Our Researchers

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.

Filter by research area: Injury prevention, preclinical discovery, clinical interventions, rehabilitation, and community-based research. Learn more about our research areas.
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Preclinical
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Dr. Philip Ainslie
Investigator
  

Research Interests: Cardiovascular health, cerebral blood flow regulation, cerebrovascular function
Dr. Hugh Anton
Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Community involvement, Fatigue, Outcome measures, Physical medicine, Quality of life, Rehabilitation
Dr. Gary Birch
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Accessibility, BCI, Biological signal processing, EEG, Technology design
Dr. Jaimie Borisoff
Principal Investigator
    
  

Research Interests: Accessibility, Mobility, Rehabilitation, Sensory substitution, Wheelchair
Dr. Michael Boyd
Associate Member
  

Research Interests: Pain
Dr. Mark Carpenter
Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Balance, EEG, Falling, Fear, Postural control
Dr. Romeo Chua
Associate Member
  

Research Interests: Coordination, Goal-directed movement, Motor control, Perception, Perceptual-motor behaviour
Dr. Victoria Claydon
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Cardiovascular health, Fainting, High altitude
Dr. Jens Coorssen
Associate Member
  
  

Research Interests: Calcium, Cholesterol, Exocytosis, Lipidomics, Proteomics
Dr. Peter Cripton
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: brain injuries, concussion, Helmet performance, hip fracture, injury biomechanics, Injury prevention, Orthopaedic biomechanics, spinal cord injury, spine trauma
Dr. Kerry Delaney
Associate Member

Research Interests: Physiology
Dr. Anita Delongis
Investigator
  

Research Interests: Chronic disease, Coping, Mental health, Social support, Stress
Dr. Marcel Dvorak
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: Arthritis, Outcome measures, Traumatic SCI
Dr. Stacy Elliott
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Autonomic Dysreflexia, Fertility, Plasticity, Sensory substitution, Sexual rehabilitation
Dr. Janice Eng
Principal Investigator
  
  
  

Research Interests: Clinical trials, Knowledge translation, Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, Stroke
Dr. Susan Forwell
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Assessment, Chronic disease, Disability policy, Fatigue, Rehabilitation treatment, Self management
Dr. Heather Gainforth
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: behaviour change, health promotion, kinesiology, Knowledge translation
Dr. Aziz Ghahary
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Cell transplantation, Diabetes, Scaffold, Skin substitute, Wound healing
Dr. David Granville
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: Aging, Cardiovascular health, dermatology, extracellular matrix, Granzymes, inflammation, proteases, remodelling, Tissue injury, Wound healing
Dr. Tom Grigliatti
Emeritus Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests:
Dr. Andy Hoffer
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests:
Dr. Tim Inglis
Associate Member

Research Interests: Balance, Biomechanics, Microneurography, Neurophysiology, Postural control
Dr. Reza Jalili
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: Cell transplantation, Diabetes, scaffolding, Wound healing
Dr. Tal Jarus
Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Locomotor training, Mental health, Occupational performance
Dr. Mohammad Javan
Associate Member

Research Interests: Axons, Myelin, Neurodegeneration, Neurophysiology, Neuroprotection, Regeneration
Dr. Shannon Kolind
Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Axons, Central Nervous System, Disease, inflammation, Injury, MRI, Myelin, Neurodegeneration
Dr. Piotr Kozlowski
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Diagnosis, MRI, Myelin, Plasticity, Prostate cancer
Dr. John Kramer
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Clinical trials, MRI, Neuropathic pain, Outcome measures
Dr. Andrei Krassioukov
Principal Investigator
  
  
  
  

Research Interests: Autonomic Dysreflexia, Blood Pressure Control, Bowel Dysfunctions, Cardiovascular health, Knowledge translation, Locomotor training, Physical medicine, Sexual rehabilitation
Dr. Brian Kwon
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Biomarkers, Clinical trials, Neuroprotection, Spine surgery, Translational research
Dr. Andrew Laing
Associate Member

Research Interests: Aging, Balance, Biomechanics, Falling, Workplace musculoskeletal disorders
Dr. Tania Lam
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Ambulation, Locomotor training, Outcome measures, Plasticity, Robotics, Urinary control, walking
Dr. Cornelia Laule
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: MRI, Myelin, Neurodegeneration, pathology
Dr. Nan Liu
Associate Member

