Team Members

Lead Researcher:

Research interests:   

  • Assistive technology, social participation, caregiving, outcome measurement 
  • Working with assistive technology users, informal and formal caregivers, individuals with spinal cord injury and residents in long-term care 

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • MAP Principal Investigator 
  • Accessibility Advisory Committees/Disability Advocacy (lead) 
  • Intersectional Sensitivity Training for Service Providers (lead) 
  • COVID-19 and Making Streets for People (lead) 
  • Communications Committee 

 

Web pages: 

https://osot.ubc.ca/directory/ben-mortenson/ 

https://icord.org/researchers/dr-ben-mortenson/

https://www.vchri.ca/researchers/ben-mortenson

 

Phone: (604) 675-8870  

Email : ben.mortenson[at]ubc.ca 

Twitter: @mortensonlab

Researchers:

Research interests:   

  • Disability advocacy  
  • Municipal advisory committees  
  • Accessibility policies  
  • Sociology of disability 
  • Disability in post-Socialist contexts 

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • COVID-19 and Making Streets for People
  • Accessibility Advisory Committees/Disability Advocacy on a Local Level  (lead)  
  • Intersectional Sensitivity Training for Service Providers 
  • Communications committee 

 

Web pages: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alfiyabattalova/  

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alfiya-Battalova  

 

Email : alfiya.battalova[at]ubc.ca

Involvement in MAP:  

  • MAP Community Lead 
  • MAP Social Accessibility Stream Committee Member 

 

Web pages:  

www.silverharbourcentre.com 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/annwen-loverin-525833a/ 

 

Phone: (604) 980-2474 

Email: annwen[at]silverharbourcentre.com

Research interests:

  • Older adults
  • Persons with disability
  • Mobility
  • Social inclusion/exclusion and participation
  • Physical environment and health
  • Recent research in MAP can be summarized as:
    • a) development of comprehensive and validated user-led tools in environmental assessments for older adults and people with disabilities;
    • b) development of evidence-based Knowledge Translation tools (e.g., videos and photovoice exhibits) in mobility and participation for diverse group of people using a community-based participatory process

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Co-lead for Navigation and Pedestrian Environment Accessibility Stream
  • Stakeholders Walkability/Wheelability Audit in Neighbourhoods (SWAN) Tool Development (lead)
  • COVID-19 and Making Streets for People

 

Email: amahmood[at]sfu.ca

Research interests:   

  • Disability Policy 
  • Social Participation and Inclusion 
  • Person-environment interaction 
  • Adaptive Leisure and Physical Activity 
  • Community-Based Participatory Research 
  • Qualitative and Mixed-methods Research 

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Engineering Solutions for Outdoor Accessibility (lead) 
  • Intersectional Sensitivity Training for Service Providers 
  • Active Transportation Policy Analysis (lead)

 

Web page: https://ahs.uic.edu/disability-human-development/directory/labbe-delphine/  

 

Phone: (312) 413-8569

Email : dlabbe[at]uic.edu 

Research interests:   

  • Health institutions  
  • Design solutions at the home or urban level to improve the quality of life of disabled people

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  •  Stakeholders Walkability/Wheelability Audit in Neighbourhoods (SWAN) Tool Development
  • Engineering Solutions to Outdoor Accessibility 
  • Intersectional Sensitivity Training for Service Providers 
  • Active Transportation Policy Analysis 

 

Web page: https://www.cirris.ulaval.ca/fr/ernesto-morales  

 

Phone: (418) 529-9141 # 6030 
Email : ernesto.morales[at]fmed.ulaval.ca 

Research interests:   

  • People with disabilities or loss of autonomy 
  • Technical and technological aids 
  • Urban planning 
  • Development and validation of measuring instruments  

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Co-lead for Navigation and Pedestrian Environment Accessibility Stream
  • Stakeholders Walkability/Wheelability Audit in Neighbourhoods (SWAN) Tool Development
  • Engineering Solutions to Outdoor Accessibility
  • COVID-19 and Making Streets for People 
  • Active Transportation Policy Analysis 
  • Indicator Development
  • Social Network Analysis

  

Web page: http://cirris.ulaval.ca/fr/francois-0 

 

Phone: (418) 529-9141 # 6256 

Email : françois.routhier[at]rea.ulaval.ca  

Research interests:   

  • Physical Activity Participation 
  • Applied Social & Exercise Psychology 
  • Behaviour Change 
  • Disability & Spinal Cord Injury 
  • Knowledge Mobilization 
  • Integrated Knowledge Translation 
  • Community-Engaged Research 
  • Implementation Science 

 

Web pages:  

https://hes.ok.ubc.ca/about/contact/kathleen-martin-ginis/  

https://www.med.ubc.ca/person/kathleen-martin-ginis/ 

https://sciactioncanada.ok.ubc.ca/ 

 

