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Dr. Nora Fayed
Dr. Nora  Fayed
Assistant Professor
Contact Info
Contact information: Louise D. Acton Building, Room 224
Internal telephone extension: 36101
External telephone: 533-6101
BScH Kinesiology (Waterloo)
MScOT Occupational Therapy (Western)
PhD (McMaster) University
OT Reg. (Ont.)

Accepting MSc and PhD students in the following areas of research:

  • Client/Patient-Centered health and quality of life outcomes
  • Evaluating novel interventions for improving child and family quality of life
  • Methodological challenges of child and family quality of life research


Dr. Fayed’s areas of expertise are: (i) determinants and predictors of quality of life among children with chronic health conditions, (ii) evaluation and measurement issues pertaining to child and parent patient-reported outcome measures and (iii) application of the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to child health services research. In addition, she has clinical experience in driver rehabilitation, and feeding and swallowing in children from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation in Toronto.

Her approach to research was applied in the context of the prestigious Marie Curie European Union Fellowship at the [former] ICF Research Branch of the World Health Organization in Munich Germany from 2008-2009. Upon completion of PhD (2011), she obtained 3 years of CIHR funded postdoctoral fellowship 2012-2015 held at University Health Network Division of Health Care and Outcomes and McMaster Department of Pediatrics. She has also obtained the Canadian Child Health Scientist Career Enhancement Award, the Micheal deGroote Fellowship Award and is a Research Associate at the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research.  

She has applied advanced analytical techniques to pediatric health services research in epilepsy, complex care, intensive care, obesity, cancer and cerebral palsy. Dr. Fayed is a Research Associate in the CanChild Centre for Disability Research, a member of the International Society for Quality of Life, and a past Editorial Board Member for the journal Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. She currently leads patient-centred research in partnership with policy makers (Complex Care for Kids Ontario) and not for profit child advocacy agencies (Epilepsy Halton Peel Hamilton, Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Resources Centre of Southeastern Ontario).


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