Considering an interdisciplinary PhD?

I supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who are interested in qualitative methods, interdisciplinary research, and rehabilitation.  My trainees' disciplinary backgrounds are quite diverse, but most are interested in innovative methodologies and/or chronic illnesses, such as cancer.  More broadly, the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa offers a unique environment in which doctoral students pursue a range of topics related to disability, chronic illness, rehabilitation, function, and quality of life. 

Applicants to the doctoral program do not require a clinical background in rehabilitation sciences and may come from other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.  Four courses are associated with the PhD program.  I currently teach Team Research and Interdisciplinary Methodology.  Other courses focus on models of rehabilitation and knowledge translation.

If you think you might be interested in an interdisciplinary doctoral program, please email me and visit the School of Rehabilitation Sciences website.

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New Findings - Loss, Hope & Secondary Lymphedema

The following poster was presented at the NAPCRG (North American Primary Care Research Group) Conference in New Orleans in December 2012.  The poster illustrates findings from three studies, all of which demonstrate the impact of lymphedema after cancer, as well as the need for psychosocial support and rehabilitation.

 

 NAPCRG Poster Dec 2012 website

 

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