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Who We Are

Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence (SCIRE) Community was developed by a team in the Rehabilitation Research Program at GF Strong Rehab Centre in Vancouver, BC with contributions from a wide network of scientists, health professionals, and community members.

Meet our team:

SCIRE Community Team

Janice Eng, PhD, PT is a Professor of the Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia and Scientist at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) Research Centre in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Eng leads SCIRE Community and is a co-lead of the SCIRE Project.

Dominik Zbogar, PhD is the coordinator for SCIRE Community at the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and Rehabilitation Research Program at GF Strong Rehabilitation in Vancouver, Canada. Dominik coordinates the project and provides writing and editing for SCIRE Community.

Matthew Querée, M.App.Psych is the coordinator of SCIRE Professional at the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and Rehabilitation Research Program at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, Canada. Matthew coordinates The SCIRE Project and assisted with the development of SCIRE Community.

Shannon Sproule, BSc PT is a clinician-researcher in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and Physical Therapist at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, Canada. Shannon is a clinical consultant, writer, and reviewer for SCIRE Community and SCIRE Professional.

Chelsea Chua is a student at the University of British Columbia and a Research Assistant in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and Rehabilitation Research Program at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, Canada. Chelsea provides project assistance and writing for SCIRE Community.

Vanessa Mok is a student at the University of British Columbia and a Research Assistant in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and Rehabilitation Research Program at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, Canada. Vanessa provides project assistance and writing for SCIRE Community.

 

SCIRE Project Executive

The SCIRE Project (Professional) is co-lead by Dr. Janice Eng and Dr. Robert Teasell, for more information about the SCIRE Project team, see SCIRE Editors.

 

SCIRE Community Contributors

SCIRE Community Working Group

The SCIRE Community Working Group consists of 19 community members, including people living with spinal cord injury, SCI clinicians, and other community stakeholders in Canada who provided guidance and input on the project throughout development.

Reviewers and Contributors

We are grateful to the contributions of clinical, research, and community members for reviewing our content and assisting with the project in many different ways.

Susan Andrews, Certified Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse, Enterostomal Therapist at Fraser Health Authority

Arlene Aspinall, Registered nurse, Vancouver General Hospital, National Clinical Liaison, Rick Hansen Institute

Chris S. Bailey, MD, FRCSC, Associate Professor, Western University

Darryl Caves, Physiotherapist, Vancouver Coastal Health

John Chernesky, Lead, Consumer Engagement, Rick Hansen Institute

Dr. B. Catharine Craven, Physiatrist and Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehab – UHN, Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Amrit Dhaliwal, Physiotherapist, Inpatient Spinal Cord Program, GF Strong Rehab Centre

Joel Gomez, Student physiotherapist, GF Strong Rehab Centre

Dr. Brad Hallam, Neuropsychologist, GF Strong Rehab Centre

Lesley Houle, RN, Sexual Health Clinician, GF Strong Rehab Centre

Gita Joshi, Registered Dietician, GF Strong Rehab Center

Dr. Andrei Krassioukov, Physiatrist, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and Associate Director and Scientist, ICORD, University of British Columbia

Dr. Tania Lam, Professor, UBC School of Kinesiology, Principal Investigator, ICORD

Carey Lee, Marketing & Network Engagement Lead, Rick Hansen Institute

Riley Louie, Physiotherapist, Neuromotion Physiotherapy

Dr. Patricia Mills, Physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, GF Strong Rehab Centre

Cathy Nevens, RN, Patient Care Coordinator: SCI Program, GF Strong Rehab Centre

Rachel Nicoletti, RN(C), BSN, Sexual Health Clinician, GF Strong Rehab Centre

Bonnie Nybo, Clinical Resource Nurse/Nurse Continence Advisor, GF Strong Rehab Center

Janet Parker, Registered Dietician, GF Strong Rehab Center

Tova Plashkes, Physiotherapist, Inpatient Spinal Cord Program, GF Strong Rehab Centre, National Clinical Liaison, Rick Hansen Institute

Holly Timms, Occupational Therapist, GF Strong Rehab Centre

Dr. Andrea Townson, Physiatrist, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Co-Acting Head, UBC Department of Medicine, SCIRE Project Executive

Felicia Wong, Physiotherapist, GF Strong Rehab Centre

 

Past Team Members

Christina Cassady, MScPT

Tiev Miller, MSc, MEd

Amanda Mow, MPT