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Learn more about our RHBS students and alumni

Our MSc Students

Below you will find our RHBS MSc student profiles.

 

Name: Tina Armstrong
Advisor: Dr. Heidi Cramm
Academic Background: Bachelor of Social Work, University of Manitoba

  Name: Julia DiMaio
Advisor: Dr. Vincent DePaul 
Academic Background: Honours Bachelor of Science, Specialization in Kinesiology, Queen’s University
Name: Hana Hadley
Advisor: Dr. Setareh Ghahari
Academic Background: Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Waterloo
Name: Miles Lambert
Advisor: Dr. Afolasade Fakolade
Academic Background: Honours Bachelor of Science, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
Name: Rachel Pham
Advisor: Dr. Mary Ann McColl
Academic Background: Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology, University of Toronto

Name: Melissa Richardson
Advisor: Dr. Heidi Cramm
Academic Background: Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences, Queen’s University
  Name: João Rafael Santos Santana
Advisor: Dr. Beata Batorowicz
Academic Background: Bachelor in Speech and Language Pathology, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
  Name: Anju Sapkota
Advisor: Dr. Vincent DePaul 
Academic Background: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Sikkim Manipal University, India
Name: Anisia Wong
Advisor: Dr. Sandra Fucile
Academic Background: Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia

Our PhD Students

Below you will find our RHBS PhD student profiles.

 

Name: Biniyam Abebaw Abebe
Supervisor: Drs. Nicole Bobbette & Catherine Donnelly
Academic Background: Master of Arts, Sociology, Addis Ababa University

 

Name: Abey Bekele Abebe
Supervisor: Dr. Jordan Miller
Academic Background: Master of Science, Physiotherapy, University of Gondar
Research Proposal Title: Understanding and Advancing Communication Between People Living with Chronic Pain and Their Healthcare Providers in Ethiopia

Name: Ansha Ahmed
Supervisor: Dr. Marcia Finlayson
Academic Background: Master of Science, Ergonomics, Loughborough University
Research Proposal Title: The Return to Work Trajectories and Outcomes of Traumatic Injury Survivors in Ethiopia

 

Name: Ashwaq Alqahtani
Supervisor: Dr. Afolasade Fakolade
Academic Background: Master of Science, Rehabilitation Science, Concordia University Wisconsin

Name: Hiwot Andualem
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Aldersey
Academic Background: Master of Social Work, Adis Ababa University

 

Name: Bilen Araya
Supervisor: Drs. Heather Aldersey & Maria Velez
Academic Background: Masters of Clinical Midwifery, University of Gondar
Research Proposal Title: The experience of infertility and potential rehabilitation opportunities in the Ethiopian context

 

Name: Adhanom Gebreegziabher Baraki
Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Donnelly
Academic Background: Master of Science, Epidemiology, University of Gondar

 

Name: Kalkidan Nigussie Chala
Supervisor: Dr. Nora Fayed
Academic Background: Master of Science, Physical Therapy, University of Gondar

Name: Tibeb Debele
Supervisor: Dr. Beata Batorowicz
Academic Background: Master of Science, Clinical Midwifery, University of Gondar
Research Proposal Title: Beyond Repair: A grounded theory of social inclusion of women after obstetric fistula surgical treatment in Ethiopia.

 

 

Name: Solomon Fasika Demissie
Supervisor: Dr. Jordan Miller
Academic Background: Master of Science, Physical Therapy, University of Gondar

 

Name: Daphne Doak
Supervisor: Dr. Mary Ann McColl
Research Proposal Title: Long-Term Effects of Military Sexual Assault on Participation and the Mitigating Role of Self-Efficacy and Social Support Among CAF, Regular Force, Women Veterans

             

 

Name: Paulina Finak
Supervisor: Dr. Beata Batorowicz
Academic Background: Master of Science, Speech Language Pathology, Laurentian University
Research Proposal Title: Environmental factors explaining the transition from relying on graphic symbols to using spelling in communicative interactions of persons with severe speech impairments and a physical disability who use augmentative and alternative communication

 

Name: Navjit Gaurav
Supervisor: Drs. Heather Aldersey & Beata Batorowicz
Academic Background: Master of Arts, Social Work, Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Research Proposal Title: Community schools in India: Design considerations to improve inclusion for children with physical disabilities. 

 

Name: Shannon Hill
Supervisor: Dr. Heidi Cramm
Academic Background:
Research Proposal Title: Understanding and Supporting the School Transition Experiences of Military-Connected Adolescents in Ontario

 

Name: Rahwa Youssuf Husen
Supervisor: Dr. Janet Jull
Academic Background: Master of Arts, Journalism and Communication, Adis Ababa University

 

Name: Selamawit Kassa
Supervisor: Dr. Setareh Ghahari
Academic Background: Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, Addis Ababa University
Research Proposal Title: Exploring Schizophrenia Recovery and Recovery-Oriented Practice in Ethiopia.

 

Name: Stephanie Lackey
Supervisor: Dr. Beata Batorowicz
Academic Background: Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, Queen’s University

 

Name: Jonathan Lommen
Supervisor: Drs. Olga Bougie and Timothy Bryant
Academic Background: Master of Science, Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa

Name: Olivia Manning
Supervisor: Dr. Vincent DePaul
Academic Background: Masters of Science, Physical Therapy, Queen’s University
Research Proposal Title: Development, implementation, and evaluation of a community-based water exercise transition program aimed to address limited activity participation and falls risk post stroke: a pilot study.

