Position: Faculty Lecturer (on maternity leave)
Building: Hosmer House, 3630 prom-Sir-William-Osler
Office Room: H-201
Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5
Office Phone: 514-398-4400 ext 09021
heather [dot] lambert [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
Education: BSc (OT); PhD (Rehabilitation Sciences); Postdoctoral studies (Queen's, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research)
Teaching: (2011 - 2012)
OCC1-612 (Qualitative research modules of Advanced Research Methods)
OCC1-627 (Advanced Topics in Dysphagia)
Professional MSc project supervisor
Dr. Lambert's research and clinical interests revolve around feeding and swallowing disorders and other difficulties that arise at the end of life. Dr. Lambert's doctorate focused on developing a quantitative screening tool for adults with feeding and swallowing disorders. The McGill Ingestive Skills Assessment (2006) was published in English and French by the CAOT, and has since been translated into Dutch (Flemish), Italian and Danish; a Japanese version is in progress. Her postdoctoral work looked at the quality of care, policies and procedures surrounding end of life decisions for care from the perspectives of care recipients, their families, health professionals, and institutions, using qualitative and policy analysis research techniques. In honour of her research on the interaction between law, institutional policy and the individual, she has been made the only fellow of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law Studies who has not been called to the Bar.
Dr. Lambert is not accepting PhD students at this time.
Co-author, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) position statement on eating, feeding and swallowing care by occupational therapists, 2010.
Contributor, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) hOTopic on Dysphagia, 2009.
Lambert, H.C., Gisel, E.G., Groher, M.E., Abrahamowicz, M. & Wood-Dauphinee, S. (2006) The McGill Ingestive Skills Assessment. Test Manual and Evaluation Forms. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists: Ottawa, ON.
Lambert, H.C., Gisel, E.G., Groher, M.E., Abrahamowicz, M. & Wood-Dauphinee, S. (2006) L'évaluation des capacités d'ingestion McGill. Instructions et formulaires. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists: Ottawa, ON.
Hansen, T., Faber, J., Lambert, H.C. (2010). Content validation of a Danish version of the McGIll Ingestive Skills Assessment for dysphagia management. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Early Online 1 - 12.
Lambert, H.C., Gisel, E.G., Groher, M.E., Abrahamowicz, M. & Wood-Dauphinee, S. (2006) Psychometric testing of the McGill Ingestive Skills Assessment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 60(4), 409-419.
Lambert, H.C., McColl, M.A., Gilbert, J., Wong, J., Murray, G., Shortt, S.E.D. (2005). Factors affecting long-term-care residents' decision-making processes as they formulate advance directives. The Gerontologist 45(5), 626-633.
Lambert, H.C., Abrahamowicz, M., Gisel, E.G., Wood-Dauphinee, S., & Groher, M.E. (2005). The McGill Ingestive Skills Assessment predicts time to death in an elderly population with neurogenic dysphagia: Preliminary evidence. Dysphagia 20(2), 123-132.
Lambert, H.C., Gisel, E.G., Groher, M.E. & Wood-Dauphinee, S. (2003). The development and initial field testing of the McGill Ingestive Skills Assessment: An evaluation of functional ingestive skills of elderly persons. Dysphagia 18(2), 101-113.