I supervise students in the interdisciplinary PhD program and postdoctoral fellows in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Our innovative PhD program has attracted both clinicians and students from diverse disciplines such as disability studies and communications. My students’ research interests address diverse topics such as illness narratives, cultural safety, internet use by people with cancer, and physical activity for people with advanced cancer. Students and postdoctoral fellows have engaged with a range of research methodologies and methods, including interpretive description and grounded theory, as well as video and photography.


CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Chad Hammond, concluded his project exploring the experiences of caregivers for people with cancer in partnership with the First Nation community of Kahnawake. Digital stories from this research can be viewed on YouTube.

Congratulations! Dr. Viviane Grandpierre completed the PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences. Her dissertation on cultural competence in early hearing loss services can be downloaded here:

Dr. Kristen Haase researched the use of the Internet by people newly diagnosed with cancer for her dissertation completed in the School of Nursing. Congratulations!

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