Research Interests: Autonomic Dysreflexia, Diet, Neuroprotection, Rehabilitation, urodynamics
Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: community-based research, physical activity behaviour change, physical activity outcomes, psychosocial outcomes, social participation
Dr. William Miller
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: Aging, Fatigue, Mobility, Occupational therapy, Self-efficacy, Wheelchair
Dr. Freda Miller
Associate Member

Research Interests: Neural development, Neurophysiology, neuroscience, Sympathetic neurons
Dr. Patricia Mills
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: botulinum toxin, Clinical trials, Non-traumatic SCI, Physical medicine, Rehabilitation, spasticity, Traumatic SCI
Dr. Wayne Moore
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests:
Dr. Ben Mortenson
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Accessibility, Aging, Assistive technology, caregiving, Mobility, Occupational therapy, Outcome measures, Quality of life, Rehabilitation, Robotics, social participation, spinal cord injury
Dr. Michael Negraeff
Associate Member

Research Interests: Coping, Neuropathic pain, Pain, Pain management, Quality of life
Dr. Mark Nigro
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: Infertility, Organ transplantation
Dr. Tim O’Connor
Investigator
  

Research Interests: Neural development, Regeneration
Dr. Ipek Oruc
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: facial recognition, psychophysics, visual perception
Dr. Tom Oxland
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: injury biomechanics, Orthopaedic biomechanics, Surgical implants
Dr. Catherine Pallen
Emeritus Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: Cell Signaling, Myelin, Regeneration
Dr. Scott Paquette
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: Pain, Surgical Education
Dr. Aaron Phillips
Associate Member

Research Interests: Autonomic function, Blood Pressure Control, Cardiovascular health, cerebral blood flow regulation, Neural control, Neurophysiology, Neurovascular coupling
Dr. Matt Ramer
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: Pain, Plasticity, Regeneration, Sensory neurons, Sympathetic neurons
Dr. Jane Roskams
Investigator
  

Research Interests: Data Science, Neural development, Regeneration
Dr. Bonita Sawatzky
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: assistive devices, efficiency arthrogryposis, Mobility, Wheelchair propulsion biomechanics
Dr. Babak Shadgan
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: Bio-sensing, Clinical Biophotonics, Musculoskeletal and sports medicine, Near-infrared spectroscopy, Neuroprotection, Translational research
Dr. William Sheel
Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Cardiovascular health, Exercise, Rehabilitation, Respiration, Sport cardiology
Dr. Carolyn Sparrey
Investigator
  
  
  

Research Interests: Biomaterials, Biomechanics, cost effective health care technologies, finite element methods, Injury prevention, Modeling, patient specific technologies, spinal cord injury mechanics
Dr. Miriam Spering
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: eye movements, eye-hand coordination, perceptual-motor, visual perception
Dr. John Steeves
Emeritus Principal Investigator
  
  
  

Research Interests: Arm and hand rehabilitation, Clinical trials, Myelin, Outcome measures, Plasticity
Dr. Lynn Stothers
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: neurourology, urinary tract infection, urodynamics, urology
Dr. John Street
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Helmet performance, Injury prevention
Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Cell transplantation, Diet, Myelin, Neuroprotection, Regeneration
Dr. Andrea Townson
Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Community involvement, Fatigue, High Tetraplegia, Non-traumatic SCI, Outcome measures, Physical medicine
Dr. Paul van Donkelaar
Associate Member

Research Interests: brain injuries, cerebrovascular function, concussion, neurocognitive function, sensorimotor control
Dr. Darren Warburton
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Cardiovascular health, Chronic disease and disability, Clinical exercise rehabilitation, High performance physiology, Pediatric health, Rehabilitation, Sport cardiology, Sports medicine
Dr. Cheryl Wellington
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Aging, lipid metabolism, Neurodegeneration, neuroscience, pathology
Dr. Christopher West
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Cardiovascular health, Exercise, Rehabilitation, Sport cardiology
Dr. David Whitehurst
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: Economic evaluation, Health economics, outcome measurement, Outcome valuation, Quality of life, wellbeing
Dr. Stephanie Willerth
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: Biomaterials, Regeneration, Scaffold, spinal cord injury, Stem cell, Tissue engineering
Dr. Rhonda Willms
Associate Member

Research Interests:
Dr. David Wilson
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: Biomechanics, Hip injury, Joints, MRI, Osteoarthritis
Dr. Lyndia Wu
Principal Investigator
  
  

Research Interests: concussion, head impact sensing, soft tissue biomechanics, traumatic brain injury
Dr. E. Paul Zehr
Principal Investigator
  

Research Interests: Ambulation, Coordination, Neural control, Rehabilitation, Stroke