Dr. Aliki Thomas Pyliotis, a doctoral student in the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology (ECP) and Faculty lecturer in the Department of Physical & Occupational Therapy, has won the "prix de la meilleure thèse de doctorat en éducation pour l'année 2011" which is awarded by the Association des doyens, doyennes et directeurs, directrices pour l'étude et la recherche en éducation du Québec (ADEREQ). Dr. Alenoush Saroyan, Chair of ECP, was her academic supervisor.
This ADEREQ award is open to all doctoral students from all Faculties of Education across Quebec and is awarded to give value to the research conducted in these faculties as well as to give exposure to exceptional upcoming researchers. The award comes with a $1 000 bursary and her thesis will be printed in the "Revue des sciences de l'éducation".
Dean Hélène Perrault will present the award to Dr. Thomas Pyliotis at the ACFAS conference on May 9, 2012.
Dr. Thomas Pyliotis' dissertation was in manuscript format and all three pieces comprising the dissertation have been published. The references are:
Thomas, A., Saroyan, A., & Snider, L. (2012). Evidence-based practice behaviors: A comparison amongst occupational therapy students and clinicians. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79, 96-107 (DOI: 10.2182/cjot.2012.79.1.1).
Thomas, A., Saroyan, A., & Lajoie, S. (2011). Creation of an Evidence-Based Practice Reference Model: Findings from Occupational Therapy. Disability and Rehabilitation (DOI:10.3109/09638288.2011.607210).
Thomas, A., Saroyan, A, & Dauphine, D. (2010). Evidence-based practice: A review of theoretical assumptions and effectiveness of teaching and assessment interventions, Advances in Health Sciences Education,16(2), 253-76.