Phone: (250) 807-9187 

Email:  kathleen_martin.ginis[at]ubc.ca 

Research interests:   

  • Loss of autonomy and social participation 
  • Mobility and aging  
  • Health care technologies  
  • Physical activity 
  • Life in society 

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Stakeholders Walkability/Wheelability Audit in Neighbourhoods (SWAN) Tool Development
  • Accessibility Advisory committees/Disability Advocacy on a Local Level  
  • Active Transportation Policy Analysis  
  • Indicator Development

 

Emailkrista.best[at]fmed.ulaval.ca  

Research interests:   

  • Knowledge transfer 
  • Social environment  
  • Physical environment 
  • Technological environment 

 

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Co-lead for Transportation Accessibility Stream
  • Accessibility Advisory Committees/Disability Advocacy on a Local Level  
  • Intersectional Sensitivity Training for Service Providers  
  • Active Transportation Policy Analysis  
  • COVID-19 and Making Streets for People  
  • Indicator Development (lead)
  • Social Network Analysis (lead)
  • Website Accessibility for People with Traumatic Brain Injury (lead)

 

Web page: http://cirris.ulaval.ca/fr/marie-eve-lamontagne  

 

Phone: (418) 529-9141 # 2423 

Email : marie-eve.lamontagne[at]cirris.ulaval.ca 

Research interests:   

  • Disability policy 
  • Spirituality and disability 
  • Attitudes toward disability 
  • Disability and primary care (esp. “Actionable Nuggets”) 

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Intersectional Sensitivity Training for Service Providers (lead)

 

Web page: https://www.rehab.queensu.ca/mary-ann-mccoll  

 

Phone: (613) 533-6319 

Email :  mccollm[at]queensu.ca  

Research interests:   

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) 
  • Human environment interactions
  • Smart and inclusive mobility and cities  
  • Geospatial assistive technologies
  • Accessibility mapping
  • RV, RA and TIC Augmented and virtual geospatial reality 

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Stakeholders Walkability/Wheelability Audit in Neighbourhoods (SWAN) Tool Development
  • Engineering Solutions to Outdoor Accessibility  
  • Intersectional Sensitivity Training for Service Providers  
  • Active Transportation Policy Analysis 

 

Web page: https://www.cirris.ulaval.ca/researchers/mir-abolfazl-mostafavi/

 

Phone: (418) 656-2131 #402750 

Email : mir-abolfazl.mostafavi[at]scg.ulaval.ca      

Research interests:   

  • People with disabilities or loss of autonomy 
  • Technology 
  • Home Support 
  • Social participation 
  •  

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • COVID-19 and Making Streets for People 
  • Website Accessibility for People with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Communication and Social Media committees 

 

Web page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nolwenn-lapierre-phd-07202a60/ 

 

Phone: (418) 529-9141 

Email :  nolwenn.lapierre.1[at]ulaval.ca 

Research interests:   

  • Social participation and human rights 
  • Social environment 
  • People with disabilities 
  • Political sociology and social movements 
  • Social policies and theories of disability 

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Co-lead for Social Accessibility Stream
  • Active Transportation Policy Analysis  
  • COVID-19 and Making Streets for People  

 

Web Page: https://www.cirris.ulaval.ca/fr/normand-boucher  

 

Phone: (418) 529-9141 #6740 

Email: Normand.boucher[at]cirris.ulaval.ca  

Involvement in MAP:

  • MAP Community Lead
  • MAP Social Accessibility Stream Member

Research interests  

  • Technology (wheeled mobility, mHealth) design use and evaluation
  • Wheeled mobility devicesdeterminants of wheelchair use, measurement tools (development and evaluation)balance and ambulation confidence, and assessment of assistive technology (e.g., wheeled mobility devices) used to enable mobility disabled adults’ self-efficacy, (e.g. individuals with lower limb amputation, spinal cord injury, and stroke)
  • Behavioral change, social participation 

 

Involvement in MAP 

  • Co-lead for Transportation Accessibility Stream
  • Engineering Solutions to Outdoor Accessibility (lead)
  • Intersectional Sensitivity Training for Service Providers 
  • Active Transportation Policy Analysis (lead)

 

Web page: http://millerresearch.osot.ubc.ca/ 

 

Phone: (604) 714–4107 

Email : bill.miller[at]ubc.ca 

Partner Staff:

Advisory Board Members:

Collaborators:

Research interests: 

 

Web page: https://www.oru.se/english/employee/cecilia_pettersson

 

Phone: +46 79 061 4088

Email: cecilia.pettersson[at]oru.se

Research interests:

  • Community exercise for people after stroke
  • Health Literacy responsiveness
  • Implementation science and practice change
  • Co-design carer/peer support
  • Transition to independence for young stroke
  • Technology based rehab

 

Involvement in the following MAP projects:

