I received my PhD in Recreation and Leisure Studies—Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Waterloo in 2004 and my MA in Recreation and Leisure Studies—Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Waterloo in 1999.
My academic interests cover the areas of disability, chronic illness, caregiving, therapeutic recreation, adapted activity, and qualitative research. Through the use of qualitative research methods, I attempt to understand the experiences of having a disability and/or chronic illness from the perspective of the individual, their family and their support network. I am also keenly interested in studying the health and well-being of these individuals, and the ways in which these areas of their lives may be improved through effective programming.
I am willing to supervise undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying the health and well-being of individuals with disability/chronic illness and their support networks.