Team

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UBC Researchers

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Tal Jarus (PhD) is professor at the department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science at the University of British Columbia. Tal’s primary area of research is diversifying the health and human service professions, and the transition into and out of university for students with disabilities, in particular looking at the facilitators and barriers for the participation of students and clinicians in the health and human service professions

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Michael Lee (PDOT, MBA) is a senior instructor and the Academic Coordinator for the Master of  Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia.

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Dr. Yael Mayer (PhD) is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science at the University of British Columbia. Yael has a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Tel-Aviv University, and she is a registered clinical psychologist in Israel and a registered clinical counselor in Canada.

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Marlee Groening (RN, MSN) is a Lecturer at the University of British Columbia, School of Nursing. Her academic teaching and research focuses on mental health among students. She has also been a sponsor and advisor for the student led UBC Mental Health Awareness Club (MHAC, 2010), and other mental health related activities on UBC campus for students.

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Sue Murphy is a Senior Instructor and the Associate Head, Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia.

Ruth Warick

Ruth Warick (PhD) is Senior Diversity Advisor – Disability in Access and Diversity at the University of British Columbia coordinator of the the disability advising in the office. She works directly with students, determining their disability-related accommodations and facilitating their provision. She is currently president of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People and Treasurer of the International Disability Alliance, a cross-disability organization centred around the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

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Terry Krupa (PhD) is a Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University, Canada. She holds cross-appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and the School of Nursing. Dr. Krupa has been involved in development and research related to a range of service focused on improving the health, wellbeing and full community participation of people with mental illness.

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Barbara Roberts (PhD) is currently the Human Rights Officer at the University of New Brunswick. Formerly, as the Disability Services Advisor at Queen’s University, Barbara developed policy and accommodation plans for students with disabilities.

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Shu Ping Chen (PhD) is currently a post-doctoral fellow working on Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Opening Minds anti-stigma project in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University.

UBC research staff

Alfiya Battalova

Alfiya Battalova (PhD, Disability Studies) is the Research Coordinator for the Inclusive Campus Project. Her research focuses on the intersection of disability, gender, and nation. Her dissertation project explored the lived experiences on mothers with disabilities in Russia in the context of pronatalism. Alfiya has been involved in the disability community as an advocate, volunteer, and a board member for several years.
Ally Malinowski

Ally Malinowski (MPH) started with the Inclusive Campus project in January of 2018. She has been working in occupational therapy research since 2017, and has a background in autism research, public health research, disability research, and community health initiatives. She is very interested in preventative health initiatives that focus on physical activity, mental health, and chronic disease prevention to promote general health and well-being for all.

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International researchers

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Clodagh Nolan (PhD) is An assistant professor at the Trinity College’s Faculty of Health Science in Dublin, Ireland. She is currently the founder and Director of the ‘Unilink Service’ which is an Occupational Therapy Service for students with disabilities.

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Elizabeth McKay was appointed Reader and Director of Occupational Therapy from 2010. Elizabeth was previously Senior Lecturer and Foundation Head of Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

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Eva Magnus (PhD) is a research fellow at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), in Trondheim , Norway.

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Sissel Horghagen (PhD) is a research fellow at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), in Trondheim , Norway.

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Eli Langørgen (PhD Candidate) is at the Sør-Trøndelag University College in Trondheim, Norway. Her PhD research is titled  “Students with disability and participation in professional education” intends to identify facilitators and barriers to the participation of students with disabilities attending vocational education programs within health care, social work and teaching.

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Naomi Schreuer (PhD) is a faculty member at the Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel. Her academic research, focusing in ergonomics, rehabilitation and transitions from educational to work settings; Environmental adaptations and assistive technology as facilitators for participation;

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Dalia Sachs (PhD) is a faculty member at the Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.

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Anna-Lena Eriksson-Gustavsson (PhD) is an associate professor and senior lecturer in education, specializing in special education at the university of Linkopings, Sweden

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Lotta Holme is a senior lecturer at the department of behavioural sciences and learning education, teaching and learning at the University of Linkopings, Sweden.

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Arne Henning Eide is Chief Scientist at SINTEF Technology and Society and Professor in rehabilitation at Sør-Trøndelag University College, both Norway, and Visiting Professor at Stellenbosch University, Rehabilitation Research Centre, South Africa.

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Trainees

Laura Bulk

Laura Bulk is a PhD student at the university of British Columbia. department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy.

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Parisa G is a PhD student at the university of British Columbia. department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy.