- Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy) – University of Manitoba
- Master of Science (Community Health Sciences) – University of Manitoba
- Doctor of Philosophy (Community Health Sciences) – University of Manitoba
Dr. Finlayson's research program focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating self-management programs and rehabilitation services to enhance the health and well-being of people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). These people include both individuals with the disease and their family caregivers. The ultimate goal of Dr. Finlayson's scholarship is to enable people affected by MS to lead healthy, meaningful lives, and exert choice and control over their participation in daily activities at home and in the community particularly as they age. Her specific topical interests include falls prevention, fatigue management, caregiver support, and utilization of health-related services. She is the co-founder of the International MS Falls Prevention Research Network, which includes 9 other MS rehabilitation researchers from the US, Ireland, Italy, and the UK.
Areas of teaching expertise include research methods, self-management, and writing for professional publication.
Not accepting new PhD students for fall 2023.
Selected Books and Book Chapters:
- Finlayson, M. & Preissner, K. (2015). Delivering Fatigue Management Education by Teleconference to People with Multiple Sclerosis. In I. Söderback (Ed.)., International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Intervention – 2nd edition. Springer Publishing.
- Finlayson, M., & Braveman, B. (2016). Chapter 2: Engaging in Evidence-based Management. (pp 35-58). In B. Braveman (Ed.)., Leading and Managing Occupational Therapy Services: An Evidence-Based Approach (2nd edition). Philadelphia: FA Davis.
- Finlayson, M., & Braveman, B. (2016). Chapter 16: Introducing others to evidence-based practice. (pp 413-438). In B. Braveman (Ed.)., Leading and Managing Occupational Therapy Services: An Evidence-Based Approach (2nd edition). Philadelphia: FA Davis.
- Finlayson, M. (Editor) (2012). Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation: From Impairment to Participation. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Publishing.
For a list of Dr. Finlayson’s publications, please refer to her