Congratulations from the faculty and staff at SPOT for the following promotions to Associate Professor with tenure:
Marie-Helene Boudrias - Dr. Boudrias' main focus of research aims to understand the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying interaction between brain areas in aging subjects and stroke patients. She uses multimodal functional neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques as well as state-of-the-art data analysis methods to measure the precise dynamics of these interactions.
Laurence Roy - Dr. Roy's research primarily focuses on the way communities shape and are shaped by the engagement, inclusion, and occupations of persons who live in or near the margin. Specifically, her team conducts projects on psychosocial rehabilitation, community integration, occupational engagement and recovery of adults who live with mental illness or experience psychosocial challenges, particularly in the areas of housing, homelessness, education and justice involvement.
Keiko Shikako-Thomas - Dr. Shikako-Thomas' research focuses on the promotion of healthy living and the human rights of children with disabilities AND knowledge translation science and practice. Her research program adopts a participatory approach to engage different stakeholders, including policymakers, children and their families in finding solutions to change the environment, informing policymaking and promoting the participation of children with disabilities in different life roles and activities.
Timothy Wideman - Dr. Wideman’s research broadly aims to help researchers and clinicians better understand and manage disability associated with musculoskeletal pain. Toward this goal, his research has focused on exploring the biopsychosocial risk factors for persistent pain-related disability and studying interventions that target these factors. His current research investigates why certain individuals with musculoskeletal pain are more sensitive to physical activity and how this increased sensitivity influences engagement and response to activity-based rehabilitation programs.