Kathryn M. Sibley, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Integrated Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation Sciences

Team

Research Team

Principal Investigator: Dr. Kathryn M. Sibley, PhD

Kate is the Canada Research Chair in Integrated Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation Sciences, Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, and Director of the Knowledge Translation platform at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation.

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Alexandra Korall

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Alexandra Korall is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Knowledge Translation Platform at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation at the University of Manitoba. She holds a BSc in Kinesiology with a specialization in Ergonomics and Human Factors, and a PhD in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (both awarded from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada). Her PhD research was mainly focused on examining barriers and enablers to the use of hip protectors among residents in long-term care, as a means to prevent fall-related hip fractures. Key focuses of Alexandra’s Post-Doctoral research include identifying barriers and enablers to uptake of core outcome sets among researchers undertaking randomized controlled trials to examine interventions to prevent falls in older adults, and to identify barriers and enablers to uptake of patient, caregiver and clinician identified research priorities established using the James Lind Alliance methodology among health researchers and funding agencies in Canada.

PhD Student: Leah Crockett

leah-crockett-2017Leah is a PhD student with Dr. Sibley in the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.  Leah holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences and an MSc from the University of Manitoba and has worked in the KT Platform at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba as a Knowledge Broker since July 2015.  For her PhD work, she is particularly interested in integrated KT in the area of child health.

Research Coordinator: Masood Khan

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Masood works as a Research Coordinator with Dr. Sibley. Previously, he worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg where he was involved in various research projects in a wide range of different areas. Masood has a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Manitoba and is interested in applied health research.

 

Master’s Student: Alexie Touchette

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Alexie started her M.Sc. with Dr. Sibley in September 2017. Her project focuses on understanding the factors to balance training in community-based exercise programs for seniors. Her long-term goals are to help create evidence-based treatment plans and programs to improve physical and cognitive health at the population level.

 

Collaborator: Serena Hickes, BA

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Serena is a co-researcher with Dr. Sibley on the Valuing All Voices project focused on improving patient engagement in Canada. Serena has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Canadian Indigenous Studies. She is committed to volunteer service with organizations such as the Manitoba Inuit Association, the WRHA, and the TREKK Parent Advisory Group.

Research Assistant: Dawn Steliga

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Dawn Steliga is a research assistant in the Knowledge Translation Platform at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation at the University of Manitoba. She is currently working on completing her Interdisciplinary Health Science degree with a minor in Psychology at the University of Manitoba. Dawn has her advanced diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy (awarded from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies) and has been practicing as a registered massage therapist for the past ten years.  She is interested in integrated KT in the area of massage therapy.

Research Assistant: Parneet Sabhi

f6f9d917-d1fa-46f9-b72d-dfcea47cb857Parneet Sabhi took up an opportunity of a research assistant position with Dr. Sibley in summer, 2018 in the Knowledge Translation Platform at George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation at University of Manitoba. She is an immigrant from India, who is currently pursuing Bachelors of Health Sciences with minors in  Psychology. She is dedicated to provide healthcare and support in community, and volunteers with crisis response management at Canadian Red Cross and with individuals having Intellectual Disabilities. She aims to pursue her goal of becoming a Cardio Thoracic surgeon while researching ways to globally provide accessible healthcare.

Research Assistant: Kathleen Zawaly 

Kathleen is working on Dr. Sibely’s study, Developing an Innovative Conceptual Framework of Community-Based Rehabilitation to Inform Restorative Care. She received her B.Sc. from McGill University and will be graduating with a M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Manitoba. Kathleen is also employed by Research Manitoba where she conducts research impact evaluations.


Alumni

Patricia Roche

Patricia worked as a Research Coordinator with Dr. Sibley and is now working as a Knowledge Broker with the Knowledge Translation platform at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, though she is still involved with Dr. Sibley in a number of projects including the Valuing All Voices Framework.

 

Danielle Bentley

Danielle joined Dr. Sibley’s team as a post-doctoral research fellow in November 2015. With a background in both women’s health research and education research, Danielle is currently working on a novel assessment of implementation fidelity as part of Dr. Sibley’s REACT study. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.

Saima Hossain 

Saima worked with Dr. Sibley on the REACT Study via the Honours Co-Operative Biology program at the University of Waterloo. She is currently a chiropractic student at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

 

 


George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation: Knowledge Translation Platform
CHI KT platform
L to R: Leah Crockett, Melanie Fatouros-Richardson, Patricia Roche, Patrick Faucher, Amanda Osario, Carolyn Shimmin, Kristy Wittmeier, Carly Leggett, Kathryn Sibley

Collaborators

Dr. Marla Beauchamp, McMaster University

Dr. Dina Brooks, University of Toronto

Dr. Paula Gardner, Brock University

Jacqueline Habing, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Dr. Tracey Howe, Glasgow Caledonian University

Dr. Susan Jaglal, University of Toronto

Dr. Sarah Lamb, University of Warwick, University of Oxford

Dr. Linda Li, University of British Columbia

Dr. Stephen Lord,  University of New South Wales

Dr. Sara McEwen, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Mandy McGlynn, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network

Dr. Bill McIlroy, University of Waterloo

Rudy Niebuhr,  Health Sciences Centre Rehabilitation Hospital

Sachi O’Hoski, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network

Dr. Alison Oates, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Kara Patterson, University of Toronto

Dr. Debbie Rose, California State University

Dr. Nancy Salbach, University of Toronto

Dr. Richard Sawatzky, Trinity Western University

Paula Shing, Sinai Health System – Bridgepoint

Dr. Jonathan Singer, University of Manitoba

Dr. Sharon Straus, University of Toronto

Dr. Bev Temple,  University of Manitoba

Dr. Paula Williamson, University of Liverpool

Dr. Kristy Wittmeier, University of Manitoba


Partners

George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation

University of Manitoba

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network


Funders

Canada Research Chairs Program

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Centre on Aging – University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network Centres of Excellence

Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Manitoba Medical Services Foundation

Health Sciences Centre Foundation

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