Kate Sibley, PhD: Principal Investigator
Kate is the Canada Research Chair in Integrated Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation Sciences, Associate 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.
Alexandra Korall: Post-Doctoral Fellow
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.
Leah Crockett: PhD Student
Leah 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.
Brenda Tittlemier: PhD Student
Brenda is a PhD student with Dr. Sibley in the Applied Health Sciences program at the University of Manitoba. Brenda holds a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy and an MSc degree, both of which she obtained at the University of Manitoba. Her MSc project included a critical appraisal of clinical practice guidelines for people with knee osteoarthritis and an investigation into the clinical practice of physiotherapists who work in Canada and treat people with knee osteoarthritis. Her PhD will focus on integrated knowledge translation in rehabilitation.
Alexie Touchette: Master’s Student
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.
Cheryl Ann Moser: Master’s Student
Cheryl Ann Moser is a Brand Marketing Strategist and Integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) trainee. She completed her business training at Red River College graduating with a Diploma in Creative Communications majoring in Marketing (DP. Comm). Cheryl later earned two Bachelor of Science degrees majoring in biopsychology (BSc. BPSY) and exercise science (BSc. Kin.) from the University of Winnipeg where she taught courses at the University I, II, III, and IV levels for nine years. While working towards her Master of Science degree with the University of Manitoba, Cheryl received exclusive funding to develop and implement several iKT initiatives in relation to oral-systemic health, cancer survivorship care, and women’s heart and brain health. These projects have since won top innovation awards, achieved uptake at academic institutions, and influenced policy, systems, and strategies for improved healthcare delivery to vulnerable populations.
Masood Khan: Research Coordinator
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.
Serena Hickes BA: Collaborator
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.
Dawn Steliga: Research Assistant
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.
Kathleen Zawaly: Research Assistant
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.
Ina Siwach: Research Assistant
Ina Siwach is a research assistant with Dr. Sibley. She is currently pursuing her B.Sc. at the University of Manitoba. She hopes to pursue a career in medicine in the future.
Ann Jansson: Research Assistant
Ann Jansson is a research assistant working with Dr. Sibley. Ann has a Bachelor of Medical Science in Physiotherapy from Linköping University in Sweden, and practiced as a licensed physiotherapist in Stockholm where she worked in primary care and specialized in treatment and education for patients with osteoarthritis. She aims to do a Master’s in Community Health Sciences and the University of Manitoba. While interested in KT between health care and the public in Sweden, her research interests since coming to Canada have evolved to barriers of KT between researchers, health care professionals, and the public.
Harrison Grogan worked as a research assistant with Dr. Sibley in 2018-19. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public health at the Harvard University with a concentration in industrial hygiene.
Parneet Sabhi worked as a student research assistant with Dr. Sibley in 2018. She recently completed her BSc degree and aims to pursue her goal of becoming a Cardio Thoracic surgeon while researching ways to globally provide accessible healthcare.
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 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 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
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
Cara Windle, Deer Lodge Centre
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
Centre on Aging – University of Manitoba
Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network Centres of Excellence