Dr. Bardouille is a MEG physicist, staff scientist, and Director of the MEG Laboratory at the IWK Health Centre, and is Adjunct Professor in the School of Physiotherapy and Department of Computer Science at Dalhousie University. Dr. Bardouille’s MEG research interests focus on developing mathematical and computation approaches to measuring synchrony and communication within the human brain, and the application of these approaches for the purposes of clinical diagnosis and the tracking of treatment efficacy (e.g., stroke rehabilitation)
David Westwood is Professor and Head of Kinesiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He runs the ActionLab, which is dedicated to the scientific study of skilled human movements. David teaches undergraduate courses in Motor Control/Learning, Neural Bases of Sensory and Motor Function, and seminars in Vision and Action.
Dr. Gail Eskes is head of the Research Laboratory for Cognitive Health and Recovery at Dalhousie University. Her clinical and research expertise has focused on the assessment and treatment of cognitive disorders resulting from neurological disorders. Dr. Eskes is currently the lead investigator on studies examining the effects of attention disorders on functional recovery and cognitive rehabilitation following a stroke.
Diane MacKenzie, OT.Reg.(NS), PhD
School of Occupational Therapy
Research Topics: observation skills; neurorehabilitation; interprofessional education; professional behaviour
Read more about Dr. MacKenzie and her work here.
Kate Grosweiner, BScPT, BScChem
School of Physiotherapy
After completing her Physiotherapy degree, Kate worked at the Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta from 2005-2008. She then returned to the Maritimes and has been working since as a staff physiotherapist at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, NS. Kate has worked clinically in orthopaedics, neurotherapeutics, cardiorespiratory and general medicine patient populations. Currently, she holds a permanent position at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre where she works with the Musculoskeletal and Acquired Brain Injury programs. Kate also acts as a part-time Clinical Lab Instructor at the Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy. Recently, she has joined Dr. Shaun Boe’s research team, as a treating physiotherapist for subjects who are involved in the mCIMT clinical trial.
Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, PT, PhD
School of Physiotherapy
Dr. MacKay-Lyons received her BSc (Physical Therapy) from the University of Toronto, MSc (Physical Therapy) from the University of Southern California, and PhD (Physiology) from Dalhousie University. She is an associate professor in the School of Physiotherapy, Dalhousie University, an Affiliate Scientist at the Nova Scotia Health Authority, and holds cross-appointments in the Faculty of Medicine and IWK Health Care.
Dr. MacKay-Lyons has extensive clinical and research experience in neuro-rehabilitation. Currently, she is leading a large multi-site clinical trial on the role of exercise and education on secondary stroke prevention and is lead author of best practice recommendations for the clinical application of aerobic exercise in stroke rehabilitation.
Dr. MacKay-Lyons is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Stroke Network, is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, CIHR, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee and Chair-Elect of the HSFC Nova Scotia Advisory Board, as well as an associate editor of Physiotherapy Canada and the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal. She has received several awards including the Enid Graham Memorial Lectureship, Life Membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Canadian Progress Club Women of Excellence Award for Research, and Dedicated Service Award from HSFC.
Alison McDonald, BSc(PT) is a Clinical Specialist (Neurosciences) and currently works on the Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service at the NS Rehabilitation Centre, Halifax. She is also an Adjunct Professor (Clinical) with the School of Physiotherapy, Dalhousie University. Alison has attended the CIMT Laboratory at the University of Alabama where she learned CIMT evaluations and techniques.
Dr. Aaron Newman is director of the Neurocognitive Imaging Lab, and is affiliated with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the IWK Health Centre, and the National Research Council of Canada. He uses brain imaging to study how languages are learned and how they are affected by experiences such as stroke, deafness, and epilepsy.
Dr. Stephen Phillips is a stroke neurologist based in the Halifax Infirmary site of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. His clinical stroke research at the Brain Repair Centre, Dalhousie University, has focused on treatment, outcomes, service delivery and knowledge translation.