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Rehabilitation Science Faculty Research Areas

Faculty who teach and supervise students in the Rehabilitation Science Program at Queen's have a wide variety of research interests and expertise and their research programs focus on a broad range of areas. In most cases the work is interdisciplinary, commonly involves collaborations across numerous organizations and institutions and in many cases is interprovincial and/or international. There are a number of research and leadership institutes within the School and they are:

There are also research faculty within the School who are affiliated with Queens University Research Centres including the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC) and the Centre for Neuroscience (CNS).

Current clusters of research expertise and activity at the School are as follows:

Human Mobility & Motor Control Across the Lifespan

  • Measurement techniques in human performance & function
  • Neuroscience and biomechanics of human mobility & function across the lifespan
  • Exercise strategies to improve mobility and function in childhood through to old age
  • Prevention of injury and disability
  • Women's health

Workplace Health & Accommodation

  • Prevention of workplace disability
  • Workplace accommodation and inclusion of vulnerable people


Moving Knowledge into Practice and Policy

  • Integration of research evidence into practice and policy
  • Methods of knowledge exchange & translation
  • Models of collaborative practice

Disability & Participation

  • Management of and living well with disability and chronic conditions
  • Social Policy in Health, Disability and Education
  • Caregiver support and contributions
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Mental health
  • Disability and social participation across cultures and in international settings
  • Health & wellness facilitation in across the lifespan

Health Professional Education

  • Inter-professional and collaborative education
  • Fieldwork innovation
  • Innovations in rehabilitation professional curriculum
  • Healthforce strategic planning