PhD in Rehabilitation Science
I am currently pursuing doctoral studies in Rehabilitation Science at McGill University.
My current research grows from an interest in design, technology, behavioural economics, and rehabilitation. My research uses a community-based participatory research approach to explore the intersection of these domains. I fancy myself a slayer of sludge and hunter of butterfly effects. I plan to mitigate barriers by incorporating principles of accessibility, choice architecture, defaults, heuristics, and nudge theory into several technology-related research projects during my doctoral studies. Further, I am interested in finding intervention and design features with advantageous asymmetries. I plan to hunt down those small changes that can catalyze significant changes. The intersection of technology and behavioural economic theory offers an opportunity to not only conduct necessary research but also to leverage the reach and cost-effectiveness of technology and the asymmetrical nature of behavioural and design interventions.
My main research project involves identifying technology features with the most significant impact on seniors’ mobility, social, and work participation, which will be embedded in a platform trial of the Acquired Brain Injury Electronic Mobility Monitoring and Intervention (ABI EMMI) System.
While a member of the PCHI Lab, my research will be focused on the development and evaluation of e-health technologies. Specifically, evaluating the implementation of digital health solutions for people with chronic conditions, mainly the design, features, & components of patient portals and clinical information systems that may lead to improved effectiveness and engagement with patients/caregivers with neurological conditions with the potential to improve the outcomes and course of rehabilitation with this population.