  • Accessibility Advisory Committees/Disability Advocacy on a Local Level 

 

Web page: https://www.utas.edu.au/profiles/staff/health/Marie-Louise-Bird

 

Phone: +61 408123433

Email: marie-louise.bird[at]utas.edu.au

Research interests:

  • Sense of place
  • Ageing-in-place
  • Age-friendly cities and communities

 

Involvement in the following MAP projects:

 

Web page: https://researchportal.hw.ac.uk/en/persons/ryan-woolrych

 

Phone: +44(0)7957406677

Email: r.d.woolrych[at]hw.ac.uk

Research interests: 

Passionate about innovation for and by disability, I am particularly involved in the HIT project (Handicap Innovation Territory: hit-lorient.bzh) which aims to develop the Lorient Agglomeration area around disability and innovation.

I am also strongly involved in the development of the REHAB-LAB community (fablabs integrated into health and care organizations to allow patients / residents to create their own technical aids via 3D printing: rehab-lab.org).

 

Web page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/willyallegre/

 

Phone: +33666012440

Email: willy.allegre[at]vyv3.fr

Research interests: 

  • Spinal cord injury

Involvement in the following MAP projects:

  • Engineering Solutions for Outdoor Accessibility
  • COVID-19 and Making Streets for People
  • Accessibility Advisory Committees / Disability Advocacy on a
    Local Level

Web page: https://sci-bc.ca/team/chris-mcbride/

Phone: (604) 326-1226

Email: cmcbride[at]sci-bc.ca

Research Students:

Research interests:   

  • Serious mental illness and improving wellbeing
  • Traumatic experiences in first responders
  • Gender differences in the experience of trauma

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • SWAN
  • Sensory Scoping Review 

Research interests:   

  • Environmental gerontology
  • Age-friendly cities with a focus on improving accessibility, walkability and wheelability of urban built environments for older adults and people with mobility disabilities  

Involvement in MAP:  

  • SWAN 

Research interests:   

  • Rehabilitation Interventions focusing on balance, mobility and fatigue in people with spinal cord injury consequently aiming to ameliorate quality of life 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • PhD student
  • Accessibility Advisory Committees/Disability Advocacy on a Local Level

 

Web page:

http://linkedin.com/in/prajapati-h-vaishnav-a2a38720b 

 

Email : himanivaishnav567[at]gmail.com or himani27[at]student.ubc.ca 

Research Interests:

  • Influence of the neighbourhood built environment on the out-of-home mobility and social participation of persons with dementia
  • Design, dementia, disability, and mobility

Involvement in MAP: 

  • PhD student
  • Stakeholders Walkability/Wheelability Audit in Neighbourhoods (SWAN) Tool Development

Email: kseethar[at]sfu.ca

Research Interests:

  • Universal accessibility

  • Knowledge transfer

  • Social inclusion of people with disabilities



Involvement in MAP:

  • PhD student
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Student Committee
  • Social media and Communication committees

Email: maelle.corcuff.1[at]ulaval.ca

Research interests:   

  • Pediatric research and in particular in the benefits of physical activity in children and adolescents with physical and/or cognitive disabilities
  • Doctoral project, supervised by Dr. Maxime Robert and Dr. Krista Best, focuses on the role of physical literacy and fundamental motor skills in children with motor limitations. The concept of physical literacy influences the physical activity practice of individuals throughout their lives and plays an important role in the social integration of youth

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • PhD student
  • Social Media Committee 

 

Web page:  

www.linkedin.com/in/margaux-hebinck-954b12210 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Margaux-Hebinck 

Email : margaux.hebinck.1[at]ulaval.ca 

Education and professional experience:

Training:

  • Homeopathy
  • Physiotherapy (Physiotherapy in Benin)
  • Psychology
  • Management (university degree)
  • Professional Studies Diploma in Business Launch
  • Osteopathy (in progress)

Professional experience :

  • Research assistant
  • Extensive experience in clinical practice in hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation centers in Africa
  • Expertise in rehabilitation / rehabilitation in trauma, rheumatology, neurology, clinical lymphophlebology, chronic ulcers and wounds and in geriatrics

Research interests:

  • Geriatrics and quality of life
  • Chronic diseases in the elderly
  • Aging
  • Mobility, accessibility and participation
  • Neurology
  • Movement disorders
  • Orthotics and prostheses
  • Rehabilitation services and care
  • Trauma / injuries and neuromuscular diseases
  • Wound and scarring
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Autonomy loss
  • Cognitive development

Implications in the following MAP projects:

  • Project 2: Accessibility Advisory Committee / Advocacy for people with disabilities at the local level / Community engagement and people with disabilities
  • Project 5: Analysis of active transport policies

Web page: www.linkedin.com/in/mkiki

Email: gbetogo-maxime.kiki[at]cirris.ulaval.ca

Research interests:   

