Areas of Excellence

The School of Rehabilitation Science researchers aim to advance the way rehabilitation science is taught, practiced and delivered within the wider public health care system and community through various pillars of academic research including: 

  • Childhood Disability Research
  • Mobility & Aging Research
  • Musculoskeletal Research

As well as through a variety of other highly specialized research areas.  Meet the faculty of these research areas through the tabs below and explore the fields of research they are advancing.

Childhood Disability Research

Within SRS, the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability houses researchers that develop groundbreaking assessment and therapy services for children with disabilities.

Wenonah Campbell

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John and Margaret Lillie Chair in Childhood Disability Research

905-525-9140 ext. 26840

Carol DeMatteo

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905-525-9140 ext. 27805

Briano Di Rezze

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Assistant Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 20009

Michelle Phoenix

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Assistant Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 20836

Mobility & Aging Research

SRS researchers are leaders in the field of rehabilitation practices, policies and education for challenges facing older persons and those living with chronic illness.

Marla Beauchamp

Marla Beauchamp
Assistant Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 21732

Jacqueline Bosch

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Associate Professor


Vanina Dal Bello-Haas

Dal Bello-Haas, Vanina
Assistant Dean (Physiotherapy)

905-525-9140 ext. 27822

Jocelyn Harris

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Associate Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 27813

Michelle Kho

Kho, Michelle
Associate Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 28221

Ayse Kuspinar

Kuspinar, Ayse
Assistant Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 27823

Lori Letts

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905-525-9140 ext. 27816

Julie Richardson

Julie Richardson

905-525-9140 ext. 27811

Patty Solomon

Soloman, Patty
Co-Director, Masters in Health Management


Ada Tang

Tang, Ada
Associate Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 24174

Brenda Helen Vrkljan

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905-525-9140 ext. 27817

Sarah Wojkowski

Wojkowski, Sarah
Acting Assistant Dean (Physiotherapy)

905-525-9140 ext. 27814

Musculoskeletal Research

SRS is home to a group of world-renowned researchers that are pioneering the ways in which bone and muscle injuries and disorders are prevented, diagnosed, and treated across all age groups and abilities.

Michelle Kho

Kho, Michelle
Associate Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 28221

Joy MacDermid

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Professor (Part-time)

905-525-9140 ext. 22867

Luciana Gazzi Macedo

Macedo, Luciana
Assistant Professor


Other Areas of Research Excellence

SRS researchers are continually advancing the way rehabilitation science is taught, practiced and delivered within the wider public health care system and community. Click on the faculty profiles below to view exciting areas of research excellence within our school including:

  • Helping children with mild concussion to return to activities quickly and safely
  • Promoting workplace mental health and employment services for people with disabilities
  • Helping people with arthritis to stay active
  • Developing programs to help stroke-recovery patients stay active in the community

Liliana Coman

Liliana Coman
Associate Professor


Shaminder Dhillon

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Assistant Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 27815

Rebecca Gewurtz

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Associate Professor


Justine Hamilton

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Director of Clinical Education


Sandra Elizabeth Moll

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Associate Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 23523

Lyn Turkstra

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Assistant Dean of the Speech-Language Pathology Program

905-525-9140 ext. 28648