Janice J Eng, PhD, PT/OT is Professor of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and Scientist at the GF Strong Rehab Centre and the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada. She is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a recipient of the Jonas Salk Award for life-long contributions to reducing disability. Dr. Eng is the co-leader of the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE) project which has served as a platform for initiating several novel international knowledge translation projects in spinal cord injury. Her research interests also include the development of novel rehabilitation exercise interventions in people with neurological conditions.
Robert W Teasell, MD, FRCPC is Professor/Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Western University and Parkwood Institute (St. Joseph’s Health Care) in London, Ontario. Dr. Teasell is co-leader of the SCIRE project. His research interests are in evidence-based applications to clinical rehabilitation practice with a specific interest in neurorehabilitation and chronic pain, particularly the role of personality in coping with pain.
William C Miller, PhD, BScOT is Professor of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia and ICORD Research Centre. He is the recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Career Award. Dr. Miller’s research interests include the measurement and epidemiology of mobility disability. He was instrumental in developing a pan-Canadian Outcome Measures Toolkit for SCI clinicians and also leads a transdisciplinary Canadian research team to enable better wheelchair use.
Dalton L Wolfe, PhD is an Associate Scientist in the Program of Aging, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care in the Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario. Dr. Wolfe has a background in clinical neurophysiology and research methods. His current research interests are in the areas of health promotion and functional electrical stimulation-assisted exercise for people with SCI.
Andrea F Townson, MD, FRCPC, MHPEd is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Associate Head, Education, in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She is an attending physician on the spinal cord injury rehabilitation program at GF Strong Rehab Centre. Her research interests include spinal cord injury, high tetraplegia, ventilator dependency and health professions education.
Jane TC Hsieh, MSc. has over 20 years in various senior executive positions in non-governmental and biotechnology organizations overseeing clinical research in academic, non-profit and industry settings. Although her experience covers several neurological indications, spinal cord injury has consistently been her primary area of interest. As the current Executive Director of the Wings for Life Accelerated Translational Program, Jane’s current focus in that role is to facilitate translation of cutting edge interventions aimed at finding a cure for spinal cord injury. This international presence allows Jane to link groups from around the world to the clinically integrated SCI Research program within Parkwood Institute where she is a Lawson Health Research Institute Associate Scientist.
Sandra J Connolly, BHScOT(C), OTReg. (Ont.) is a practicing Occupational Therapist. Ms. Connolly is a SCIRE editor and a contributing author to several chapters. Her research interests include management of the neurologically impaired hand and upper limb as well as outcome measures.
*The SCIRE team is sad to report that Sandra passed away in late 2016. We are grateful for Sandra’s many contributions to the SCIRE Project over the years. Our deepest condolences to her friends and family.
Ben Mortenson, PhD, MSc is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia and is a principal investigator at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Research Program and the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries. Dr. Mortenson’s research focuses on four overlapping areas: assistive technology, social participation, caregiving, and outcome measurement. He is the recipient of a CIHR New Investigator career scientist award.
Vanessa K Noonan, BSc PT, MSc, PhD is the Director of Research and Best Practice Implementation at the Rick Hansen Institute, located in Vancouver, BC. Her research interests include data standards, outcome measurement, knowledge translation and health system improvement.
Shannon Sproule, BA, BSc PT is a Physiotherapist in the SCI Outpatient and Wound Program at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, BC. Her research interests include clinical relevance and better standards of practice in SCI.
Amanda McIntyre, RN, MSc, BSc, BScN is a Research Associate at the Lawson Health Research Institute, St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute and the SCIRE Research Coordinator in London, Ontario.
Swati Mehta, MA, PhD, is a Research Consultant at the Lawson Health Research Institute, St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute in London, Ontario. She is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Online Therapy Unit for Service Education and Research at the University of Regina. Swati is interested in providing access to comprehensive mental health services for persons with spinal cord injury to improve their pain management and emotional wellbeing.
Matthew Querée, M.App.Psych. is the SCIRE Research Coordinator at the GF Strong Rehab Centre in Vancouver, Canada. He manages the Systematic reviews for the Vancouver team, in addition to handling the Social Media and Communications for the SCIRE Project. Matthew’s research interests are in Knowledge Translation, Partnership Models and Best Practices in Health Care and Health Systems improvement.
Jerome Iruthayarajah, BSc is a MSc student in the Epidemiology & Biostatistics program at Western University, and a Research Assistant at the Lawson Health Research Institute, St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute in London, Ontario.