a New Self-Report Questionnaire: The Ambulatory Self-Confidence Questionnaire Assistant Professor National University of Singapore
Erica Botner MSc January 2003 – January 2005 Measuring Leisure among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries Certified Recreation Therapist, Founder and Director of Recreotherapy
Cary Cuncic Internal Medicine Resident October 2004 – March 2006 Community mobility of older patients following acute hospitalization Clinical Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Curriculum, UBC
Viem Nguyen Rehab Medicine Resident June 2003 – July 2005 Measurement properties of the L test for gait in hospitalized elderly Doctor specializing in pain management

Past Research Coordinators

 

 

Name Where are they now?
Adam Alic Adventuring
Ally Malinowski
Chris Yao Occupational Therapy Student
Colleen O’Melinn Occupational Therapy Student
Naomi Katz BC Government
Kate Ketch Director of Research Fraser Health
Elmira Chan Pre-Post Review Manager UBC REB
Brandon Wong
Patricia Hse

 

Past MOT Graduates

Name Degree Years Research Project

Jory Campbell & Elliot Flockhart

MOT Major Project April 2019 – November 2020

Erin O’Neil & Joanne Wong

MOT Major Project April 2019 – November 2020

Amber Sands & Maddy Tremblay

MOT Major Project April 2019 – November 2020

Caleb Conley & Justin Warford 

MOT Major Project January 2018 – August 2019

Holly Reid & Tish Huijbregts

MOT Major Project January 2018 – August 2019
Michelle Stevens & Olga Mavritsakis MOT Major Project January 2017 – August 2018
Jazzmin Travares & Bryn Matheson  MOT Major Project January 2017 – August 2018
Sarah Christie & Emma Davis  MOT Major Project January 2017 – August 2018
Hanna Kirsten & Rachel Degan  MOT Major Project January 2017 – August 2018

Darren Wiebe & Justin Turner 

MOT Major Project September 2016- August 2017
Talia Budlovsky & Rhiannon Evans  MOT Major Project January 2016- August 2017
Jeannise Nichols & Alan Osiovich  MOT Major Project January 2016- August 2017
Abilee Kellet & Rhaya Howich  MOT Major Project January 2016- August 2017
Kimberley Jung & Michelle Russell MOT Major Project September 2015- August 2016 Target population feedback on a wheelchair skills training video game
Marina Khenson & Chelsey Tyler MOT Major Project September 2015- August 2016 Creation of 2nd edition of PleasureAble: A sexual device manual for people
Hina Mahmood & Danelle Fuller MOT Major Project September 2015- August 2016 Comparison of the standard and JoyBar power wheelchair control joystick
Heather Whitlock & Breanna Heinrich MOT Major Project September 2014- August 2015 Qualitative Evaluation of Video Gaming Programs for Improving Function in Older Adults with a Single-leg Below-knee or Above-knee Amputation
Kimberley Low& Joseph Wong MOT Major Project September 2014- August 2015 WST-P Reliability Testing
Heather Corra & Stephanie Goodmanson MOT Major Project September 2014- August 2015 Confidence in Performing Activities and Participation Post Stroke Exploring Clinical Usefulness of the Wheelchair Outcome Measure for Young People
Derek Bains & Andrea Schneider MOT Major Project September 2013- August 2014 Validity of the Wheeling While Talking Test
Carmina Tang & Mytyl Aiga MOT Major Project September 2012- August 2013 Client Perceptions of a New Home Access Device
Amanda Boyd & Carolyn Chew MOT Major Project September 2011- August 2012 Effectiveness of a Wheelchair Skills Training Program for Caregivers of Power Mobility Users
Chantelle  Fortin & Joshua Stone MOT Major Project September 2011- August 2012 New Exoskeleton Technologies – Health Professionals and End-users Perspectives
Holly Enns & Brian O’Rourke MOT Major Project January 2010 – August 2012 Accessibility Solutions for Outside Stair Use
Brian Condon & Jason Thorne MOT Major Project January 2010 – August 2012 Elevation Wheelchair
Shelly Zonneveld & Andrea Chamberlain MOT Major Project January 2010 – August 2012
Kirstein Oldale & Karen Gavac MOT Major Project January 2010 – August 2012 The Lived Experience of Performance-Oriented Wheelchair Dance
Thea Borserio & Brittany Guile MOT Major Project January 2010 – August 2012 Wheelchair dance experiences of wheelchair users: Perspectives from dancers and their able-bodied dance partners
Chelsea Soles & Anneli Luts MOT Major Project September 2010 – August 2011
Melissa Lee & Katherine Schelesny MOT Major Project September 2010 – August 2011 A Descriptive Investigation into Dysphagia in Adults with Down Syndrome
Daniel Hannaford & Sean Lloyd MOT Major Project September 2010 – August 2011 Efficacy of the Wheelchair Skills Training Program on Improving Manual Wheelchair User Confidence: A pilot study
Viara Nikolova & Melanie Souza MOT Major Project September 2010 – August 2011 Efficacy of the Wheelchair Skills Training Program for improving confidence with using a manual wheelchair in younger and older able-bodied adults: A pilot RCT
Wayne Felder & Matt Deroin MOT Major Project September 2009 – September 2010 Mobility Technology: Views of Older Adults Using Power Mobility
Marsha Matheson & Sarah Atkinson MOT Major Project September 2009 – September 2010 An Investigation of Fatigue in Adults with Neurological & Neuromuscular Disorders in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Population: A Pilot Study
Brittany Waters & Karina Koczapski MOT Major Project September 2009 – September 2010 Development of a Wheelchair Participation Measure for an Adolescent Population
Kimberley Stockman & Carly Duggleby MOT Major Project September 2009 – November 2009 Development of a Wheelchair Participation Measure for an Adolescent Population
Hazel Choi & Michelle Agon MOT Major Project September 2009 – November 2009 Decision-Making Factors in Route-Planning for Power Wheelchairs Users
Jaclyn Cross & Jenny Simpson MOT Major Project September 2008 – November 2009 Power mobility as an intervention for neglect post stroke: A pilot study
Jennifer Alford & Sarah Landry MOT Major Project September 2008 – November 2009
Mikki Bartel & Debra Stern MOT Major Project September 2007 – September 2008
Sandi Jagday & Crystal McAvena MOT Major Project September 2007 – September 2008 Investigating Fatigue in Adults with Neurological & Neuromuscular Disorders in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Population: A Pilot Study
Kate Naphtali & Edith MacHattie MOT Major Project September 2008 – September 2009
Jeffrey Kwantes & Jebby Dykerna MOT Major Project September 2006 – September 2007 Comparing Length of Stay of Hip Arthroplasty Patients Who Receive Individual versus Group Pre-Admission Education Sessions
Tanya Fakes-Kirby & Michelle Wheeler MOT Major Project September 2006 – September 2007 Fatigue in Spinal Cord Injury
Jana Good & Natasha White MOT Major Project September 2006 – September 2007 Reliability and Responsiveness of the Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM) in Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Adalia Jetha & Stacey Tong MOT Major Project September 2006 – September 2007 Interrater and Test-Retest Reliability and Criterion Validity of Dysphagia Assessment using the Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) Method
Melissa Bourbonniere & Laura Fawcett MOT Major Project September 2004 – September 2005