Our Research

Research Approach - Domains and Transformational Strategies

The Schools' approach to research benefits from a strong sense of collaboration and interprofessionalism within the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT) and beyond. From the premature infant to the frail elderly, from intensive care to the community and home-based care, from local to global communities, including prevention, intervention, chronic disease management and health promotion, these domains or areas are covered by SPOT researchers.

The numerous activities and programs are categorized into 8 domains and 6 transformational strategies as depicted in the research wheel shown.

Learn about each domain and transformational strategy in the table below and find a listing of projects with corresponding researchers under each category. Learn more about individual researchers and their programs here.


The links below provide a list of projects and respective lead investigators within each domain and transformational Strategy.



Aging Engaging social cultural and ethical dimensions of health
Brain Health Knowledge translation towards best practices
Childhood Methodological innovations
Education Promoting healthy living
Global Health Technologies for health
Heart & Lung Health Underlying mechanisms & novel therapeutic approaches
Mental Health  
Muscle and Bone Health  



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