I am a physiotherapist living and working in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Originally from Hamilton Ontario, I worked for many years as a clinician in acute care and rehabilitation settings, in hospital and community environments. with a variety of patient populations. After completing my PhD in Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University (2013), and post-doctoral training at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and University of Waterloo, I joined the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University in 2015.
My research focuses on the development, evaluation and translation of strategies to optimize function and participation in older adults, and individuals with mobility limitations due to stroke and other neurological conditions. As Co-lead of the Oasis Project (www.oasis-aging-in-place.com) with Dr. Catherine Donnelly, recent research has focused on working with older adults living in naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs), such as high rise apartment buildings, to co-create and evaluate programs that support them to age well in the community. Related to this work, I am interested in the potential role that NORCs can play in supporting older adults to age-in-place, and more specifically, stay mobile and active as they age.