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ICORD is fortunate to include researchers who are faculty members and/or clinicians at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and other national and international institutions.

Browse through the short profiles below and on the next pages, or click on researcher names below for their detailed profiles. For more information about becoming a member of ICORD, please contact us.

Principal Investigators
Primary research programs closely aligned with ICORD’s mission
Gary Birch John Kramer
Matt Ramer
Paul Bishop Andrei Krassioukov
Bonita Sawatzky
Jaimie Borisoff Brian Kwon
Carolyn Sparrey
Victoria Claydon Tania Lam
Miriam Spering
Peter Cripton Corree Laule John Steeves
Marcel Dvorak Kathleen Martin Ginis Lynn Stothers
Stacy Elliott William Miller John Street
Janice Eng Patricia Mills Wolfram Tetzlaff
Susan Forwell Wayne Moore Darren Warburton
Aziz Ghahary Ben Mortenson Christopher West
David Granville Mark Nigro Cheryl Wellington
Andy Hoffer Ipek Oruc David Whitehurst
Sandra Hundza Tom Oxland Stephanie Willerth
Reza Jalili
Catherine Pallen
David Wilson
Piotr Kozlowski Scott Paquette
 Paul Zehr

Investigators
Primary research programs peripherally aligned with ICORD’s mission
Philip Ainslie Heather Gainforth Jane Roskams
Hugh Anton Tal Jarus William Sheel
Mark Carpenter Tim O’Connor  Andrea Townson
Anita Delongis

Associate Members
Conducting research in collaboration with ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators
Mike Boyd Kerry Delaney Michael Negraeff
Romeo Chua Tim Inglis Paul Van Donkelaar
Jens Coorssen Andrew Laing Rhonda Willms
Emeritus Members
ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators who have retired from their faculty positions
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M.Sc. [Human and applied physiology] (King’s College London)
Ph.D. [Exercise physiology and metabolism] (Liverpool John Moores University)
Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Canada Research Chair in Cerebrovascular Physiology
Co-Director, Centre for Heart, Lung & Vascular Health, University of British Columbia Okanagan

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Investigator

B.Sc. (University of Calgary), M.D. (University of Calgary)
Clinical Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Clinical Research Coordinator, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

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Principal Investigator

B. Sc. [Electrical Engineering] (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)
Executive Director, Neil Squire Society
Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

B.A.Sc. [Engineering Physics] (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. [Neuroscience] (University of British Columbia)
Canadian Research Chair, Rehabilitation Engineering Design, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Research Director, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Associate Member

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Active Staff, Vancouver General Hospital

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Investigator

B.Sc. [Kinesiology] (University of Waterloo), M.Sc. [Kinesiology] (University of Waterloo), Ph.D. [Kinesiology] (University of Waterloo), Post-Doctoral Fellowship [Neuroscience] (Karolinska Institute)
Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

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Romeo Chua
Associate Member

B.Sc. [Kinesiology] (Simon Fraser University), M.Sc. [Human Biodynamics] (McMaster University), Ph.D. [Kinesiology] (Simon Fraser University)
Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

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Associate Member

B.Sc. (Brock University), M.Sc. (Brock University), Ph.D. (McMaster University), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Max Planck Institute for Medical Research), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (National Institute of Child Health & Human Development)
Professor and Department Head, Molecular Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney
Head, University of Western Sydney Molecular Medicine Research Group
Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary

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Principal Investigator

B.Sc. (Dalhousie University), B.Eng. (Technical University of Nova Scotia), M.Sc. (Queen’s University), Ph.D. (Queen’s University), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Yale University)
Co-Director, UBC Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics Group
Professor and Associate Head – External, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Faculty Member, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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