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Dalton Wolfe, PhD
Scientist, Parkwood Institute Research
Assistant Professor (Part-time), School of Health Studies, Western University

Dalton is the lead of the R2P team, which reflects his passion for re-defining how researchers might work alongside practitioners and their patients to generate new knowledge at the same time as
improving care and clinical outcomes. His primary research interest is in the area of knowledge mobilization and best practice implementation with a focus on physical activity, activity-based therapies and self-management. R2P initiatives employ implementation science and participatory research methods to put in place practice-based research infrastructure with the goals of “learning while we are doing” and “improving while we are evaluating”. Dalton enjoys contributing to the R2P “Song of the
Month” to share his love of music and also loves all thing nature (often boring people on hikes by pointing out all the different species of birds). He hopes to become proficient at curling over the next few years (ideally in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics).

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Anna Kras-Dupuis
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Parkwood Institute

Anna is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Rehabilitation Program at Parkwood Institute Main St. Joseph’s Health Care London. She has had over 34 years of experience in nursing, including acute neurosciences, education and neurological rehabilitation. Anna’s key areas of interest include knowledge mobilization
and patient self-management. Anna has strongly supported clinical and research integration and collaborative innovations within the rehabilitation program. Anna believes in people’s strengths, the collective wisdom of teams and fosters the culture of ongoing improvement and learning. Her interests include traveling the world, spending time outdoors and playing piano.

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Heather Askes
Research Coordinator, Parkwood Institute Research

Heather is a Research Coordinator at Parkwood Institute Research and has been involved in many projects ranging from clinical trials and traditional research studies, to implementation science initiatives.   Working directly with the SCI population, caregivers and clinicians, her focus has been on improving and optimizing patient and rehabilitation outcomes.  Outside of work, Heather enjoys spending time with family, traveling the world, watching or playing various sports, and working with stained glass!

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Marquise Bonn
Research Coordinator, R2P

Marquise is currently a research coordinator at Parkwood Institute Research and a combined MPT/PhD student at Western University. Her research interest includes acquired brain injury rehabilitation, specifically interventions to assist individuals with persisting symptoms. In the future, she hopes to help create an interdisciplinary acquired brain injury rehabilitation clinic in northern Ontario. Her interests include figure skating, fastball, fishing, and her basset hound, Dega.

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Stephanie Marrocco, MSc, PhD Student
Research Coordinator, Parkwood Institute Research
PhD Student, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences,
Western University

Stephanie is a research coordinator at Parkwood Institute Research, as well as a PhD student in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Western University.  Stephanie’s research is in the area of activity and mobility, specifically how activity-based therapies and exercise can improve mobility, reduce secondary
complication, and improve overall quality of life for people living with mobility impairments due to neurological injuries. She had completed a Master’s of Science in 2015, which focused on characterizing the biomechanics of gait for individuals post-stroke. Being a true northerner, Stephanie loves playing and watching hockey, as well as hiking and camping in the great outdoors!

Stephanie
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Laura J Graham, MPT, PhD
Physiotherapist, NeuroTrauma Rehabilitation Program, Parkwood Institute
Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute
Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Western University, London, ON

As a physiotherapist, Laura has primarily worked in adult brain injury since 2011. Her teaching focus is neurological injury/illness rehabilitation; and her research focus is interventions for adults with persistent symptoms post concussion/mild traumatic brain injury. She has consulted with WSIB Ontario on mTBI Program of Care revision, presented at See The Line concussion symposium, and taught physiotherapist instructors across Canada about concussion/mTBI rehabilitation for the National Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

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Calogero Giurleo
Occupational Therapist, SCI Rehab Program, Parkwood Institute Main

Charlie is an Occupational Therapist in the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at Parkwood Institute Main St. Joseph’s Health Care London. He has had over 10 years of experience working as an occupational therapist in neurological, musculoskeletal and mental health rehabilitation. Charlie strongly believes in the importance of clinical and research integration, as he feels collaboration undoubtedly leads to enhanced patient care in spinal cord injury rehabilitation.  Charlie is involved in a number of quality improvement projects throughout Regional Rehabilitation program, and has a particular interest in implementation of best practice guidelines.  Charlie has recently completed a course through the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Sexual Health Rehabilitation. Of note, he has also co-led the development and implementation of the SCI Sexual Health Practice at Parkwood. Outside of Parkwood, Charlie enjoys travelling, sports and hiking. He also recently discovered his love for heavy metal music and enjoys kicking back to the sounds of Steel Panther and Metallachi.  As a native Montrealer, he is a loval Montreal Canadiens fan. His heart bleeds bleu, blanc et rouge

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Calogero Giurleo
Occupational Therapist, SCI Rehab Program, Parkwood Institute Main