  • Mobility of people with disabilities in their community
  • How people navigate and the policies and practices that impact them 

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • SWAN 

Research interests:   

  • Social Participation, Inclusion and Equality within the transportation industry 
  • Finding ways to mitigate discrimination towards individuals who identify with a disability 

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Master’s student
  • Intersectional Sensitivity Training 
  • COVID-19 and Making Streets for People
  • Student Committee
  • Social Media Committee 

 

Web page: www.linkedin.com/in/olatioluwase-olatona-80bba4180  

  

Email : ola98[at]student.ubc.ca or olatioluwase[at]gmail.com

Research Interests:

  • Smart mobility 
  • Geospatial Analysis 
  • Landmark-based navigation 
  • Location-Based Services 
  • Smart and Inclusive City 

Involvement in MAP:

  • Engineering Solutions to Outdoor Accessibility

Phone: (418) 271-1614

Email: sanaz.azimi.1[at]ulaval.ca

Research Interests:

  • Aging, disability, and accessibility within the built environment

Involvement in MAP: 

  • Stakeholders Walkability/Wheelability Audit in Neighbourhoods (SWAN) Tool Development
  • Student Committee

Email: thomas_jenkins[at]sfu.ca

Research interests:   

  • Collaborative policy and program accessibility solutions to remove barriers of the built environment, transportation, social participation, and intersectionality 
  • Community participatory research  

  

Involvement in MAP:  

  • PhD student
  • Active Transportation Policy Analysis 
  • Engineering Solutions for Outdoor Accessibility 

  

Web page: http://www.rehabresearchprogram.com/ 

  

Email: tsca0819[at]student.ubc.ca 

Research Staff:

Involvement in MAP: 

  • Communications committee

Email: jodine.perkins[at]ubc.ca

Research interests:

  • Well-being and mental health of older adults in the community
  • Development of infants and children from a cross-cultural perspective, specifically focusing on parent-infant attunement and responsiveness

Involvement in the following MAP projects:

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant in the MAP SFU Stream

 

Email: asharroc[at]sfu.ca

Research Interests:

  • Neuropsychology, neurodegenerative disorders and diseases as well as cognition in aging

Involvement in MAP:

  • Social media committee

Research interests:   

  • Elderly population from a public health perspective, ranging from their accessibility to equitable and targeted healthcare to looking at the barriers elderly people experience regarding the built environment in their community
  • Identifying the social and physical barriers persons with disabilities experience when living in an able-bodied society

Involvement in MAP:  

  • SWAN 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Communication and Social Media committees 

 

Email:  nicole.banting[at]ubc.ca  

Research interests:   

  • Accessibility of physical and institutional environments for disabled and neurodiverse populations 
  • Working with disabled, neurodiverse and LGBTQ2SIA+ populations 
  • Urban planning 

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Social Media Committee (Twitter) 

 

Web page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophia-sauvageau-a93944168/ 

Email : sophia.sauvageau[at]ubc.ca 

Involvement in MAP:

  • Podcast committee

 

Email: tania.jagpal[at]ubc.ca

Research interests:   

  • Community engagement and breaking down barriers for marginalized members in our community 

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Social media committee 

 

Web page:  

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianna-tang-558b3114a/ 

 

Email:  brianna.tang[at]ubc.ca 

Research interests:   

  • Occupational therapy’s role in recovery from mental illness 
  • Psychological, physical, and cognitive rehabilitation from brain injury 

 

 

Involvement in the following MAP projects:  

  • MAP administration committee 
  • Student leadership committee 

 

Email: collisc[at]student.ubc.ca 

Research interests:   

  • Community accessibility and advocacy
  • Physical, cognitive and language post-trauma rehabilitation

 

Involvement in MAP:  

  • Communications committee 

 

Web page:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/chelseamjang/

 

Email:  cjang[at]student.ubc.ca 

Research Interests:

  • Evolution due to climate change 
  • Species coexistence 
  • Evolutionary ecology

     

Involvement in MAP:

  • Accessibility Advisory Committees/Disability Advocacy on a Local Level 
  • Communications committee

Email: nola.morey[at]ubc.ca

Research interests: 
  • Research and development of tools for increasing participation and quality of life
  • Universal Design
  • Accessibility of recreation
  • Dementia and communication
  • Motor speech therapy

 

Involvement in the following MAP projects: 
  • Social Media Team
  • Podcast Team
 
 
Email: chris8t[at]student.ubc.ca

Research Interests: 

  • Environments and designs that hold empathy for the user

Involvement in MAP:

  • Social media committee

Email: zach.fitzgerald[at]ubc.ca

Research interests: 

  • Inclusion of people with disabilities in research 

 

Involvement in the following MAP projects:

  • Translation 

 

Email: girardtranslations[at]gmail.com