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Leaders in Wheeled Mobility 1. Jennifer Birt, BMR OT, Winnipeg: Develops and implements best practices for wheelchair seating and pressure management, for the SCI population, into clinical practice and the individual’s daily life. 2. Dany Gagnon, PhD PT, Montréal: Creates best practices by developing an understanding of how individuals with SCI transfer between surfaces, and the related impact on their bodies. 3. R Lee Kirby, MD (Physiatry), Halifax: Expands the knowledge base of wheelchair skills testing and training, for manual and power wheelchair users and caregivers, world-wide. 4. Bill Miller, PhD (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Vancouver: Understands the determinants and social impacts of wheelchair use and develops and evaluates measurement tools. 5. Linda Norton, BScOT MScCH, Toronto: Advances understanding of wheelchair mobility and related topics for clinicians through her role as a national educator and clinician. 6. Jan Polgar, PhD OT, London: Develops outcome measures and practice models for an individualized approach to assistive technology assessment (AT), and evaluates the factors of integrating assistive technology, into daily life. 7. Paula Rushton, PhD (Biomedical Sciences), Montréal: Develops tools to assess and understand wheelchair confidence of manual and power wheelchair users. 8. Cher Smith, MSc OT, Halifax: Advances wheelchair skills training in clinical application, education and research. 9. Laura Titus, BScOT PhD (candidate), London: Determines barriers and facilitators for using power tilt for pressure management, and influences clinical practice related to the daily needs of power mobility users. 10. CanWheel Research Team, Canada: Fourteen clinical researchers and basic scientists work with over 20 trainees, as a cross country team, using five key research projects to provide a comprehensive, systematic and unified approach to enhance the mobility of older adult wheelchair users. www.canwheel.ca. WHEELED MOBILITY | PARTICIPATION 145


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