Charlie is an Occupational Therapist in the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at Parkwood Institute Main St. Joseph’s Health Care London. He has had over 10 years of experience working as an occupational therapist in neurological, musculoskeletal and mental health rehabilitation. Charlie strongly believes in the importance of clinical and research integration, as he feels collaboration undoubtedly leads to enhanced patient care in spinal cord injury rehabilitation.  Charlie is involved in a number of quality improvement projects throughout Regional Rehabilitation program, and has a particular interest in implementation of best practice guidelines.  Charlie has recently completed a course through the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Sexual Health Rehabilitation. Of note, he has also co-led the development and implementation of the SCI Sexual Health Practice at Parkwood. Outside of Parkwood, Charlie enjoys travelling, sports and hiking. He also recently discovered his love for heavy metal music and enjoys kicking back to the sounds of Steel Panther and Metallachi.  As a native Montrealer, he is a loval Montreal Canadiens fan. His heart bleeds bleu, blanc et rouge

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Deena Lala
Regional Navigator for CORP and CSRT, Parkwood Institute

Deena is the Regional Navigator for the Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team and the Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab Program. She completed her Masters of Physical Therapy and PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Western University. Deena’s clinical interest is in neurological injuries including stroke, acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury. Her primary goal is to ensure optimal care is received and services are provided seamlessly. When she is not focused on program development and quality improvement initiatives, Deena enjoys travelling, playing sports and is an avid basketball fan. #LetsGoRaptors.

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Stephanie Cornell
Clinical Development and Implementation Lead, Rehab Program, Parkwood Institute

Stephanie is a physiotherapist at Parkwood Institute who received her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2011. She is currently the Clinical Development and Implementation Lead of the Rehabilitation Program and teaches part-time at the Physio School at Western. She has a strong background in activity-based therapies, with specific specialization in locomotor training technologies. She has long been imbedded in a practice-based research environment at Parkwood Institute, is currently involved the Provicial SCI Consortium and PRIME work and supports innovative clinical programming aimed at improving the health outcomes of individuals with mobility impairments.   Stephanie is loving the R2P concept and team and works with a really special group of people at Parkwood!

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Bonnie Chapman
Research Assistant, Parkwood Institute

Bonnie has worked as a Research Assistant at Parkwood Institute since 2006.  She has been involved in many SCI projects including the Functional Electrical Stimulation Project (FES) as the coordinator, taking on recruitment, daily organization, data collection and recording as well as the Neurogenic Bowel
Dysfunction where tasks included recruitment, data collection and recording.  Bonnie’s Knowledge Mobilization Network (KMN) work included the creation of timely comprehensive online
questionnaires, while her Online Physical Activity and Nutrition (OPAN) assistance included recruitment and organization of weekly exercise classes as well as data collection and recording.  For the Neurogenic Bladder Self Management app, Bonnie created prototypes for presentation and assisted with clinician and consumer focus group recruitment. Presently Bonnie is working on the Parkwood Rehabilitation Innovation in Movement Enhancement (PRIME) project, recruiting participants and collecting data.  In 
the fall and winter Bonnie organizes and schedules students into the PT gym and clinics run out of
Parkwood.  Outside of work Bonnie has 3 grown children, 2 dogs and 1 husband; she enjoys solitary times, family times, biking, walking her dogs, travelling, gardening and swimming.

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Ivie K. Evbuomwan, M.SC
Research Coordinator R2P, Parkwood Institute Research

Ivie has worked as project coordinator on several projects involving collaboration of STEM professionals to improve outcomes. She works as research coordinator with ‘Research to Practice’ Team at Parkwood Institute Research and Implementation Manager, SCI Quality Care Consortium which is focused on implementing best practices across SCI rehabilitation programs in Ontario. Her interests include improving healthcare for people with spinal cord injury by optimizing collaborative efforts of researchers, administrators, individuals with lived experience and clinicians through knowledge mobilization and implementation science.

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Shannon

Shannon is a known leader in brain injury rehabilitation. As a physiotherapist, she has spent most of her career working in adult brain injury rehabilitation. Shannon teaches physiotherapy students and clinicians across the world in concussion management best practices; and locally, Shannon has been a
innovator, working with her team members to develop and implement new and more efficient ways to providing adult brain injury rehabilitation. When she isn’t taking the rehab world by storm, or raising her two beautiful children, she can be found devouring print (from academic journal articles to novels) or
the latest films or documentaries from her favorite directors.

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Patrick Stapleton

Patrick is a teacher and coach who experienced a spinal cord injury in 2015. Being an educator, Patrick has a keen interest in research and improving services to persons with spinal cord injury. As an integral member of the R2P team he provides valuable insight and feedback on areas requiring improvement.
His key interest is promoting more physical activity during rehab. Patrick is also a computer gamer and an avid sports fan following the Leafs, Raptors and Jays. He also participates in wheelchair curling and will be trying out golf this summer.

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Saagar Walia, MSc
Coordinator, Rehabilitation Program, Parkwood Institute 

Saagar is the Coordinator for numerous outpatient services in the Rehabilitation Program at Parkwood Institute.  He obtained a Masters of Science in Health Promotion from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Western University. Saagar is a strong advocate of research and clinical integration with the ultimate goal of using knowledge mobilization and best practice implementation frameworks to enhance clinical care and patient outcomes.  In previous years, Saagar managed projects related to best practice implementation in SCI rehabilitation and a planning process for developing recommendations for a national SCI research and implementation network. His personal interests include keeping active (rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, and badminton) and traveling the world.

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