Name: Diane Marie McEachern
Supervisor: Dr. Beata Batorowicz
Academic Background: Master of Science, Communication Disorders, Auburn University

Name: Aleminew Abebe Mekonen
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Aldersey
Academic Background: Master of Social Work, Adis Ababa University

Name: Dawit Gebeyehu Mekonen
Supervisor: Dr. Erna Snelgrove-Clarke
Academic Background: Master of Science, Clinical Midwifery, University of Gondar
Research Proposal Title: The quest for inclusive maternal health care: Exploring access to maternal health care services for women with physical disabilities in the Northwestern district of Ethiopia, an instrumental case study.

 

Name: Melkitu Fentie Melak
Supervisor: Dr. Beata Batorowicz
Academic Background: Master of Science, Applied Human Nutrition, University of Gondar

Name: Asmamaw Adugna Mersha
Supervisor: Dr. Afolasade Fakolade
Academic Background: Master of Public Health, Health Promotion and Communication, University of Gondar

             

 

Name: Caitlin Piccone
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Aldersey
Academic Background: Master of Public Health, Queen’s University

Name: Katherine Poser
Supervisor: Dr. Jordan Miller
Academic Background: Masters of Nursing, Athabasca University
Research Proposal Title: Understanding the Experience of Providing or Receiving Post-operative Pain Management for People on Opioid Agonist Therapy

Name: Rachel Richmond
Supervisor: Dr. Heidi Cramm
Academic Background: Master of Arts, Applied Health Science, Brock University
Research Proposal Title: Organizational Readiness for Familial Inclusion in Public Safety Sectors

Name: Lauren Roberts
Supervisor: Dr. Heidi Cramm
Academic Background: Master of Science, Rehabilitation Science, Queen’s University

Name: Getachew Gebeyaw Tadese
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Aldersey
Academic Background: Master of Social Work, University of Gondar

 

Name: Tesfaye Tadele Tebekie
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Aldersey
Academic Background: Master of Science, Clinical Psychology, University of Gondar

Name: Sintayehu Daba Wami
Supervisor: Dr. Jordan Miller
Academic Background: Master of Public Health, University of Gondar
Research Proposal Title: Development and pilot testing of an interprofessional rehabilitation program for people with chronic low back pain in Ethiopia

 

Name: Sileshi Ayhualem Wubu
Supervisor: Dr. Kathleen Norman
Academic Background: Master of Science, Human Anatomy, University of Gondar

Name: Fikadu Ambaw Yehualashet
Supervisor:
Dr. Catherine Donnelly
Academic Background:
Master of Public Health, University of Gondar

Our Recent Alumni

Below you will find our recent RHBS MSc and PhD alumni profiles.

 

 

Name: Dr. Molalign Adugna (Belay)
Supervisor:
Drs. Setareh Ghahari and Rosemary Lysaght
Dissertation Title:
The Quest for Inclusion and Overcoming Stigma: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study with Children with Physical Disabilities in Ethiopia

 

Name: Dr. Mulugeta Bayisa Chala
Supervisor:
Dr. Jordan Miller
Position at graduation: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - University of Toronto
Dissertation Title:
Building Foundations for Research on Self-Management for Chronic Low Back Pain in Ethiopia

Name: Dr. Eshetu Haileselassie Engeda
Supervisor: Dr. Nora Fayed
Dissertation Title:
Severe malaria-related disability among children in northwest Ethiopia

 

Name: Dr. Amanda Mofina
Supervisor:
Dr. Catherine Donnelly
Dissertation Title: 
Examining the Relationship Between Home Care Rehabilitation Therapy Services and Healthcare Utilization Among Those with Multimorbidity in Ontario, Canada

 

Name: Dr. Samantha Noyek
Supervisor:
Drs. Nora Fayed and Claire Davies
Position at Graduation: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - University of Calgary 
Dissertation Title:
Self-Expression, Conceptualization, And Recreated Experiences Of The Emotional Well-Being Of Children And Youth With Severe Motor And Communication Impairment

 

Name: Dr. Jeanette Parsons
Supervisor:
Dr. Mary Ann McColl
Position at Graduation: Director, Accessible Learning, Wilfred Laurier University  
Dissertation Title:
Changing accommodations in transition: Students with disabilities and their experiences at university

 

Name: Dr. Julie Petrin
Supervisor:
Dr. Marcia Finlayson
Position at Graduation: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - University of Saskatchewan
Dissertation Title: Healthcare access experiences and concerns of Canadians with multiple sclerosis

 

Name: Dr. Kim Ritchie
Supervisor:
Drs. Heidi Cramm & Alice Aiken
Position at Graduation: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - McMaster University
Dissertation Title:
Co-occurring Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Dementia in Veterans Living in Long-Term Care

Name: Dr. Kyle Vader
Supervisor: Dr. Jordan Miller
Position at Graduation: Student - Northern Ontario School of Medicine 
Dissertation Title: Understanding Team-Based primary care for the management of low back pain

Name: Dr. Ashley Williams
Supervisor:
Drs. Heidi Cramm and Catherine Donnelly
Position at Graduation: 
Post-Doctoral Fellow - McMaster University 
Dissertation Title: From military to civilian primary care: A study of Veteran transition.